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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

Pentax Optio M 30 After turn-on, the lens comes out, it goes immediately to maximum zoom and then the image becomes blurry. After that, it retracts the lens and turns off. It does the same thing every time.


Your problem is that the camera is failing the seft test. Since the image gets blurry at the end of the lens check, my money would be on the lens itself. It is possible that the lens gears that help extend and retrace the lens are clogged by some mec ... Pentax Optio M30 Digital Camera

Lens will not retract and the images are blurry


... Digital Cameras

My camera lens won't retract and the image on the screen is blurry.


Might be the problem with the autofocus,This would need to be serviced in service centre ,the problem lies inside the lens housing. better to take it into a camera shop\015\012and have the examin the autofocus.RATE me!!tnx ... Olympus FE-330 Digital Camera

My Canon DSLR Rebel XS is one year old. When I look through the lens, the image is blurry, but when I shoot the picture it looks OK on the preview screen. I am guessing this is a problem with the camera body because I see the same blurry image when I use a different lens.


Is it possible that you changed the diopter adjustment next to the viewfinder? You need to set it to your vision. ... Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

Blurry Images i have recently purchased an Olympus C-700 Ultra Zoom, and i love it...but i need some help. when i'm taking pictures outside, at night, like...let's say at the moon, it's blurry. and when i take pictures, like at a concert, where flash is not allowed, it's also blurry. is there something i can do to change the shutter speed to where it will take crisper, cleaner pictures, or what needs to be done??? also, i just ordered a telephoto lens and a wide angle lens. what are these goo


If there's not enough light your camera can't invent any. Well, normally it can, which is what a flash does, but as you've said, no flash allowed.\015\012\015\012Your photos are blury because you're not mounting the camera on a tripod or you are usin ... Olympus Camedia C-700 Ultra Zoom Digital Camera

Hi, I have a Ricoh Caplio R5 which appears to be working normally in all areas except that when you switch it on, in both camera and video mode, there is no image on the screen and if you make an exposure, it still makes all the correct noises etc but obviously there is no captured images. The lens etc motorises into the correct position and the lens cover retracts. I have been through and selected the default settings where possible, but I was wondering if there was something that should be


Are you able to use the screen while going over the cameras settings but noting when trying to take a picture etc? Or is the screen blank at all times?Have you tried hooking it to the tv to see if anything comes up? ... Ricoh Digital Cameras

My olympus Fe 230 has a problem on start up. the red light keeps flashing, the image remains blurred and the lens keeps retracting and does not fully open and the only time I get a clear image is when I focus to original size after zooming and that too for a split second only. The service center guy said that was a problem with lens assembly and that I should replace it. What should I DO


Please try to reset the camera but it seems to be defective rather than repairing the cam it will be better if you go for a new cam. ... Olympus FE-230 Digital Camera

Lens wont retract, view lens blurry


Lens motor or lens servo amp is not working properly. Factory service is require. They will replace the circuit boards and or assemblies as required. \015\012\015\012Jerry G. ... Kodak EasyShare V1003 Digital Camera

Lens is open and won't retreat back inside. I turn the power on and makes a funny clicking noise like its trying to retract the lens back in. After three seconds of this it says "lens error, restart camera". Its a canon powershot SD790 IS digital elph with image stabilizer. Canon PC1261...don't know if that helps.


I've had similar problems with various versions of this camera. Here's the fix, if all else fails. These are step-by-step instructions to take apart and fix the camera's lens error. http://johnsmouth.wordpress.com/2010/12/01/lens-error/ ... Canon PowerShot SD790 IS/ IXUS 90 IS Digital Camera

I have sony cybershot DSC-T70. I by mistake used acetone to clean my camera's lens. Now whem i started the camera the lens went blurry and bright and wouldn't capture images as it should. What can i do about it.do i need to replace my lens. How much it would cost?


You have to replace the front lens assembly no choice the aceton burt all the plastic resin of the lens\015\012soory .\015\012regards Allan.. ... Digital Cameras

I just purchased a i936 yesterday. Put batteries in, turned on. The lens extended, lens door opened,the screen says Polaroid with color bars. Then, lens retracts, screen says Goodbuy w/ bars. I tried new batteries, I got into the menu and did reset. No image on screen, except commands.The above situation lasts about 3-4 seconds.


The lens will automatically retract in and will say Goodbye, only if the batteries were empty or drained. However, in your case, you have purchased a new battery and in face the camera is new. The reset is supposed to be bringing back the camera in ... Polaroid Digital Cameras

Im looking for a lens that i don't have to set up the focus. im taking a trip and my husband doesnt know how to use the camera and this 18-105mm lens needs to be focus if not then the image will be blurry. can you pls recommend a lens so he can easily take the pic's with out using the focus?


