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Lens stuck The camera lens is stuck in the out position and the camera won't turn on at all. The camera was working just fine a the day before this happened. I have replaced the batteries and attempted to turn the camera on an off several times.

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Lens unit faulty and camera has gone into error mode. Repair lens ( several possibilities here ) and reset camera and it will work fine.

Posted on Sep 02, 2007

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