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I have a canon power shot A530. I dropped it on the floor with the lens open.....now the lens is half way out and it wont go out all the way or close all the way. when i turn on the power it comes on then cuts off with out displaying a picture in the veiwer on the back of the camera. I am sure i need to send it in for repair, if not tell me how to fix it, if not tell me where i can take to repair it


MY LENSE IS ACTING UP...AND IT SAYS...LENSE ERROR...RESTART CAMERA..WHAT DOES THAT MEAN ... Digital Cameras

My camera lens wont open all the way how do you fix it


... Digital Cameras

Lens Error When I turn on my camera, my lens doesnt open all the way, then closes shut and the screen states "lens error" what can I do to fix this, or where can I take my camera to be fixed? Thanks!


This is probably THE most common failure among digital cameras. There's a halfway chance of fixing it yourself, described here: http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html ... Nikon Coolpix S210 Digital Camera

Lens Error! I dropped my camera on the floor, and now the lens wont open fully or close. The LCD says "lens error,restart camera." But even when I turn the camera off, it still happens. Its a Canon Power Shot A550. I need to find out how to fix my camera without breaking it some more.


Same problem. The lens is stuck in the zoom position. When the camera is turned on, the lens moves a just afraction like it want to fully open or close, then the camera beeps and prompts with the "Lens Error" Restart Camera. Solutions? ... Canon PowerShot A550 Digital Camera

Stuck Lens I fell on my camera just recently and the lens is stuck open half way. When you power it on it moves a bit to the side and up, then to the other side and up and then beeps couple of times. You can view all the pictures and see the opening screen when you turn it on on picture-taking mode but it won't open up completely. Is it possible to fix? If so how?


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 ... Canon PowerShot SD400 / IXUS 50 Digital Camera

Olympus FE-210 I dropped my Olympus FE-210 when it was on and the lens was out. Now, the camera still workes fine, but the lens will not close all the way. After I shut it off, it opens and closes as if trying to fix itslef, but tops after three tries. The zoom still works, but it makes a clicking noise as the lens adjusts. I wouldn't mind any of this, except that now I can't upload my pictures. Normally, when I hook up the USB, a screen comes up on the camera dispaying my options. Now when I ho


Dont drop it next time you ****** !!! ... Olympus FE-210 Digital Camera

When i turn on the camera the lens wont pop open even when the battery is fully charged.... i was taking pictures and it working fine turn the camera off and on again then the lens wont open anymore? i can still view all the pictures i took from the camera but cannot take pictures anymore coz of the lens wont open. i tried initializing the camera by going to set up it didnt work..msg error said turn the camera off and on again and i did but didnt work either many times i tried please help thnks!


The problem is\015\0121- some dirt somehow got on the outside of the lense. After it was retracted fully in, it prevents the camera from opening again. When you turn it on, if it opens a little bit, try to pull it out NOT too hard and let go ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-N2 Digital Camera

Digital camera got dropped into the sand, and some sand worked its way into the lens and focusing system, and now the camera cannot zoom or focus, but still turns on and takes pictures i have a lumix dmc fx12, and it got dropped into the sand at the beach. the shutter wont close properly, there's sand in the lens, and it won't zoom. Please help!! i don't know how to fix it!!


THIS SOUNDS TERMINAL, BUT YOU MIGHT TRY USING CANNED AIR LIKE YOU USE TO BLOW DUST OUT OF YOUR COMPUTER, AND SEE IF IT HELPS ANY. MOST OF THESE CAMERAS ARE MADE WITH THE IDEA THAT THEY WILL NEVER BE TAKEN APART OR OPENED FOR CLEANING ETC. SO, THAT IS ... Digital Cameras

My Lens Wont Open All The Way Ive Looked For Everything To Do To Try To Fix It. First I Cleaned The Lens Then Hit The Back That Didnt Work. Then i Twisted The Lens And That Hardly Worked Soo What Do i Do Now ???


Try the procedures in this tip. ... Samsung S860 Digital Camera

Not shure why but the camera was working fine and then i wanted to take a photo recently and the lens protector wont open. i have to hold it open and turn it on then it stays open and works fine. this is extremely irritating and it takes a small bit of the bottom corner. how much is it going to cost me to fix?


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\015\012\015\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digit ... Olympus Stylus 770 SW Digital Camera

Lens error hi my camera stopped working the other day...it turns on but the lens wont come out and it says there is a lens error then shuts of....is there an easy way to fix this?


HelloThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \012probability is that ... Kodak Easyshare M753 Digital Camera

2 month old camera, cover lens wont open all the way


... Nikon Coolpix S6100 Digital Camera

When switched on the camera tries to open the lens. It is clearly being obstructed in some way, and after three attempts closes down with the message "Please turn camera off and on again". If tapped gently sometimes the lens will open, and if the lens is caught and encouraged to stay out then ooccasionally the camera opens as normal. If the lens does stay open the camera appears to function as normal.


