Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?
When the camera turns on it immediately turns off
Fix #1: Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a\015\012fresh set of batteries back in (preferably rechargeable NiMH 2500mah or\015\012better) and turn the camera on. Fix #2: Remove the batteries, then\015\012remove the memory card. Then install the new batteries, when you turn\015\012it on it should come back to life. Error E30 means you don't have a\015\012memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the memory card and turn\015\012it on one last time. Fix #3: Insert the cameras AV cable, and turn the\015\012camera on in picture review mode. Have no idea why this would work,\015\012except that quite a few people have reported some success with it. Fix\015\012#4: Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the\015\012ceiling. Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time\015\012press the power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to\015\012autofocus while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens\015\012barrel guide pins in their slots. Fix #5: Blow compressed air in the\015\012gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or\015\012grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations include\015\012blowing with a hair dryer in ?no heat? setting, or sucking the gaps\015\012with a vacuum (careful with this one). Now we're entering into the\015\012realm of potentially damaging your camera in conducting the fix. There\015\012is definitely some risk here, so take care when conducting the\015\012following two fixes. Fix #6: Repeatedly tap the padded/rubber usb cover\015\012on a hard surface with the intent of dislodging any particles that may\015\012be jamming the lens. Other variations include hitting a side of the\015\012camera against the palm of your hand. A lot of people have reported\015\012success with this method. HOWEVER, there is also some potential for\015\012damaging or dislodging internal components with this method, such as\015\012unseating ribbon cables, or cracking LCD screens. Fix #7: Try forcing\015\012the lens. More people have reported success with this method than with\015\012any of the other methods. HOWEVER, there's obviously some potential for\015\012damaging your camera by using this method. Variations include gently\015\012pulling, rotating, and/or twisting the lens barrel while hitting the\015\012power button. Attempt to gently straighten or align the barrel if it's\015\012crooked or twisted. Another variation includes looking for uneven gaps\015\012around the lens barrel, and then pushing on the side of the lens barrel\015\012that has the largest gap (note pushing the lens barrel all the way in\015\012is NOT recommended as it may become stuck there). While doing any of\015\012the above, listen for a click that indicates that the lens barrel guide\015\012pins may have reseated in their guide slots. If you hear this click,\015\012immediately stop and try the camera. The following photo illustrates\015\012unseated guide pins that would cause a lens error.
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Batteries are fully charged. I can turn my camera on and look through my pictures, go through all the menus, etc., but as soon as I hit the button to take a picture, the camera just shuts off. I can immediately turn the camera back on, but it makes a strange clicking sound before it turns on. My lens is stuck out because even if I turn the camera on and turn it right back off manually, the lens does not retract. The camera was purchased in winter of '08 and I've had no problems whatsoever with i
Possible that the shutter or the focus mechanism is faulty and will need to be opened. Only if you are competent must you attempt to remove the camera as the mechansim and circuit will be delicate which needs experience. Ohter wise the best option is ... Digital Cameras
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2 Image 'melts' into streaky vertical lines when camera is turned on. This problem started occuring immediately after I found my kids deliberately turning the camera off while jamming the lens cover open, so they could get the 'turn camera off and then on again' error message (yes, I know - they've been banned from touching it again). I confiscated the camera, turned it off and it sat unused for about 3 days. When it was next turned on, the image on the LCD screen was
... Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2 Digital Camera
I just recently bought a kodak zd710. When i received the product, i turned on the camera and i was immediately prompted to set the date and time. Once i finished, the batteries that the camera came with had quit on me. So i went out and bought new batteries, and when i went to turn the camera on again, the LCD screen did not light up. It has yet to come on when i turn the camera on. Is there any kind of troubleshooting i can try?
Battery usually come with very little charge when new.You must first charge the battery before use the camera. ... Kodak EasyShare ZD710 Digital Camera
My camera lense won't close even when i turn it off & on. i have tried to turn it off and on the screen only goes on & immediately turns off. the green light in the corner flashes so i know that the battery is still working. i tried to plug it into my computer to retrieve the pics on the camera but it couldn't recognize the camera.
Make sure that you are installing a fresh/ full charge battery\015\012Here are the steps:\015\0121. Make sure you will install a new or fully charged battery/batteries into your camera.\015\0122. Clean the battery contacts.\01 ... Kodak EasyShare V1003 Digital Camera
When I power up the camera the lens opens and immediately retracts and the camera shuts off. I've attempted to push every button while turning on the camera to no avail. I also held onto the lens when it opened. Though the lens remained extended, the camera powered off. When I turned it back on the lens retracted and the camera powered off.
