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Lens will not Retract or sounds unusual (grinding sound)

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As soon as i turn the camera on, the lens goes out, then retracts and does this several times. sometimes it makes an unusual elctronic/mechanical sound. it stops retracting and sending out the lens after about the 3rd or 4th time, the screen then says "lens error". from here i can not do anything but turn the camera off. how can this be fixed? this is a nikon coolpix s550

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 ... Nikon Coolpix S550 10 Megapixel Digital Camera (Graphite Black) with 5x Optical Zoom + 4GB Memory Ca

Wont retract the lens and says it has an error..gears sound like they grind how can i fix it?

Either the lens has had a knock or it has sand/ grit in it. it will need to go in for service. if the lens was out, then the problem occurred when someone was using it. they should know what they have done. If it hasn't had a knock then it is probabl ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 Digital Camera

It shuts off after turning on and the lens will not retract makes a grinding sound then shuts off

It seems that the one of the gears of your lens has came loose that is why you are expiriencing the problem. This may happen if the camera has been dropped or the lens has been banged.\015\012\015\012You should contact the companies repai ... Kodak EasyShare DX6440 Digital Camera

Lens error I have a Canon Powershoot SD1000 and it was working fine until one day the lens stopped retracting. Now it doesn't retract and I get a Lens Error, Restart Camera message. I looked at other websites to get help and tried some of the ways they suggest to fix it. Not sure if its working, because it still gives the same message and makes a noise sounding like its trying to retract then gives me the Canon welcome picture. I've only had this for a little over a year and would like it to be

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 you will have to get it fixed by a professional. ... Canon IXUS V2 Digital Camera

I have a casio exilim EX-Z200. it turned off with the lens partly exposed. it would not retract fully. i tried turining it on but it turns off again with the lens still partly retracted. it makes a somewhat like vibrating sound when the camera tries to retract the lens (while it turns off by itself). i cannot also view my photos since it won't turn on. i tried turning it on-off, removing battering and sd card and pressing the on/off, green and red buttons at the same time but none of these wo

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 ... Casio Exilim EX- Z200 Digital Camera

The camera has not been used for some time. First up it would not open at all. Then following clues in support response t4613896 fix 1,2 and 4 I got the lens out, grabbed it before it retracted and rotated it a little. Finally got the lens opening, and retracting, nearly normal. Now when it opens there is a click at the end of its travel, and ditto when it closes, which sounds louder than usual. Sometimes it does not fully retract so I gently push it home - when I next open, the lens completes t

Unless you're a professional photographer who depends on the equipment for your living, don't worry about it and continue clicking away. If the worst happens and your camera fails, your life will continue....maybe even with a new camera. ... Digital Cameras

Locked lens The lens is out and won't retract. This started out happening occasionally, and I found that if I removed the battery and re-inserted it, then the lens would close. Now it has come out and won't close at all. Even when I place it on the charger, it has made a little whirring sound but will not retract. Can anyone help?

You have to replace whole lens block,the zoom gears are probably causes your problem but as I know they can't be replaced separately ... Casio Exilim Card EX-S100 Digital Camera

Droppped it about one foot W/ lens out, now lens won't retract and camera turns off as soon as i turn it on. the lens sounds like it wants to retract but doesn't.

The gear is misaligned and will need to take apart to fix. Do not force since this will further produce more problems. Take it to a camera shop to fix. However, you might get charged alot of money, so I recommend getting a new camera -since they're n ... Kodak EASYSHARE V1253 Digital Camera

Was shooting with Canon PowerShot S3 IS and the lens won't retract,screen says lens error,restart camera. I have restarted camera, changed batteries etc... still nothing. You can hear a clicking sound like something should be happening, but it won't retract.

According to what you were doing there is a possiblity that its jus sand or someting that got caught in the lens. please take it to the neariest repair shop to get it cleaned/ checked. ... Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera

Same problem "Hello pros I need help. The lens on my digimax cyber 530 will not close(retract) completely when I turn off the camera. When I turn it on it gives a 'whirr ing' sound and then auto shuts off. Out of desperation I have manually 'pulled' out the lens. it stays that way until i turn it off and it retracts only halfway. Can anyone help this senior? thank you kindly" I have the exact same problem with this person. And the solution you gave is not that useful,since I'd have to p

I had that problem too. you have done the right thing by pulling it out fully, but now you need to gently and i mean GENTLY push it back in. this should work\015\012\015\012bye ... Samsung Digimax D53 Digital Camera

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

Lens error when i go to turn on my camera it says "lens error" on the screen and wont turn on Lens is 'stuck' open. I get a 'lens error' and a grinding sound...then the camera turns itself off

Wheni go to turn on my camera it says"lens error"on the screen and wont turn on lens is "stuck"open. ... Nikon COOLPIX L3 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

Lens Error My lens will not retract with my camera. When I turn it on it cuts back off and says lens error. It sounds like the lens is stuck. please help me.

