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Hi, My Yashica EZ F9 Zoom will not turn on. The "on" green light will flash for a moment but then the camera shuts off within seconds. I put in fresh batteries, new memory card, and nothing happens. I can download pictures that I already had on my previous memory card onto my computer, but it won't let me take any pictures because the camera won't turn on for more than a couple of seconds. Please help...

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Sound like a problem with the lens stuck; is common defective that need new lens unit replacement or just repairable.

This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camera. Some \015\012common error messages that might show up on the LCD's of cameras with \015\012this problem include "E18 lens error" (older Canons), "ACCESS" error \015\012(Sony), "Zoom Error" (Fuji), "lens error, restart camera" or just "lens \015\012error" (nearly all camera makers lately use this variation). Some \015\012cameras might show nothing at all, but merely make a beeping noise as \015\012the lens goes out, then in, then the camera shuts off. Sometimes the \015\012lens won't even move.

Check this link to know about certain detailsthat coudl help: fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.

Also, could reference the video files below for an \015\012alternate method:
\302\267 Turn the camera on
\302\267 Let the lens extend into the hard \015\012surface, don't let it extend all the way. Mine retracted slightly and then tried \015\012to extend again (let it extend the second time).
\302\267 Lift the camera away from \015\012the hard surface and notice that the error message is gone.

Additionally, here is a video of the normal power up sequence of the camera and there \015\012other moethods:
1. Here is the first alternate method
2. Here is the second alternate method

Good luck.
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