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Camera lens is stuck in . Changed the batteries, light goes on but lens starts to come out only a fraction and stops.


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Lens errors are fairly common. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended ...
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\015\012Here's some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for less than 50% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try:
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Camera lens is stuck in . Changed the batteries, light goes on but lens starts to come out only a fraction and stops.


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I mistakenly dropped my digital camera a few inches when the lens was out.When i tried putting it off to know if the lens would go back in,it didnt move so i forcefully pushed it back inside.Now, when i try putting it on ,the green light flashes,then goes off and the lens attempts to come out but its like its stuck or something pulls it back inside.from what i noticed the camera cant come on without the lens coming out.pls i really dnt know what to do


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When you press the power on button the camera lens starts to move out stops goes in then out again stops the screen does not illuminate at all.IF you then press the power button the lens tries to retract slightly but then stops and again nothing else happens. battery is fully charged. if you press the replay button screen and camera behaves as normal and you can view the pictures taken lens usually retracts all the way to its docked position again if it was nearly all the way out.


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Samsung pl50 camera: It is fully charged and turns on and i can view pictures but i can not take photos the lens comes out and goes back in whilst it beeps. Sometimes the lens is stuck but after a wig


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Turn on \015\012gently take hold of end of lense and pull and twist\015\012you may hear a click dont pull till lense pops or to hard \015\012switch off and on again and this should solve your problem ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 Digital Camera

I can only turn on my Cybershot DSC-N2 while the camera is in playback mode. I can look at the pictures and videos and change settings with no problem.. but when I try to switch to camera or video record mode the camera turns off by itself. Sometimes the lens will come out and then the camera powers down with the lens stuck out. Other times it just shuts off before the lens even has a chance to come out. The camera has never been dropped or damaged.


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Kodak Z700 Camer appears to be in a locked out mode. The lens is stuck partway out and does not retract if the camera is turned off. When turned back on The Green light comes on for approximately 5 seconds and then goes off. The viewing screen comes on for 2 to 3 seconds and goes out as well.


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My kodak M1063 fell while the lens barrel was out,i tried putting it off so that it will go in but it didnt move.So decided to push it in myself thinking it will come out when i put it on.Now,the lens barrel is stuck though when i try putting it on it attempts to come out but goes back inside.pls is the damage beyond repair


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My Ricoh Caplio R4 will turn on but the lens stops half way. All data comes up on screen, but you can't clear any of it. Then after about 10-30secs, the camera turns itself off and the lens is stuck half way out. Battery is fully charged, was working properly, then just stopped. What could be the problem?


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My FE-360 keeps shutting down with the lens stuck out. When you try and turn it on you can hear the lens trying to retract but it stays stuck out and the camera makes a bleeping sound. I have noticed that if i open and close the battery cover whilst it is making this bleeping noise, the screen comes to life. All of the menus can be accessed and options changed but the picture seen on screen is very poor quality and the camera will not take a picture. As soon as you press the capture image butt


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Zoom my camera isnt an olympus FE - 230 digital camera, its a kodak M836, i can look at my pictures okay, but i cant take any, as when i turn it on to take a picture the lens goes out, and then back it and it switches off. it is nothing to do with the battery as i have charged it several times. - my dad thinks that it goes back in because there is some sand inside (as we recently went on a beach holiday) and that the sand is stopping the zoom from coming out all the way, so it goes back in, alth


TIPS:1.)NEVER PUSH THE LENS IN AFTER CAMERA DIES, BUY A NEW BATTERY IMMEDIATLY AND TURN IT BACK ON, CLOSING THE LENS!2.)NEVER USE AN AC ADAPTER, USE A RECHARGEABLE BATTERY OR A REGULAR BATTERY!..to fix this... ... Olympus FE-230 Digital Camera

Help! My camera is doing the same thing other's do too. I turn it on and it says "Turn power off and on again" and the lens comes out and goes back in halfway. sometimes I hold down the play button for about 5 secodns and then press it again and it allows me to take (bad) pictures. When i say bad pictures I mean the screen starts shaking and gets static or something and then when i finally can take a picture they exposure comes out so bright that the picture is just a all white or it comes out t


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Lens on front is stuck. it comes out halfway, the screen says access, then turn on then off and the lens goes back in and the camera turns off.


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Lens stuck in closed mode. when turn ON, motor makes noise and light comes on but light goes off after a few seconds when lens does not extend.


Your problem may be due to corrosion on the\015\012battery contacts inside the camera\015\012which can prevent the full power of the batteries from flowing into the\015\ ... Olympus FE-340 Digital Camera

Camera won't power up, changed batteries. Starts to power up, beeps then stops. The lens moves at small amount then stops.


If the camera has recently been dropped you may have lens damage that\015\012is preventing it from powering up. If it hasn't been dropped your\015\012problem\015\012may be due to weak/worn out batteries or corrosion on the battery\015\012contacts in ... Samsung S860 Digital Camera

Stripes When I take my pictures pale yellow stripes appear across the screen. I changed the batteries, changed the card and nothing helps. My camera is not even a year old. when I take a photo there are light stripes across the image, somtimes if I wipe the screen it goes away but when I shut the camera,the next time I open it it happens agin! how can I fix this,is the lens sticky? or getting stuck? what can I do about it?


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