Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?

Hi - When I turn the camera on, the lens goes in and out and gives a message "turn on/off again". As far as we can tell, the batteries are charged, the memory card is fine, we just can not take pictures. Thanks

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This is the most common problem that happens to digital cameras, and the reason is because the gears inside the lens assembly are either impeded by dirt or sand, or there has been gear damage. I totally took one apart that had this problem and found one broken gear tooth, on a gear about 3/16th of an inch in diameter. There are things you can try to get it working again if it's just dirt, dust, or sand, and it's worth trying, so go to this web blog, and follow their suggestions. The main thing that might help you would be to blow out the lens area with compressed air, and then gently try to assist the lens extending when first powered up. However, they list some other things to try too. They say about 1/2 the cameras with a lens issue can be fixed, trying their suggestions. If all fails, and you're thinking about having it serviced, make sure you get an estimate first. Often, the price of repair can exceed replacement cost. Here's the link, and good luck to you!
\015\012(the blog is about lens errors, but applies to all lens problems)
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