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It power cycles when in camera mode

I went to use my s4 & it will pop out the lens & the flash, but will not let me take a photo. I flip it over to either the setup or view modes & I have to hit the power button again to turn it on. Meaning that while in camera mode it turns on & then imediatly turns off. I hit the power button while in camera mode, and it retracts the lens & flash, then imediatly pops them back out again. The only way to shut it off & have the flash & lens in is to switch to view or setup & then shut it off.

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open the unit. look for anything electrical disconnected from sloppy factory

Posted on May 21, 2007



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Kyocera online Technical Support team- should sort this for you - it is I thing a switch fault and the camera should be replaced- if it is out of warranty a nominal fee will be charged.

Posted on Jun 26, 2007



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SOURCE: won't power up upon pressing on button, flash

Due to the tight tolerances inside the lense mechanism - small bits of sand or lint may become trapped in the mechanics.

It is advised to take the camera to a camera repair shop and have it disassembled and cleaned.

There are many small parts and intricacies that will render it totally useless if not done properly.

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Posted on Mar 30, 2010

Kiran Anto

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SOURCE: power immediately turns off with lens out and flash open

try these:-

  • connect it to pc and on it
  • vaccum the barrel of lens
  • changing mem. card and batt. for 2min.
  • shake it.
  • on and off in different positions

Posted on Sep 11, 2010


Tom Carson

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First thing to check is that the battery terminals inside the camera are clean (use a qtip and alcohol, or a pencil eraser). Although a battery or power problem can cause this symptom, so can a lens issue. The following blog details the things you can try to fix it:
Since there are tiny gears that drive the lens, any bit of dust, dirt, or lint can affect the initialization of the lens, and cause it to retract.
If you spray out the lens with compressed air, and try the other fixes, take it into a camera repair shop and get an estimate. Sometimes, it's cheaper to just buy a new one, since the cost of repair can be high.
Good luck, and hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 07, 2011

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