Hey Joy_2008,\015\012 A lens error usually means something is obstructing the movement of the lens (i.e. sand). You could try blowing compressed air into the side of the lens to try and dislodge whatever is stuck in t ... Casio Exilim EX-Z77 Digital Camera

Lens problems I recently purchased a Kodak Z7590. I have only used it a couple times. My daughter set it on the couch (still on). When I sat down beside of it the camera slid down behind the cushion. I didn't notice it till I stood up. Now the lens will not retract. The lens appears to be extended all the way and has a slight tilt to it. When it is turned on it sounds like it is trying to work, same when it's turned off. I tried to twist the lens as it was powering on and off to get it t

This is a simple fix. Take the lens and with slight pressure, pens the lens until it's straight. It will make a clicking sounds and lens is lined up and will retract. ... Kodak EasyShare Z7590 Digital Camera

Casio EX-S500 Lens error. when i turn the camera on i get a grinding sound and the lens only comes out part of the way. from what i understand the gears in the lens must be stripped. does anyone have a diagram or steps of how to remove the lens set up so that i can replace it?

Remove the Back and front covers, then use a small flathead screwdriver to release the 2 hinges that hole the lens assy down; then unlatch the 2 ribbons cables. Now you can install the new lens assy. If you're not going to use the "old lens assy, can ... Casio Exilim EX-S500 Digital Camera

My Nikon L16 camera lens will not retract. The message code says " Lens Error". The lens makes a buzzing sound when the camera is turned on and off. I already tried taking the batteries out and replacing them. Any thoughts?

Try jiggling the lens. Use compressed air to blow out any grit around the lens barrel. If that doesn't do it, you'll need to get the camera serviced. ... Nikon Digital Cameras

Access Message Whenever I turn the DSC-W70 on it displays a black screen and the word "Access." At the same time the lens extends and retracts, however unlike some of the other problems people are having, the lens is not getting stuck. Also I also notice a faint clicking/buzzing sound from within the camera when the lens is still and not retracting/extending. After about 10 seconds it begins to beep and displays the message "Turn the power off and on again." I am able to view previously taken ph

Could not believe it but it worked for me as well. First time I see that a good smack makes it work ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W70 Digital Camera

I DROPPED MY COOLPIX L6. When I switch it on the lens extrudes normally and I can take a photo. When I switch it off there is a buzzing sound as if the lens is trying to retract. I then get the message Lens error and a Triangle appears with the ! sign. Question: Is it possible to repair the damage

Hi,\015\012\015\012As motor is running but lens won't retract sometimes lens would slip off with the gear or break off a tooth in the gear when it gets dropped. Try to gently move the lens barrel around with the finger and see if it is moving, ... Nikon Coolpix 5200 Digital Camera

Access Message Whenever I turn the DSC-W70 on it displays a black screen and the word "Access." At the same time the lens extends and retracts, however unlike some of the other problems people are having, the lens is not getting stuck. Also I also notice a faint clicking/buzzing sound from within the camera when the lens is still and not retracting/extending. After about 10 seconds it begins to beep and displays the message "Turn the power off and on again." I am able to view previously taken ph

This is a hardware problem. Your simptons is tipical of a lens position sensor being faulty.\015\012\015\012There is however nothing you can do yourself. Contact your nearest Sony dealer and take the camera to a Sony service centre. ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera

I have a Digital IXUS 700 Canon camera and the lens will not retract. It makes the sound to retract but won't retract.

Lens errors are fairly common. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or ... Digital Cameras

Lens error I've had my camera for about 9 months and it's been working fine. 2 weeks ago I turned it on, went to take a photo and instead got this "Lens error" and the lens won't retract back in and the camera won't do anything. Sounds like this is a typical problem. Anything I can do to get my camera working again?

Try these procedures. ... Nikon Coolpix L11 Digital Camera

3040 Issues I just got a 3040 and had a question about a couple of things I noticed (I've never owned an Olympus digital camera). When the camera is powered up, the noise from the lens coming out sounds awful (like a grinding noise). Is this normal? It zooms in/out without any problems but it just sounds odd. It just doesn't sound smooth... Is a stuck pixel on the LCD enough of a reason to return it for a new one? The pictures do not show the stuck pixel but I am concerned that a new and e

A stuck pixel on the LCD is quite common. I have one on my 2020z; lot of people here would tell you the same thing. Long as it's just one, I wouldn't bother trying to get new camera.\015\012\015\012Far as the lens extension sound: It is a little loud ... Olympus Camedia C-3040 Zoom Digital Camera

Lens error my lens is stuck in the out position and when the camera comes on and there is a grinding sound followed by the lens error message on the screen help!!!!

Hi Trish,\015\012\015\012There are 1 of 2 problems that could be wrong here. \015\012\015\0121) There is dirt or sand in the lens mechanism preventing the lens from moving, thus giving you the lens error. The fix for this is e ... Digital Cameras
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