It's so weird. It's like it's oof, but the zoom/lens/snoutlike thing hasn't like... recluded back into the camera body thing? You know what I mean? And when I try to turn it on, it seems like it lights up a dark navy blue color, but then nothing else happens. Pressing buttons hasn't been helping, and yelling at it doesn't work, either.
It's not the battery.
The camera is called FinePix
other things stamped on the face:
5.1 mega pixels
FUJINON ZOOM LENS
3x f=5.8-17.4mm 1:2.8-4.9
Okay, I'm sure most of that information doesn't matter at all, but... I DON'T KNOW!
What should I do to make my camera stop being such a brat and start working?!
ETA: now it flashes the FINEPIX graphic when I turn it on, and then it turns navy blue. Am I making progress? Should I keep pressing this button?
PS yes, oof was a typo, but it made me laugh, so it gets to stay.
I realize it is very unlikely that anyone has anything to help me, but this community is always worth a shot.