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Lens wont come out

When i turn the camera on to take pictures, the lens doesnt come out and the camera beeps 18 times and says "Turn the power off and on again". Ive tried that, changed the batteries, and it still happens. you can hear the lens trying to come out but it wont.

it was working one day... then just decided not to the next.. ive been really careful so i cant think what could have caused it

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  • Anonymous Aug 11, 2008

    same problem here...same symptoms....

  • lukewilliams Aug 28, 2008

    no the shutter doesnt open

  • jilott Aug 28, 2008

    I also have the same problem. Sometimes it opens and sometimes it doesn't. Very frustrating when I want to take a picture of something that I only get one shot at taking...and the lens doesn't open.



    If anyone has any suggestions, I would appreciate it.

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Does the shutter open ?

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  • cyber-girl Aug 29, 2008

    Have you tried to re-initialise or re-boot the camera. There are a couple of things you can try.If they don't work then as a last resort the camera will need to be opened up. Not too difficult but a bit fiddly and you have to handle it carefully.

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