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Lens wont retract fully - Digital Cameras


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This is caused by wear in the tiny retractor mechanism of the camera lens, this causes binding, a very common complaint, if the camera was an expensive one then have a factory authorized repair center fix it, cost will be anywhere from $50 to $150 depending on what parts they replace. U can't buy parts for this or any camera, only the repair centers can get the parts if they are still available, which in many cases are not.
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Hi my son dropped my digital camera while the lens was extended and now it wont retract and it says zoom error also the shutter wont open fully or close, the lens is at a slight angle and wont budge do i have to take it to get repaired or can i pull it apart myself thanks


HiIt helps to know the make and model of the camera, some cameras the lens is too fragile and we have never been able to repair them. Other models we have had a great deal of success repairing them. (Google: darntoothysam)One ... Digital Cameras

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

Camera lens is stuck out and wont retract. Camera will not turn on. It will charge but even though it seems to be fully charged it still wont retract the lens and turn on.


Your camera has a lens error ... Kodak EasyShare M1033 Digital Camera

Lens wont retract fully - Digital Cameras


This is caused by wear in the tiny retractor mechanism of the camera lens, this causes binding, a very common complaint, if the camera was an expensive one then have a factory authorized repair center ... Digital Cameras

Sanyo E1075 Digital camera was drop while turned on . One picture was taken then camera shut off not retracting the lens. Lens is still not retracting and camera wont turn on.


Without opening the camera. I can say there might PCB contents broken or lens barrels problem ... Digital Cameras

When I power on my Olympus Fe-340 digital camera, the lens extends and retracts fully 4 times. The red light located next to the power button flashes while the process occurs. After the 4th retraction of the lens, the camera powers off.


This could be the battery issue. I have an FE-370 and got almost the same problem. The Red light flashes and the camera shuts off. I went to Olympus store and they try a known working battery (LI-60B) and the camera is now working correct ... Olympus FE-340 Digital Camera

Lens problem Hi. I have an Olympus FE-190 digital camera. not sure what happened, but now there is a problem with the lens. when i turn on the camera, the lens extends, retracts, several times (trying to find "home" I think). Image on the display screen is blurry. it WILL take a very blurry picture. there is a faint 'ratcheting" sound when the lens is fully extended. is there a way to 're-set" or calibrate the lens extension setting or focus? thanks very much for your assistance.


Take it to Best Buy for repair. ... Olympus FE-190 Digital Camera

Hello I have a Canon digital elph sd600 and the lens won't retract all the way and it gives me a lens error message to restart the camera but the lens is stuck halfway - it won't extend fully and it won't completely retract. Any suggestions as to what I need to do to fix this? Thanks so much I appreciate it.


See http://www.fixya.com/support/r13011856-lens_error ... Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital Camera

Zoom lens will not retract- camera turns on and off but nothing changes and it wont take pictures. When I turn it on the lens clicks but does not move. The camera keeps telling me to turn it on and off again but nothing different happens when I do. The battery is fully charged and it was working fine. Does it have a reset button? If so where?


Hi,This is a common Error. There is NO Reset Button. If under Warranty, send the Unit for Repair. Unless use the below techniques, if that could help.There is no point in Getting it Repaired by a tech it would cost you more than $100.If y ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80 Digital Camera

Wont turn on, shutter open at all times When I power on the camera, the shutter lens trys to open but it can't. I've purchased a new battery and fully charged it. The camera was purchased in May 2008. I've only used it about a dozen times. The last time was Christmas of 2008. Can you help ? Lens won't retract


... Olympus FE-280 Digital Camera

My lens on my new (4 months old) Polaroid camera digital won't fully retract. The camera then won't shut down and it's burning out the batteries. Polaroid !1236 I assume it's still under warranty. Where can I take it to get it fixed? THanks I bought it at Big Lots and they won't take it back becuase it's been 30 days. I bought the camera in December 2010. Jused it once in Janaury for a two week vacation. It worked fine then. Just discovered this new problem.


Try these:\012\012Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failu ... Polaroid i1236 Digital Camera

'Zoom Error' Hi, I recently bought a Fuji FinePix s3000 Digital Camera. It took amazing pictures the first month or so, but recently I turned the camera on to find 'Zoom Error' across the LCD screen. I am unable to take pictures, and the lens wont Retract. I was hoping there would be a simple solution to this problem rather than a costly repair, seeing as how it was a very nice camera. Any Idea how to fix it?