Have you made sure that the batteries are LiIon and fully charged? I had a similar problem with a Kodak Easyshare camera that required the higher voltage LiIon battery pack rather than alkaline AAs which will fit in there but is not exactly right. ... Kodak EASYSHARE M763 Digital Camera
When i turn the camera on, the lens extends out from the camera and immediately retracts, turning the camera off. the battery is charged fully. the camera is a casio exilim ex-z300
You might have put your camera down which would have caused the lens array to be damaged.please take your cam to the nearest service center.please do not try to disassemble your camera unless you know how to do it.i am telling this because most ... Casio EXILIM EX-Z300 Digital Camera
We just received our brand new canon t3i in the mail. We formatted the card (a 2GB 700X Professional High Speed Error Free (SD) Memory Card Class 10) and immediately started shooting to test out the camera. Everything seemed to work fine until we tried to apply a filter to one of the photos. The entire camera froze. We even tried turning the camera off and it would not shut off. We ended up having to take the battery out and put it back in. When we did and turned the camera back on we received a
Sounds like there was an error while the camera was writing information to the card. You can try reformatting the card using a computer and a card reader, then replace it in the camera and format it from the menu. If that doesn't work and the camera ... Canon EOS 600D Rebel T3i Digital Camera
When I connect the camera to the computer it says there's no camera detected. I try to turn the camera on and the welcome screen comes on and turns off immediately. Its completely charged... works fine when the camera isn't connected to the computer.
Consider NOT connecting your camera to your computer.\012\012\012The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to ... Kodak EasyShare M530 Digital Camera
Camera will turn on but immediately turns itself back off (leaving lens extended). then camera will not turn on (even for a second) for days.
This is usually a tell-tale sign of a dead (or dying) battery. Try recharging or replacing the batteries and you should be good to go! Hope this helps,\015\012\015\012FlamePants ... Digital Cameras
Camera turns on, then off immidietly I have a casio exilim ex-770 .. and the video play and menu work fine, but when I turn the camera on, it immediately turns off.
Sir,Some cameras will automatically turn off if the camera is not used for\015\012about 90 seconds. This is a power save mode that is used to prevent the\015\012batteries from wearing down. Consult the instruction manual of your\015\012ca ... Casio EXILIM Card EX-S770 Digital Camera
Hello! I have a Kodak Easyshare C713 camera. It turns on, has plenty of battery power and works just fine. But I have a USB cord for it to transfer pictures, and whenever I plug it into my laptop, the camera turns off immediately, and wont turn back on, so it's impossible to transfer my pictures. What is my problem?
It is the way it is, the cam will be blank or black when connected to PC...just turn it on then you will receive a transfer window on the computer. ... Kodak EASYSHARE M1063 Digital Camera
Lens Error I fell while holding my camera. The lens was open at the time and when I got up I turned the camera off. I then turned it back on to check it and the lens opened and immediately closed with the "lens error" on the screen. I can turn it off and on and the lens will always open but closes as soon as it has opened with the lens error on the screen. The shutter opens but closes also, like the lens. Can this be fixed? It was a gift so I don't have the bill of sale but I still have the orig
This is probably THE most common failure among digital cameras. There's a halfway chance of fixing it yourself, described here: http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html ... Nikon COOLPIX L4 Digital Camera
When this camera is turned on, the lens comes out and then immediately retracts and closes. The viewing screen comes on in solid white and then turns off when the lens retracts and closes. The camera then turns itself off.
Try these procedures. ... Casio EXILIM Card EX-S770 Digital Camera
My Pentax Optio S10 digital camera is giving me problems. Initially the lens would not extend fully and would then immediately retract and the camera would then turn itself off. After cleaning the extended lens barrel each time it extended, I found it would open further each time. It nows extends fully, but still retracts immediately thereafter. At the time the screen shows the green Optio screen for a split second and then shows an out of focus shot of whatever the camera is pointing at, bef
Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digi ... Pentax Optio S10 Digital Camera
I just set the date stamp in the on position. Then, turned the camera off as I didn't need to take a picture. Now, when I turn it on, the lense comes out and then immediately goes back in flush and the camera is in the off position. The battery is fully charged and the camera even does this when I have it on the charger.
