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My camera has suddenly stopped working. All I get now is a flashin AV sign on the LCD screen and the lense wont even focus, nor will the flash pop up. I have charged and replaced the batteries but this hasn't made any difference.

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Try to use the default settings in the instructions or reset the settings in the camera.

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