Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?

I turn it on and the lense comes out and then goes right back in and turns off. I'm in Thailand and need my camera to document my year abroad! I thought it was not charged so I charged it and it still does the same thing.


Answers :

Hi! You may have a faulty battery. If the battery is faulty it may indicate that it's fully charged but the truth is it doesn't have enough power for the camera's operation which can cause the lense to come back in. Have the battery replaced and you'll be good. HOpe this helps and thank you for using FixYa!
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\015\012The technically\015\012correct solution would be to dis-assemble, clean, re-lubricate and\015\012reassemble the lens assembly or better yet, seek repair from a\015\012authorized service center or a qualified professional. However,\015\012a non-technical workaround maybe possible. This would require thumping\015\012the bottom of the camera against the palm of one's hand while powering\015\012on. The idea is to jar the lens back into action. Please bear in mind that the opposite could also hold true, the lens would be more stuck.

Another possibility is insufficient power even with new/fresh or fully charged batteries.\015\012It maybe that the camera is not receiving sufficient power to\015\012engage/retract the lens fully. Possibly, the battery terminals/contacts\015\012of the camera has developed a resistive coating of corrosion. Please\015\012try:
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  • clean the battery contacts of the camera (cotton buds maybe used);
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  • it may be necessary to scrape them to expose fresh metal (a nail file would serve the purpose);
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  • in some instances, it may even be needed to stretch/bend them a bit (a pair of tweezers could do the job).
The idea is to afford these contacts to offer more pressure to the batteries ensuring full power delivery.\015\012

If problem persists, you need to call the manufacturer. On most occasions, the cost of repair is quite high as compared to the cost of the product.

Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!
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