Oh boy you are not going to like this but this is a problem that all fuji finepix s3000 will have I fixed it myself but only with a ton of patience and knowing what I was doingthe problem is that there is a gear in the lens motor as ... Fuji FinePix S3000 Digital Camera

My cam i have the white easy share v803 camera;; && one day i went to turn it on && it turnd on but then it shut off && the lens didnt retract;; it has a fully charged battery;; i can go to my favorites to view my picture but the camera wont turn on;; i want to replace my camera but it was given to me as a gift so i dont have the reciept but i have the paper that came with it when it was shippd incase of return


Hey jo-dee,\015\012 I am assuming this camera was purchased on BestBuy.com because it was shipped to you and the paper you have is most likely the invoice. Digital cameras have a14 day return/exchange period, and if th ... Kodak V803 Digital Camera

Sanyo VPCT1060 digital camera: turns on len extends turns on and then immedately retracts and turns off, battery is fully charged? camera was 120 days old took less then 40 pic,s. Can it be repaired ? cost I have purchased 4 of this type of cameras without any problem the oldest 4yrs old over 40,000 pic's still in use.


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\015\012\015\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digit ... Sanyo VPC-T1060 Digital Camera

Kodak easyshare ls743. lens wont retract. camera error #E45 shows on screen. battery is fully charged.


HelloThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \015\012probability is that you will ... Kodak EasyShare LS743 Digital Camera

Lens wont retract - Canon PowerShot SD630 Digital ELPH / IXUS 65 Digital Camera


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\015\012\015\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digit ... Canon PowerShot SD630 Digital ELPH / IXUS 65 Digital Camera

Lens wont retract so camera turns itself off - Canon PowerShot SD750 / IXUS 75 Digital Camera


If the lens will not retract, and you cannot get to the menus, you need to have it repaired or sell it for parts on a site such as Ebay.Since it is not working anyway, you may want to try the following, be warned that it can cause more damage, ... Canon PowerShot SD750 / IXUS 75 Digital Camera

The lens on the camera will not retract or fully come out. please help for dcs-s500 digital camera


... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S500 Digital Camera

Says lens error and the lens wont retract - Sanyo Xacti VPC-S770 Digital Camera


It will come up to $150 to fix it so you should buy a new camara. ... Sanyo Xacti VPC-S770 Digital Camera

Hi the problom i have is that the lens wont retract fully and the screen is displaying lens error it a coolpix nikon camera


The lens has become jammed with dirt / grit between the moving parts of the lens barrel and the body of the camera. This is a frequent problem - and is not covered by defect warranty. The dirt / grit will have to come out before the lens can fully ... Digital Cameras

Zoom lens wont retract now wont turn on - Samsung Digimax D73 Digital Camera


Dear i have send a web site for your problem if you have open this web site and read this product user manual.if you have not satisfied my sugession.contact directly the customer care.Copy and paste this address into your brow ... Samsung Digimax D73 Digital Camera

Camera error # E45 the lens wont retract - Kodak EasyShare CX7430 Digital Camera


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\015\012\015\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digit ... Kodak EasyShare CX7430 Digital Camera

Lens error when trying to power on camera. no dirt in lens. lens extends buzzes retracts and turns and then repeats before fully retracting. Can see camera focusing while cycling and retracting. lens error appears on screen at end of cycle. tried tapping camera and lens body to dislodge dirt as well as compressed air on lens body without success. any ideas?


HelloThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel\012 after dropping it. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \012probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.Use\012\012\01 ... Nikon Coolpix S210 Digital Camera

When i turn on the camera the lens wont pop open even when the battery is fully charged.... i was taking pictures and it working fine turn the camera off and on again then the lens wont open anymore? i can still view all the pictures i took from the camera but cannot take pictures anymore coz of the lens wont open. i tried initializing the camera by going to set up it didnt work..msg error said turn the camera off and on again and i did but didnt work either many times i tried please help thnks!


The problem is\015\0121- some dirt somehow got on the outside of the lense. After it was retracted fully in, it prevents the camera from opening again. When you turn it on, if it opens a little bit, try to pull it out NOT too hard and let go ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-N2 Digital Camera

My c-480 lens wont retract - Olympus Camedia C-480 Zoom Digital Camera


... Olympus Camedia C-480 Zoom Digital Camera
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