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Focus error comes up as soon as the camera is turned on

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  • Anonymous Dec 12, 2008

    Focus error comes on when I turn the camera on (as soon as i slide the lens cover to its full open position),,,the lens extends in and out and comes to a stationary position (a small unfamiliar electro mechanical malfunction sound does occur just prior to the focus error display..turning camera on and off does not work as a solution even when batteries are at peak [email protected] ..loved this camera but it is getting old!!!



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Aw, that just happend to me..
It's an old camera, dude..
I turned it off and it sayed FOCUS ERROR and I reset everything and it is still unfocussed.
But it was FINE before that!!

but if you find someone who can, TELL ME SO I CAN GET MY CAMERA FIXED TOO!!

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