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Camera shows zoom error message ¶ 

Camera lens does not extend and camera reads zoom error message

Reset the lens ¶ 

Shut off the camera. Turn the zoom button all the way to the right or left and hold it in place for approximately 5 seconds. Release the zoom button and then turn the camera back on, this should retract the lens.

Replace the lens ¶ 

If resetting the lens did not solve the issue, the lens will probably have to be replaced. To replace the lens, check out the guide posted here:

Taking pictures without user interaction ¶ 

Camera takes pictures without me pressing any buttons

Button is jammed ¶ 

Press down on the shutter button and release it slowly. If the button releases with the pace of your finger, it is not jammed. If the button stays down during any part of the test, the button is jammed. To fix/replace a jammed button, view the guide that is posted here:

Issue with motherboard ¶ 

The motherboard might be at fault, sending signals for the camera to perform that the user did not intend. To replace the motherboard, view the guide that is posted here:

Pictures not writing to SD card ¶ 

The pictures I'm taking aren't being saved to the SD card

SD card is locked ¶ 

The SD card lock might be on, which prevents the camera from interacting with the SD card. To check if this is the case, remove the SD card from the camera and look on the left side of the SD card; there should be a small switch. Ensure that this switch is not in the "lock" position and try to take another picture.

SD card is faulty ¶ 

If the SD card is not locked, the SD card itself might be faulty. To see if this is the case, remove the SD card in question and insert an SD card that is known to work. If it does work, then the SD card is at fault.

Motherboard is faulty ¶ 

If the SD card is not at fault, the motherboard might be the issue. To replace the motherboard, check out the guide posted here:

LCD Screen not displaying ¶ 

Screen doesn't turn on when camera is turned on

Low battery ¶ 

The battery might not have enough power to power the LCD screen. If this is the case, simply charge the battery for around 10 to 20 minutes. After the charge time, try to turn on the camera and see if the display works.

Screen was disconnected from the motherboard ¶ 

If the battery is not at fault, the screen may have become disconnected from the motherboard due to any outside force. To check on this connection, the motherboard must be accessed. To access the motherboard, check out this guide on how to replace it, but stop once the motherboard is open! Once you have visual confirmation on the motherboard, check the connection between the LCD screen and the motherboard. It is a simply wire strip that connects these two pieces. If the connection is intact, the problem is probably something different.

Flash not working ¶ 

I try to take a picture with the flash on and it doesn't work

Check Camera Mode ¶ 

Make sure the following modes are turned off when trying to operate the camera's flash setting: Auto Bracket Mode, Burst Mode, the Scene Modes, 3D Photo Mode, Creative Control Mode. When these modes are disabled the user should be able to access the flash setting.

Forced Flash Off setting is active ¶ 

To deactivate simply press the right arrow key to display the flash settings. Use the cursor button to deselect the Forced Flash Off setting. You can also accomplish this by selecting any of the other setting in the list.

Battery is low ¶ 

Another common problem is that the camera simply needs to charge because the battery is low. Just connect the camera to the charger to replenish the battery.

Replace Flash Component ¶ 

If none of the above work to activate the flash then the flash unit might be not working or has failed. You can try replacing the flash unit manually.

Light Meter has failed in the Camera ¶ 

My light meter is no longer working for my camera

Clock Battery Failure ¶ 

A solution might be to replace the current clock battery inside the camera with a new and working one.

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