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The lens is extended a quarter inch when power on or off. When is turned on in any record mode it makes a slight non-metallic grinding noise and in about 33 seconds goes off after a beep warning. It Seems normal in playback mode. I plan to repair it myself, but don't want to start taking apart without talking with someone who has done it before and possibly having a copy of a page or two of the maintenance manual. I also have a camedia C-4040Zoom with identical f 1.8 lens with a similar prob


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The capacitor that runs the motor has grown weak to produce enough power. Capacitors tend to dry out receiving hair line a crack causing this to lose power faster than it can retain. This will cause the camera to cause faults such as yours. Generally you would open the camera and test the capacitor. They will have very small lettering with numbers on them. The letter u will be centered between the numbers. Online charts can be found outlining the voltage ratings of what yours will be to compare to with
Hi there,

You can do the following:

1. Place the camera flat on its back\015\012on a table with the lens facing the ceiling. Now power on the camera\015\012and hold down the shutter button so that the camera will try to\015\012auto-focus\015\012while the lens is retracting out.

2. Get a canned air and blow\015\012around the lens barrels. This might blow out any dust or sand that\015\012might be stuck and jamming the lens.

3. As for the wobbling,\015\012gently pull and rotate the lens out while hitting\015\012the power button. This will try to straighten or align the barrel if\015\012it's crooked or twisted.

4. Try to hold the camera with the lens facing down with your right hand and while powering it on, tap the base of the camera to your left palm. Chances are, there could be granule of sand stuck in the lens barrel that might be causing the jam.

Just remember that for this particular fix,\015\012there is a risk for further damage. So if you are not sure, just take\015\012it to a repair center if all else fails.


Please let me know if this works.
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