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Zoom error I turned my F470 camera on and received a "zoom error" bar across the screen. The lense does not move outwards after I turn the power on, nor does the plastic sliding screen close when I turn the camera off. The lense is exposed whether or not the camera is on or off. The lense does not make any sounds when I turn the camera on, but I hear (what I think) are the gears when I turn the camera off. When the camera is on, the screen is working, but the image is blurry. I tried other poste


Hey MBB722,\015\012 What is most likely going on is there is something stuck in the lens obstructing its movement (i.e. sand). I don't know what you have tried and what you have not tried you can try placing the came ... Fuji FinePix F470 Digital Camera

I have a canon powershot s5o, and the other day i turned it on,was going to take a photo and appeared E18. it turned off but the lense of the camera did not go inside the hole and cannot close it.. i try to turn it on and appears the first image,and immediately whites stripes on the blackground. and try again and the same. the lense is stuck there i cannot close the thing that covers the lense


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Lense problem When i turn the camera on in picture taking mode the lense does not come out all the way and if i push it again it still does not come out and then when i push the power button a third time it closes the little bit it opened... but not all the way. However if the camera is in play mode and i turn it on, the lense comes out all the way just fine... then goes back in on its own and i can view the pictures. Because of this it appears the mechanism is working fine but there is maybe


Dear jmgrev,\015\012\015\012Whenever you turn your camera on and your lens doesn't go in and out properly you are likely experiencing a lens error of some sort. Look for an error 18 or a "lens error restart camera" message. If either of t ... Canon PowerShot SD630 Digital ELPH / IXUS 65 Digital Camera

My camera turns on and then right back off. wen u press the power bottom the screen comes on and shows the Kodak label like its turning on and the lense begins to open but immideatly closes and the camera turns back off. i charged my camera all night but the problem persisted. the only thing i can think of is tht the day this happened i took my camera with me to the beach and it was warm but not extremely hot.


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I dropped my camera in the sand and the lense won't close. When I turn it on it makes a buzzing sound and states ''Lense error, restart camera'' and then turns off.


The lens has probably got something in the retraction mechanism that is stopping it retracting. This can be something as simple as sand or grit or as a result of a drop or knock. In most cases the camera will need to be stripped apart to remove the l ... Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera

Dropped approx. 3 feet onto carpet. Camera was on and lense extended. It would power up, get into capture mode and flash "sensitivity" and a green light LLC. After about 50 on & Off's the camera turns on but doesn't come out of playback. I have to open the battery compartment and close it then when I turn it on it will go into capture mode. When I take a picture it is washed out with lots of little vertical lines. Did the lense get knocked out of whack? Can I reset this? Any help will be ap


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\015\012\015\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digit ... Pentax Optio M20 Digital Camera

My camera lense won't close even when i turn it off & on. i have tried to turn it off and on the screen only goes on & immediately turns off. the green light in the corner flashes so i know that the battery is still working. i tried to plug it into my computer to retrieve the pics on the camera but it couldn't recognize the camera.


Make sure that you are installing a fresh/ full charge battery\015\012Here are the steps:\015\0121. Make sure you will install a new or fully charged battery/batteries into your camera.\015\0122. Clean the battery contacts.\01 ... Kodak EasyShare V1003 Digital Camera

My camera's lense won't close and the camera doesn't turn on, why is that? The camera is fairly new . I charge the battery for a long period of time and my camera still won't turn on.


Your problem may be due to weak/worn out batteries\015\012or corrosion on the battery contacts inside the camera\015\012which can prevent the full power of the batteries from flowing into the\015\012camera. Try this free fix before you d ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 Digital Camera

Locked lense lense (optical aspheric lense) is locked and wont open and close normally and now i cant even turn my camera on or charge it or get pics frm the camera on the computer..! help me please..


Try these procedures.The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it in ... Kodak Easyshare M753 Digital Camera

Casio Exilim 5.0 mega pixels EX-Z57. My 2 yr old grandson got the camera this am and brought it to me. He apparently turned it on and tried to close the lens that opened. The 2nd lense from the from is cracked and the camera will not close! What can I do? I paid over $300. for this camera. Thank you! Jo Ann Hansen


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Camera problem What do you recommend I do, I was turning my camera on and the lense would close by itself and the power would shut off by itself. But now the lense stayed open and the camera still shuts off by itself.


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My Olympus FE-180 won't focus. When I turn it on, the lense comes out, makes a couple of funny noises, closes, opens, then closes. The LCD is illuminated. I can review my pictures, and if I push the "camera" button, the lense will open and I can see an image, but it's out of focus.


Mine got the same problem dont know what to do!!! ... Olympus FE-180 Digital Camera

I have recently noticed that the lense shutter takes ages to close. when i turn the camera on the lense zoom comes out without any problem but the shutter stayes closed for at least 10 seconds and then very slowly opens.


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We r on vacation now and my daughter accidentally dropped her camera and the lense won't close all the way it will turn on to see pictures already taken but when trying. To take another picture it turns off and the lense will not go in all the way please help us if you can nothing is cracked


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digi ... Digital Cameras

Camera dropped and lens is stuck one day i tried to make a video on my camera but then it fell and now the lense is stuck and when i turn it on it wont come out and when i turn it off it wont close


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Panasonic DMC-TZ4 lense is out when off. When I turn it back on, the lense retracks and closes and then extends again. I try to do anything with it and it says; "Turn camera off then on again." the process starts over again.


... Panasonic DMC-TZ4 Digital Camera

I have a sony cybershot and my daughter dropped it now the shutter closes when you turn the camera on and shuts when you turn it off. Also the lense only retracts half way when you turn it off.


Please contact the shop/website where you brought this product from....\015\012\015\012thankyou for the question,\015\012have a nice day! ... Digital Cameras

When I put my camera on(olypmus stylus 730), there is a whizzing sound, the camera goes on but turn off right away. I think that this is because the lense is blocked, in fact it's open but does'nt want to close... I tried to dissassmble the camera but I did'nt know how to do it Please tell me how to resolve this probles


A gear in the lens is broken and needs repair, quite a tricky job, best option is to replace the whole lens from a faulty one or get one with a broken screen and use yours to fix it (see ebay) ... Olympus Digital Cameras

I have DSC-W90. When I turn it on, it continuely extendss and then closes the lense. Then after a several times doing this, it displays to turn off and turn on the camera. I have done this several times, but no dice.


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When i turn on my camera, the lense comes out, fluxuates in and out, beeps and goes back inside the camera sutting off. Sometimes the shutter sticks and will not close comepletely? Will dut or grit make the shutter do this? How do i fix it? .......Same problem with mine,I can only use the playback mode when I press the on/off & > button simultaneously. Could this be a manufacturers fault? My camera is over 2 years old, so has no warranty


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When i turn off my camera it doesnt close all the way i have the kodak easy share v803 digital camera also the lense is smudged how could i clean it without damaging it


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When turning camera on lense opens then closes several times then the screene says to turn the power off and on again. Is there a fix for this?


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Camera lense won't close, camera won't turn on


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