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Pentax optio s4i , battery is fully charged but when you turn the camera on it turns itself off straight away ,its almost as if the lens is jammed because it hasn't retracted itself into the camera properly



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Hi this is a common problem its usually down to a bit of dirt stuck in the lense itself
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