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Lens When i press power, my camera makes a clicking noise and my lens keeps opening and closing for about four times before it goes into closed/off position. I am not able to take pictures, because it wont stay open

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  • Caryn87 Sep 20, 2008

    I have the same problem it was working fine this morning and now its doing the same thing as yours

  • Anonymous Nov 02, 2008

    I have the same exact problem. It was working and then the next day it just wouldn't turn on.

  • jay-177 Nov 04, 2008

    Have exact SAME problem as yours. Do you know what the problem is?

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    Lens remain open to

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Thanks pc6493. #2 FIXED the camera problem (lens going in and out and making clicking noise)! Much appreciated.

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