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Shutters will not open or remain in open position.


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Canon SD4000 camera, when hitting the power button, the screen remains black screen, the green light blinks twice, lens zooms out, shutter opens. Screen remains black, and I do not seem to have any control at all; pressing the zoom button doesn't move lens, no notable reaction to anything. Hit the power button again, the lens zooms back into it's original position, shutter closes (occasionally does not shut completely), green light blinks twice, screen remains black. Tried turning on w/o SD card


... Canon SD4000 IS IXUS 300 HS Digital Camera

Shutters will not open or remain in open position.


... Digital Cameras

Kodak v610 camera (easy share) My 10 year son was using our v610 camera and the following error message E45 (please see user manual) appeared on the screen. We were unable to switch the camera off and therefore the shutter remained open. The shutter will only close if I remove and replace the battery and when I turn the camera back on the shutter remains open and the same error message returns. I have checked the manual and it doesn't mention this problem. thank you jane


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 t ... Kodak EasyShare V610 Digital Camera

The power turns on but the shutter door will not open or extend, it prompts to turn off the power and turn power back on. I am able to see the photos thru the home button already taken that are stored on the card and do the other functions, but am unable to shoot new pictures because the shutter door remains closed. You can hear it trying to open but it will not.


Usually when you see this either the shutter cover motor has a problem or the cover is jammed. You can try gently helping the cover open but don't force it. You haven't mentioned the camera model so I can only give you some generic advice ... Digital Cameras

Hi i was playing badminton with my olympus fe200 camera in my pocket. after the game, when i tried to switched it on.the shutter opened and remained open. no display on the screen. and the shutter is not going back inside. is there any way to fix this problem?


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\015\012\015\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digit ... Olympus FE-200 Digital Camera

Shutters are locked in half open position???


My camera came to life again!, and the shooter no more rattles. Used info provided by garyjames, and it was helpful.I'd like to add some details.Use a jewelwrs srewdrivers set.1.- To open ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P52 Digital Camera

Fuji S5200. Shutter stuck in the open position.


HelloThank you for using FixYa for your problemDo you live in a humided area, this can cause the shutter to stick or has the unit been sitting for a while?\015\012Please rate our solutions ... Fuji FinePix S5200 / S5600 Digital Camera

Nikon Coolpix S5 camera. Lens shutter remaining open.


From the manual: "Turn camera off and then on again. If error persists, contact retailer or Nikon representative." ... Nikon Coolpix S51c Digital Camera

I have a Canon EOS 40D When I switch it on all appears fine. When I take a photo the shutter remains open & all power is lost. I then need to remove & re-install the battery to recover power. I can view existing photos on the memory card but as soon as I switch to take a photo & click the shutter, the above happens again. Before I decide next steps I was hoping someone out there could help.


See if the problem is related to the memory card. Start by ejecting the memory card and after saving to disk via card reader, format the card. If there is a problem writing to the card, it will probably show up during the format process. Or, inser ... Canon EOS 40D Digital Camera

The lens shutter on my Sony cyber shot DSC-N2 will not open. It extends out but the shutter remains closed. Any help?


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 ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-N2 Digital Camera

Lens stuck in in position. Lens shutter stays open. Lens tries to open but won't. Thanks


Try these procedures. ... Fuji FinePix A345 Digital Camera

Vivitar x024.I was taking a photo using the flash when the camera ran out of battery and the shutter remained open. I have turned the camera off and on and changed the batteries, removed the memory card but nothing will close the shutter. Any suggestions?


... Vivitar ViviCam 3350 Digital Camera

I was taking pictures into bright sunlight switching between manual and automatic settings, and manual and automatic focus. First, the picutre would take, but the shutter would not open (viewfinder would remain closed) switching from manual to automatic focus fixed this issue. However now it seems that the aperture is stuck, and not enough light gets through to the viewfinder. How can I fix this?


