Having problems with your Gateway DC-M42 Digital Camera ?

Locked up I can't get my camera to power up - installed new rechargeable batteries and everything. The lens is still protruding and the camera will not come on.


Answers :

Never force the camera lens closed! It will damage the lens motor assembly. Symptoms of a damaged lens assembly are:
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  • lens no longer extends or retracts properly
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  • noise when lens does extend or retract
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  • pictures are blurry or distorted
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  • camera gives a lens error code
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  • camera powers off after turning it on
Lens assemblies can be repaired or replaced for about $100. Unfortunately that's about the price for a new camera.
Try removing your memory card. I had the same problem and this worked. You might need a new card. Good luck.
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