Sorry, but there is no auto focus or fixed focus lens available for your camera. You might consider purchasing an inexpensive fixed focus camera for your photo-challenged husband -- it will cost considerably less than an extra Nikon lens would. ... Nikon D90 Digital Camera with 18-105mm lens

Blurry images (after a lens error)


There is a mechanical displacement in your camera. Definitely, it is not a software problem. Actually Digi Cams are very delicate, especially small ones.... So get it serviced from a authorised service station. They will fix the problem....\012 ... Nikon Coolpix S550 10 Megapixel Digital Camera (Graphite Black) with 5x Optical Zoom + 4GB Memory Ca

Lens won't retract completely. Picture is blurry.


I wish I could offer some simple solution, but the lens has somehow gotten damaged and is no longer able to focus or withdraw into the camera body. It could be as simple as some sand in the lens, but even that will require a trip to a camera repairma ... Kodak EasyShare V803 Digital Camera

Lens(?) issue everytime i power on my v700, the image is blurry. i have to hit the camera against my hand in order to make the image clear. is there a way to fix this?


Hi,\015\012your problem is relating to focus. It is not the right way to hit the camera against hand to get clear picture. It may cause serious problem. Actually your camera is not able to focus, it may be because of mechanical jamm of lens. Camera n ... Samsung Digimax V700 Digital Camera

Blurry Shots I am taking pictures at a theatre during rehearsal and I am getting blurry shots. I have and image stabilizer lens, but still I am not getting the results I am desiring.


Your best bet is to either go to the store where you bought the camera or consult your manual which was surely in the box with it. There should be a tutorial on how to 'perfect' either the focus or the stabilizer lens. If not, then you should conside ... Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

My powershot A580 when turned on extends the lens and brings up the function window but no subject on screen and then goes blank. have to turn camera off to retract lens. camera can still view image previously taken before problem. camera is approx 2 years old, happy with this camera to date.


This\015\012 is such a common fault that I hope you don't mind me pasting my stock \015\012generic answer below. No point in reinventing the wheel!Stuck lenses are pr ... Canon PowerShot A580 Digital Camera

Lens error When I switch on my Exilim Z-500, the zoom extends only half way of what it used to and there's some cracking noise as if something was blocking it. The zoom is at maximum, i.e. when I zoom in further it goes to digital zoom. But when I try to zoom out, it gives me another cracking noise, a lens error message and switches off. I can't take any pictures because the zoom setting seems to be totally messed up. The image is all blurry - at any distance. I partly disassembled the camera a


The lenses are mounted to cylinders and the outside of the front cylinders have pins mounted to them. The pins ride in little tracks that move the front one in and out. The cylinders rorate with a motor and gears. You could have damaged gears or the ... Casio Exilim EX-S500 Digital Camera

I have a Nikon Coolpix S220. When I turn on the camera and it tries to focus, it remains blurry then the lens retracts. Lens Error! appears in red on a white screen. I have only had this camera for 5 months.


Hi,If you the camera is only 5 months old it is still under warranty and you should have it repaired by nikon under warranty. Follow this link to get it repaired: ... Digital Cameras

I have an Olympus u700. It worked ok yesterday, then stopped. I switch on the power and the lens comes out about half way, I get blurry images and then the lens closes again. The screen then displays the following: D: 5f08 5e02 It doesn't allow me to do anything, other than turn it off. Any ideas? Thanks Chris


... Olympus Digital Cameras

On my powerShot SD 800 IS-Lens won't extend and retract properly-Seems to stick-Then camera screen gives me the message "lens error" Restart camera" which does not fix the problem..The last four or five pictures I took immediately before this started were very blurry..Please advise!!


Try starting the camera in > playback or picture view mode,and then go into photo mode extend and retract the lens (zoom) return to picture viewing mode and press the power button to turn the camoff.In the future use the > button to ... Digital Cameras

Blurry images everytime i take a picture my pictures come out blurry my camera is brand new so i dont think it has anything to do with the lens.. how do i set it to default?


If it is brand new, return the camera, and show what is happening.The blurry pictures has to do with a few things. A damaged lens system, a dirty lens, other damage to the lens while it was extended, water or moisture damage can also cause this ... Digital Cameras

Shutter lens won't open. makes a clicking noise and the images in the viewer are blurry. Wont take a photo anyway then the lens just closes again.


... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S40 Digital Camera

The battery of my samsung s860 was recently dead so i though that was why the lens wouldnt go out all the way. I have tried two new sets of batteries and the camera is reacting the same way. The lense wont go out all the way, a blurry image is projected on the screen then the screen goes black, the green light flickers, it beeps rather obnoxiously three times and the lens retracks again as it turns off. can my camera be resuscitated!?


The drive motor and actuator for the auto focus is defective, this is the most common problem i see after battery issues, yes the camera can be fixed, but here is the deal, they don't sell the parts to fix it to the public, only Samsung ... Samsung S860 Digital Camera
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