Hi,How long have you owned the camera? If under a year then I would recommend having it serviced by kodak under warranty. If it's over a year old you may want to try a new battery otherwise consider replacement.Thank you,Lee ... Kodak EasyShare V1003 Digital Camera
The wheel to turn on the camera is very stiff and when it is placed in the auto spot, the camera flashes on, then immediately turns the camera off
The stiff wheel switch will need to be looked at by a camera tech locally probably needs some lube or something sticky got under it or something? But this can be fixed along with your current issue and this agai ... Digital Cameras
My camera was drown in swimming pool, then i immediately remove the battery and the sd card.. then i wipe out the water.. then i put my camera under the sun to dry up.. then i try to turn it on, it does. but i cant take pictures its totally no images.. when i went home i place my camera in front of electric fan to dry it more.. then luckily when try to turn it on again, its ok.. but when i take a shot i saw images but its blurd already... i still see some water in screen.. then i took my came
Bad news if your camera isn't wheatercamera, the problem you are experiencing at the \015\012moment, is a typical result of a CCD which have blown. A CCD problem would explain the lines on your pictures and the lines on the L ... Olympus FE4020 Digital Camera
DIGITAL CAMERA I PURCHASED A DIGITAL CAMERA ABOUT 3WKS AGO. I USED IT ABOUT 3 TIMES AND THE LAST TIME WHICH WAS FRIDAY, THE CAMERA TURNED ON WHEN I PUSHED THE ON/OFF BUTTON. BUT IT IMMEDIATELY TURNED BACK OFF. I CHARGED IT, TOOK THE BATTERY OUT AND PUT IT BACK IN, I LEFT IT ALONE FOR A DAY OR SO, BUT STILL THE SAME THING.
Hey SHAWNY BOO,\015\012 The camera should be covered under a manufacturers warranty, and I would have it looked at by an authorized service technician. You could contact the manufacturer and they should have either a list of authoriz ... Digital Cameras
I just bought an Alba SL 1231 digital camera from Argos. I charged the battery as per instructions and inserted into the camera. When I turn on the power the camera switches on ok but as soon as I release the power button it turns off again immediately, not giving me a chance to select the menu or any other function. Is this a fault or am I doing something wrong?
Hi.The camera is faulty. Alba cameras are very simple and have a small set of options. No option will cause the camera turning on by itself, providing that the battery is fully charging.The most common reason for t ... Digital Cameras
Camera immediately turns off after being turned on
I have owned three Kodak cameras, the last and recent one being the M1063. They all three developed the same problem within two months of ownership....."zoom lens will move in or out depending on original position(gets stuck in out position), and c ... Digital Cameras
I have a Pentax M20 camera. I love the camera but all of a sudden I find that when I turn the camera on, the camera almost instantly shuts off. I have new batteries in the camera. When the camera first starts up I can see "Green Mode" on the screen but it immediately shuts down. The camera is not allowing me to access any programming modes at all and certainly not allowing any picture taking. Until just a few days ago I have had absolutely no problems with this camera. Any advice is greatly appr
I am sorry you having that problem, and even more sorry I do not have a solution...On my Pentax Optio M10 batteries rechargeable or fresh alkaline only seem to last about 5-6 pictures before the camera deems them flat without charge and ... Pentax Optio M10 Digital Camera
Camera turns off immediately when I turn it on.
I had this problem as well. After spending an hour with a service representative from Kodak, I was told that in order to fix it, it would cost me $60 + $10.95 shipping + applicable state sales tax. I was frustrated when I realized that I may as well ... Kodak EasyShare C913 Digital Camera
Camera turns off immediately after being turned on. thought it was the battery, bought new one charged it and even though it says full charge, the camera still wont stay on.
This fault is usually caused by a lens problem.Over 95 percent of lens problems are from Knock damaged or sand/grit in mechanism. Try turn it on in playback mode and see, does the lens come out and go back in before it turns off?Cheers. ... Digital Cameras
When I turn my fujifilm J50 camera on it says that there is a zoom error and the lens won't open. The camera then turns off immediately afterwards.
Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camer ... Fuji Finepix J50 Digital Camera
Camera turns on then immediately turns off - should I replace battery - it is a rechargeable one but does not seem to take a charge or is the camera just junk?
Yes, replace the battery. ... Kodak EASYSHARE M1063 Digital Camera