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Lens will not open

These are the symptoms.

   Camera turns on

  The photo lens(on back) says x amount of photos used

The lens will not go out or open

Page 32 in book (When I replace the batteries, the camera comes on briefly then shuts right back off.)

 please help!!!

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  • meaterman15 Oct 10, 2008

    i push the on / off button i put new batteries comes on but the lens will not open also changed memory card says how many pictures are left but the shutter will no open to tabe able to take pictures

  • gabster4 Nov 26, 2008

    every time i turn on my camera it come on but the camera lens thing wont come out and it goes straight to my pic and its not saposed to do that im sure of it and i dont know how to fix it

  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2008

    arg. this is happening to me too! The shutter won't open and I can't take any pictures. :-(

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Same problem?

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Find the reset hole near the opening where you insert your battery. Press a paperclip in the hole and hold for about 6 seconds.

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do you have a camera with removable lens, just remove the lens
put another lens on, try take photo's, check the color and layout, view the photo, than try putting the old lens back on, see if if works,if you have the same results, than the lens maybe damaged

see if the lens is under any type of warranty, c/c, bank card.

contact dealer or manufacture or camera or lens repair shop to see if it is worth trying to fix or buy a new one.

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