Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?

My lens moves in and out when I am trying to take a picture even though it shows the batteries are charged. And it isn't because I have accidentally pushed the slide to close the camera.


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It is possible that it is trying to focus on something that is closer than what you are aiming at and cannot do it. Check that there is not some hair or dirt on the lens or that you have it on macro.
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