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I put in fresh batteries (lithium) and it registers full bars yet the camera turns off after a couple seconds. I can sometimes take a quick photo before it turns off, or I can try to view a photo in memory, before it turns off. Never had this problem berfore. Was working fine all week till yesterday.

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Do you making the picture when it happen? what lens are you using? light condition? or it just turns off by itself? please be as precise as possible and we will find the solution )
if it happens when autofocusing just try to clean the lens contacts on the lens and inside the camera body for starters.

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