Thanks for the extra info, it's just a question of whether your problem is with the lens or the body.Do you get the same problem with other lenses? If so the body is faulty and if not it's that one particular lens.Aperture con ... Canon EOS Rebel 2000 with 28-80 lens 35mm Film Camera

When turning on my 2 year old olympus 770sw, shutter is opening as normally, however screen remains blank for no apparent reason (yesterday still functioning OK, not used near water for a long time, no shocks or anything).


... Olympus Stylus 770 SW Digital Camera

My olympus om10 is in great condition... however my light meter doenst come on as of recent... i have changed batteries and still no response... also my shutter (when i press the release button) just opens a little and locks into position which has to be reset... after this the find wind-on lever is also locked......?? HELP PLEASE!!!!


Verify your shutter speed setting, it may be in the bulb setting or a very slow shutter speed such as 5 or 10 seconds. In the menu I think you can revert back to factory settings, most digitals offer this option.\015\012\015\012I am sorry ... Digital Cameras

Shutter appears to be stationary in closed position. Bulb works, no light through the lens. Hasn't been used for at least 10 years. Was in working order when stored. Storage not climate controlled - got up to 95-100 in summer, 25-30 winters in MD and a bit hotter in AZ for last three summers. Everything else works so far as I can tell. No visible damage of any kind. I do not have user or service manuals yet so I hesitate to go in any farther than removing the lamp cover and opening the fil pat/l


After 10 years of non-use, the lubrication in the camera would have gummed up to the point you are at right now. Your camera and lens needs a cleaning and lubrication by an experienced service tech. ... Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm Lens

When taking a picture, the shutter does not close..it remains open.


Make sure the camera has fresh batteries, and is not set on B. If the camera is set on P, TV, AV or M and still does it then it will need to be repaired. ... Canon EOS Rebel 2000 with 28-80 lens 35mm Film Camera

Regardless of which position the mode switch is in the lens wil not move, shutter will not open


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camer ... Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera

Camera repair my camera feel from apromimately a feet height and the shutter remains open and i cannot see any images on the lcd... just blue screen. and it shuts down after 5 secs but doest not retract the lens. please tell me wat to do abt it.. or where can i get it repaired? i am currently in delhi, india


The following blog outlines some repair options for a lens error:\015\012\015\012http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/ ... Olympus FE-170 Digital Camera

The shutter got stuck in the open position, I manually closed it


If your camera is still under warranty, the best thing you can dois to take it to the nearest official Canon repair shop and Canon Digital Cameras shouldfix it for free.If your camera is out of warranty, or if Canon refuses ... Canon PowerShot SX100 IS Digital Camera

The display remains black no matter what settings are used. The last time the camera was used was one year ago, since then it's been in the case. The shutter opens when powered up, batteries ok and lens cap is removed.


Test ... Canon PowerShot A70 Digital Camera

Canon s21s I bought my camera in March 2006 and have not had a problem until 2 weeks ago. Both the viewfinder and LCD screen are black when trying to take a picture but the icons remain on the screen. The lens continues to pop out so obviously something in the lens shutter is not opening up. But previously taken photos are visible with the playback mode. Has canon offered any help yet?


Think that you mean the S2 IS? If so, Canon has not yet to offered an advisory repair of that particular problem (although many people think they should as this seems to be quite a common problem for the S2). There are however some simple things tha ... Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera

Shutter is stuck on open position


Shutter is stuck half way open and when the camera is turned on it says lens error 0x001110000 and then it shuts off ... Digital Cameras

My sony cybershot DSC-T100 digital camera as fall down from my hands now it is in working position but it is vibrating like mobile phone when i am opening the shutter. So plz any one help how to solve the problem. Will i get the solution for my problem. Will it get repaired are not plz tell....


Please reset the Camera and check if that helps.To reset the Camera, select the INITIALIZE Option from the MAIN SETTINGS 1 Menu of the Camera to OK.If the issue still persists, power reset the Camera and check if that helps. ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 Digital Camera

Camera stuck in open position.


The following blog outlines some repair options for a lens error. They won't work for all cases, but they're worth a try if the camera's no longer under warranty:\015\012\015\012 ... Fuji FinePix F610 Digital Camera
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