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How to hard resent samsung Digimax V5? My sister tried to charge my camera for my mother to use. She plugged the charger for the rechargable battery pack straight into my camera with no battery in the camera - it wasn't plugged in for long but the damage is done. Camera switches on and immediately off again lense currently stuck open. I have tried removing the battery pack the memory card etc etc... Someone suggested a hard reset... Any suggestions please?


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How to hard resent samsung Digimax V5? My sister tried to charge my camera for my mother to use. She plugged the charger for the rechargable battery pack straight into my camera with no battery in the camera - it wasn't plugged in for long but the damage is done. Camera switches on and immediately off again lense currently stuck open. I have tried removing the battery pack the memory card etc etc... Someone suggested a hard reset... Any suggestions please?


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