Hi all, recently my camera has started playing up. The lens is in the out position and the camera is powered off. I thought batteries were to blame but I replaced them with good quality fresh ones, press the power button and it makes the chime as it turns on, the lens moves back towards the camera then out again and it turns off.

I am at a loss as to what to do now? I have searched for a reset somewhere and there is one, in the menu settings of the camera which I can't access because it doesn't stay on for long enough.

I have tried multiple batteries, SDHC card in and out but can not get it stay on.

Does anyone know if this is an existing problem or is the camera kapput and needs to be returned?