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camera. Some common error messages that might show up on the LCD's of cameras with this problem include "E18 lens error", or "lens error, restart ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS5 Digital Camera

Dsc-t1 Sony I loaded the pictures from the camera onto the computer....Yesterday. I forgot to turn the camera off after the download. Today it was very warm. When I opened the lens cover, the lcd looked like all the colors dripped or ran. The photo looked the same way. Can you fix 'em? Please let me know. I can mail this one to you.


Maybe you have condensation in your lens, put the camera somwhere warm and dry for few days (not an oven) ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T1 Digital Camera

Lens problems I have a Nikon Coolpix L3 and i accidently dropped it (about 2 1/2 - 3 ft) and now the lenses wont open and the camera says lens error. does anyone know how to fix it???


This is an awkward one. If you were clever enough to replace or repair the lens assembly you wouldn't be writing here so all I can advise is to have a very close look at the lens and see if you can notice any slight variation in it's positioning. If ... Nikon COOLPIX L3 Digital Camera

My Panasonic FX55 lens shutters don't open up fully when I turn the camera on. It still works ok, but I have to manually open and close the shutters. Is there an easy way to fix this? Thanks.


... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX55K Digital Camera

My son pulled out one of the shutters that opens and closes over the lens. The shutters no longer open all the way. The camera is brand new. How can I fix the rest of the shutters? Should I pull them all out? Or bend the one that is pulled out back in ? Thanks


You can pull off the other one if you want. To put it back in your basically going to have to take apart the camera. The "Shutters" on the outside is nothing more but to protect the lens will its in the camera. The actual shutter is inside the lens t ... Fuji J150w Digital Camera

The function button on my d40x i think is sticking because when i turn my camera on the self timer keeps flashing and when i try to access the menu or any other functions like playback it wont allow me the only thing i can think is that the function button by the lens is sticking hints the reason it is flashing and wont stop is there a way to fix this?


Since you can't get into the menu, let's try a manual reset. Remove the card and the battery...press all the buttons...leave it alone for 20 minutes...insert the card and then the battery...turn it on. ... Nikon D40x Digital Camera

MY CAMERA LENS IS STUCK AND WILL NOT ALLOW IT TO ZOOM IN OR OUT AND TAKE PICTURES. IS THERE ANY WAY OF TAKING IT APART AND BEING ABLE TO FIX IT. IT ALSO LOOKS LIKE THE LENS MAY HAVE GONE IN CROOKEDIT ALLOWS IT TO TURN ON JUST TO LET ME LOOK AT RECENT PICTURES, BUT WONT STAY ON TO LET ME TAKE ANY PICTURES IT TURNS OFF.


Hi,You can open the camera, but it was not advisable for you to take it off cause of the tiny parts inside that can result of much more damaged on the unit. It is better to take the unit to the service center for thorough check and repair ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S700 Digital Camera

My camera lens shutter won't open, but everything else is working fine. It keeps on repeating 'please turn camera off and then on again' but it's still the same.Is there a way that I can fix it by myself and not need to give it in to the shops instead?


Sorry, it needs to go in for service.Usually this type of fault happens due to sand/ grit in the mechanism or it has suffered a knock/ drop.If it is grit/ sand then they may just clean the lens mechanism.If it has suffered an impact ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12 Digital Camera

Pushed in the lens and now when i turn it on it wont come out. i opened the camera to see if i could fix it. it came out by forcing it manually. still when i press on button, the small motor goes on but the lens doesnt work


... Casio Exilim Card EX-S100 Digital Camera

Lens Error I fell while holding my camera. The lens was open at the time and when I got up I turned the camera off. I then turned it back on to check it and the lens opened and immediately closed with the "lens error" on the screen. I can turn it off and on and the lens will always open but closes as soon as it has opened with the lens error on the screen. The shutter opens but closes also, like the lens. Can this be fixed? It was a gift so I don't have the bill of sale but I still have the orig


This is probably THE most common failure among digital cameras. There's a halfway chance of fixing it yourself, described here: http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html ... Nikon COOLPIX L4 Digital Camera

My Olympus Fe-230 camera's lens won't open. I turn the camera on and it makes the sound of the lens opening, and the lens begin to "push out" but then retract. This happens a few times and then the camera stops "trying" to open. The actual lens is never exposed [as in the black 'cover' never opens]. How do I fix it?


Try these procedures. ... Olympus FE-230 Digital Camera

Hi.. My Olympus Stylus 710 camera is one year old and I have been having problems with it recently. Basically the camera is unusable right now. When i press the power, the lens open halfway, the picture on the LCD is blurry and one second after the lens close and an error appears of the screen saying "D: 5f08 5f0e 5f08 5e02". Can you help me fix this problem? Sending the camera back to Olympus to fix will cost a bundle and where I live, no one fixes digital cameras.


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\015\012\015\012This has to be THE most common failure mode ... Olympus Stylus 710 Digital Camera

The lens on my casio exilim camera wont open, how do i fix it


... Casio Exilim EX-S500 Digital Camera
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