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Re:vivicam 5340 i meant the lens does NOT come out when i put it on.the shutter window remains closed.i removed the bateries, but the problem is still there- it comes on put goes off immediately.

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It sounds like you tried all there is to try. Have you taken the batteries out for long enough for the camera to reset? Have you tried an altrenate good mem card? If yes to both then I can't see what else you can do on your own. Get a repair estimate and hope for the best. I suggest you add this post to the previous one you made, as a comment. With all the information in one post, someone might come along with a better 2nd opinion. Good luck

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