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Camera beeps five times, doesn't work

My camera's playback works, but when I try to switch to video or thetaking picture function, it beeps five times, and the screen switchesto playback. The lens is already retracted. So the camera does not takepictures or video, only shows the pictures that I have already taken.How do I get the lens to extend and the camera to start takingpictures? The camera hasn't been abused in any way according to my ownknowledge.

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  • doug377 Aug 30, 2008

    My SD400 beeps 5 times when I switch to picture mode, or video mode. My lens is extend and won't retract, or take pictures. Problem occurred when I took a picture and was ready to take the next picture. When I pushed the shutter button, the screen went blank and the camera became totally unresponsive. After pulling out the battery and replacing I experience the noted behavior

  • lionfan1991 Sep 05, 2008

    This just started happening with my SD400 too! What gives?

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The beeps mean the lens can't be opened or closed. maybe something stuck or it's just failed?

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