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Camera has a shadow in the lens when I take pictures


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A possible spec of dust in the lens, if it is visible from the outside, you may clean it with a regular lens cleaner

if it is not visible, check if you will be able to open it from the back casing. the check first if you have dirt before doing any cleaning
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Camera has a shadow in the lens when I take pictures


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Batteries are fully charged. I can turn my camera on and look through my pictures, go through all the menus, etc., but as soon as I hit the button to take a picture, the camera just shuts off. I can immediately turn the camera back on, but it makes a strange clicking sound before it turns on. My lens is stuck out because even if I turn the camera on and turn it right back off manually, the lens does not retract. The camera was purchased in winter of '08 and I've had no problems whatsoever with i


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