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My Camera just lost power, the lens is still stuck out, the battery was full when i used it, I also tried plugging in the charger now to see if it will restore power but it hasn't.. What should I do?

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usually camera doesn't lose power with lens stuck out, there must be external cause. But you should check first battery which actually is good or not.(using multimeter or to different camera that use same battery.) second with good battery is any light blinks momentarily. If any light blink then cause come from lens most case. But nothing happen then main pcb or power control pcb is the problem. Good luck with you!

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