Having problems with your Casio Exilim EX-S500 Digital Camera ?

Lens projects for seconds and then retracts .

\015 Camera swiches on and l can get the menu up but when l want to take photo lens protrudes then camera switches off.\015

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Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Casio Exilim EX-S500 Digital Camera

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