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Optio S Powerup Problem

I just realized that when I take the battery out of the camera briefly and put it back in (for example, when I put the battery back in after a recharge), the camera does't powerup properly. It shows the green light and it doesn't go off and the camera hangs and nothing is functional. Has anybody else experienced this problem?

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Perhaps this is related to the focus problem you posted? Battery drain because the lens system hangs up on power-up? If this new lens system fail to open properly you can have battery and focus problems?

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