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Will not select menu

When the camera is turned on, message comes up "The zoom will now return to the same position when turned off" Lens does so and then little else can be done. You can select flash function and timer function but menu, display, func, zoom, and activation button will not operate. Is there a system reset on the camera?

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Go to SETUP menu (Page 20 in my instruction book) and set ZOOM RESUME to OFF. Then it will open up at widest setting all the time.

Posted on Aug 26, 2008

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