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When the camera turns on it immediately turns off


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Fix #1: Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a\015\012fresh set of batteries back in (preferably rechargeable NiMH 2500mah or\015\012better) and turn the camera on. Fix #2: Remove the batteries, then\015\012remove the memory card. Then install the new batteries, when you turn\015\012it on it should come back to life. Error E30 means you don't have a\015\012memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the memory card and turn\015\012it on one last time. Fix #3: Insert the cameras AV cable, and turn the\015\012camera on in picture review mode. Have no idea why this would work,\015\012except that quite a few people have reported some success with it. Fix\015\012#4: Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the\015\012ceiling. Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time\015\012press the power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to\015\012autofocus while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens\015\012barrel guide pins in their slots. Fix #5: Blow compressed air in the\015\012gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or\015\012grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations include\015\012blowing with a hair dryer in ?no heat? setting, or sucking the gaps\015\012with a vacuum (careful with this one). Now we're entering into the\015\012realm of potentially damaging your camera in conducting the fix. There\015\012is definitely some risk here, so take care when conducting the\015\012following two fixes. Fix #6: Repeatedly tap the padded/rubber usb cover\015\012on a hard surface with the intent of dislodging any particles that may\015\012be jamming the lens. Other variations include hitting a side of the\015\012camera against the palm of your hand. A lot of people have reported\015\012success with this method. HOWEVER, there is also some potential for\015\012damaging or dislodging internal components with this method, such as\015\012unseating ribbon cables, or cracking LCD screens. Fix #7: Try forcing\015\012the lens. More people have reported success with this method than with\015\012any of the other methods. HOWEVER, there's obviously some potential for\015\012damaging your camera by using this method. Variations include gently\015\012pulling, rotating, and/or twisting the lens barrel while hitting the\015\012power button. Attempt to gently straighten or align the barrel if it's\015\012crooked or twisted. Another variation includes looking for uneven gaps\015\012around the lens barrel, and then pushing on the side of the lens barrel\015\012that has the largest gap (note pushing the lens barrel all the way in\015\012is NOT recommended as it may become stuck there). While doing any of\015\012the above, listen for a click that indicates that the lens barrel guide\015\012pins may have reseated in their guide slots. If you hear this click,\015\012immediately stop and try the camera. The following photo illustrates\015\012unseated guide pins that would cause a lens error.

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