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Lens is not moving after zooming out - Digital Cameras


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A low battery
\015\012will do this, so make sure that is not the problem by changing the new batteries....\015\012
\015\012sometimes there cud be dust or sand particles in the lens retraction passage... blow out air in those places..... this cud help a great deal.... I was able to fix a similar problem by wiggling the outermost part of the lens.as its trying to go in....\015\012
\015\012also try \015\012Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the ceiling.\015\012Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time press the\015\012power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to autofocus\015\012while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide\015\012pins in their slots.\015\012
\015\012if that doest help \015\012
\015\012Remove the batteries, then remove the memory card. Then install the new\015\012batteries, when you turn it on it should come back to life. turn it off, slip in\015\012the memory card and turn it on one last time.\015\012
\015\012if that doesnt help

Insert the cameras Audio/Video (AV) cable, and turn the camera on.\015\012Inserting this cable ensures that the camera's LCD screen remains off\015\012during the start process. Thus extra battery power is available to the\015\012camera's lens motor during startup. This extra power can be useful in\015\012overcoming grit or sand particals that may be jamming the lens. If the\015\012AV cable doesn't fix the lens error by itself, consider keeping this\015\012cable installed while trying the above fixes and 7 as a means to provide\015\012extra help to these fixes. But note that I DON'T recommend keeping the\015\012cable installed during Fix 6 as you may damage the AV port while\015\012tapping the camera. Reinsert the cable only AFTER tapping the camera.\015\012
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\015\012\015\012Now we're entering into the realm of\015\012potentially damaging your camera in conducting the fix. There is\015\012definitely some risk here, so take care when conducting the following\015\012two fixes.\015\012
Fix #6:\015\012Repeatedly tap the padded/rubber usb cover on a hard surface with the\015\012intent of dislodging any particles that may be jamming the lens. Other\015\012variations include hitting a side of the camera against the palm of\015\012your hand. A lot of people have reported success with this method.\015\012HOWEVER, there is also some potential for damaging or dislodging\015\012internal components with this method, such as unseating ribbon cables,\015\012or 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.\015\012
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if ur still unable to retract the lens....... ur lens motor assembly is broken and wud need replacement..... contact olympus as u have no other options left.....\015\012
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