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12-18-2011, 03:07 PM   #1
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Optio s12 won't switch on?

Hi folks - I've got a problem with my Optio s12. I was looking through some photos on it, and it switched itself off, with the lens stuck in the out position? I have fully recharged the battery, but it just makes a quick beep, lights the LCD screen momentarily, and switches off again? Any help/advice would be much appreciated. Thanks, Phil.

12-18-2011, 03:17 PM   #2
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Sounds like the lens might be jammed, unfortunately. That has a tendency to happen with P&S cameras - you'd have to send it in or get a new one if you can't push the lens back in.

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I agree with it sounding like the lens is jammed, something that happened frequently to me when I owned this model. Try blowing in the spaces around the lens with a rocket blower or equal. This usually did the trick for me. I do not advise applying force to the lens unless you are willing to do more harm, i.e. you are going to trash it if unsuccessful. The tracks and mechanism are quite delicate and even a grain of sand is enough to jam them. If anything, trying a light pressure as if to extend it further may work in dislodging the obstruction. Good Luck.
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