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COOLPIX 8400 In brightest light only but on all settings the monitor and viewfinder display ''flashes'' on and off and lens moves constantly in/out like it cannot focus


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Focus sensor, seems to be malfunctioning, you coudl try resetting your cam in its factory defaults, if it still has the same issue, you may need to contact you cam manufacturer for service center referrals
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COOLPIX 8400 In brightest light only but on all settings the monitor and viewfinder display ''flashes'' on and off and lens moves constantly in/out like it cannot focus


Focus sensor, seems to be malfunctioning, you coudl try resetting your cam in its factory defaults, if it still has the same issue, you may need to contact you cam manufacturer for service center referrals ... Digital Cameras

Viewfinder jammed The viewfinder is out of focus and does not move when the zoom control is operated. The main lens mechanism seems to work, the field of view changes on the LCD display and pictures taken are in focus. Perhaps the zoom mechanism makes more noise than it did. Does anyone know how the viewfinder is adjusted and whether repair is likely to be feasible? Thanks


The mechanical link between Lens on V/F element has broken - Only Olympus will be able to do anything for you -check out the support site. ... Olympus Camedia C-5050 Zoom Digital Camera

Flash broken,lens stuck i turn it on and the camera clicks and it sounds like the lens is detached from what useed to move it. its says "acess" then black screen then "Turn power off and on." i think its forever broken.. :( flash broken,lens stuck i turn it on and the camera clicks and it sounds like the lens is detached from what useed to move it. its says "acess" then black screen then "Turn power off and on." i think its forever broken.. :(


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My camera is in great condition and I'd hate to spend the money to get it fixed. It seems like everything else is working except for the lens...which is a big one! It never reads "ERROR" its just that the lens will not focus. It makes a noise when it is turned on like it is trying to focus. Even when I slightly hold the shutter button it makes a strange noise trying to focus but cannot. Any ideas of what I could do? I have air dusted it, gently pulled and twisted lens, restarted and recharge ba


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Unless you have a lens collimator and other equipment, do not try to take the lens apart yourself. Take the lens in to a reputable camera shop and have their repair department do a CLA (clean-lube-adjust) on the lens. ... Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm Lens

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Your camera is still under the one year Nikon warranty. Call Nikon's repair depot at 1-800-NIKON-US (1-800-645-6687) 9AM-8PM EST, Monday to Friday. They will verify your warranty and assist you in returning it for repair. ... Nikon D5000 Digital Camera

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Http://www.pasieka.com/static/simon/fixcam/\015\012\015\012click the link ... Digital Cameras

The gears seem to be frozen. the lens wont move in or out by self and when turned on screen displays turn cam off the back on? If you get the lens out or push it back in, in wont move back into the other position by itself. it doesnt even make any sounds like its trying to move


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camer ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX50 Digital Camera

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Hi,I am Sorry to hear regarding the Problem.This is a ' Lens \015\012Problem ' which is Quite Common on \015\012these Models.If under warranty, get it repaired / replaced.There\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015 ... Samsung Digimax S730 Digital Camera

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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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Lens error. On power up, lens moves forward and backward but does not focus properly, and then camera gives the display 'Lens error'. Appears to be an electronic autofocus problem, rather than lens motor jamming due to grit etc. No unusual noise, anyway, from motors.


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"lens error" when i turn the camera on to shoot photos, the display says "lens error".   It sounds as if the lens mechanism is trying to open, but it doesn't move.   Lights keep flashing.  I am able to view pictures I have already taken, but not able to take pictures. I have tried recharging the batteries and replacing them, but it did not fix the camera.


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I turn on the camera and the lens moves in and out like it is trying to focus and the the lens close and the screen says lens error !


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Flash broken,lens stuck i turn it on and the camera clicks and it sounds like the lens is detached from what useed to move it. its says "acess" then black screen then "Turn power off and on." i think its forever broken.. :(


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This can be a settings problem on your camera, so what we can try doing here first is to reset or restore the camera's settings to its default and then after doing that power off the camera and take the battery out for 5 minutes then put it back in a ... Digital Cameras

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Maybe the shutter got wet and sticky. You can try look into the lens then press shutter button to take picture. If you don’t see the movement inside the hole, the shutter doesn’t open, it will take black picture. ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W1 Digital Camera
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