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I have a samsung 860 digital camera ang my problem is the lens... the lens is still retracted even its turned off... before it happened the camera have a low battery.. and when i charged the battery for several hours and i put it on the camera... it works but the shots are blurred and when i turn it off again the lens was still retracted and not coming back... what can i do for this? please help me. tnx


This may be similar to another solution posted. Try heavy duty batteries - I used ACDelco Super Alkaline, but any brand of "heavy duty" AA should work. Make sure battereis are not cold; low temp causes any battery to lose power. If fresh heavy dut ... Samsung S860 Digital Camera

My Pentax Optio S10 digital camera is giving me problems. Initially the lens would not extend fully and would then immediately retract and the camera would then turn itself off. After cleaning the extended lens barrel each time it extended, I found it would open further each time. It nows extends fully, but still retracts immediately thereafter. At the time the screen shows the green Optio screen for a split second and then shows an out of focus shot of whatever the camera is pointing at, bef


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digi ... Pentax Optio S10 Digital Camera

Sanyo E1075 Digital camera was drop while turned on . One picture was taken then camera shut off not retracting the lens. Lens is still not retracting and camera wont turn on.


Without opening the camera. I can say there might PCB contents broken or lens barrels problem ... Digital Cameras

My nikon coolpix s220 digital camera fell on the floor with the lens out. the lens is half out when the camera is on and off. when i switch the camera on the lens retracts twice and then the screen just says 'lens error'. the warranty ran out just over a month ago. i haven't yet check what the repair price will be. can anyone help me please?!


This\015\012 is such a common fault that I hope you don't mind me pasting my stock \015\012generic answer below. No point in reinventing the wheel!Stuck lenses ... Nikon Coolpix S220 - Aqua Green 2.5" LCD Digital Camera

When I power on my Olympus Fe-340 digital camera, the lens extends and retracts fully 4 times. The red light located next to the power button flashes while the process occurs. After the 4th retraction of the lens, the camera powers off.


This could be the battery issue. I have an FE-370 and got almost the same problem. The Red light flashes and the camera shuts off. I went to Olympus store and they try a known working battery (LI-60B) and the camera is now working correct ... Olympus FE-340 Digital Camera

Digital Camera Have a canon powershot SD700 IS digital elph ... "lens error ... restart camera" shows in the display and lens will not retract ... any suggestions?


The following blog outlines some repair options for a lens error:\015\012http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing ... Digital Cameras

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

Bent lens I have dropped my canon digital camera. The lens will now not retract and it is bent at an angle. When I turn it on it just says "lens error restart camera" Can i fix this myself?


From what you describe it doesn't sound good. But here's some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for about 50% of lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty they're worth a try:\015\012\015\012 ... Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera

Hello I have a Canon digital elph sd600 and the lens won't retract all the way and it gives me a lens error message to restart the camera but the lens is stuck halfway - it won't extend fully and it won't completely retract. Any suggestions as to what I need to do to fix this? Thanks so much I appreciate it.


See http://www.fixya.com/support/r13011856-lens_error ... Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital Camera

Hi, I have Canon PowerShot A95, Digital Compact Camera, when i switch on the camera it will beep a few times and the LCD will display a little E18 in the lower-left corner. The lens gets stuck in the extended position, and refuses to move either to focus the lens or to retract when powered off. would be great if you could provide some advice for rectifying the problem. thanks


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 g ... Canon PowerShot A95 Digital Camera

FinePix F700 Camera was given to me because owner said lens sometimes stuck. Worked fine then froze with the retractable lens in out position with ''zoom error'' on screen.I tried recharging but it made no difference. There is a dime sized wheel on top but setting marks are worn out. The menu button on back is readable but know zip about cameras. Had a digital years ago but those early ones just basically were on- shoot -off. Any ideas will be appreciated:))) Dis ole gal having trouble with new


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 g ... Pix FUJIFILM Fine S1500fd Digital Camera

My camera won't stay on. It turns on and lens goes out and adjusts and then retracts in and camera turns off. I am in the process of taking it apart to figure it out but unless it is a problem of the screws needing to be tightened I don't know what to do next. Can you help me or refer me. I bought this camera used and really like it and want to keep it if I can. I have had so much trouble keeping digital cameras working. Thanks


The problem you are facing is most likely to be lens related. Perhaps it is not able to extend fully and hence retracing and turning off. The cause may be a mechanical obstruction. However before we try anything else, remove the battery hold for 1 mi ... Pentax Optio E30 Digital Camera

Lens is open and won't retreat back inside. I turn the power on and makes a funny clicking noise like its trying to retract the lens back in. After three seconds of this it says "lens error, restart camera". Its a canon powershot SD790 IS digital elph with image stabilizer. Canon PC1261...don't know if that helps.


I've had similar problems with various versions of this camera. Here's the fix, if all else fails. These are step-by-step instructions to take apart and fix the camera's lens error. http://johnsmouth.wordpress.com/2010/12/01/lens-error/ ... Canon PowerShot SD790 IS/ IXUS 90 IS Digital Camera

My lens on my new (4 months old) Polaroid camera digital won't fully retract. The camera then won't shut down and it's burning out the batteries. Polaroid !1236 I assume it's still under warranty. Where can I take it to get it fixed? THanks I bought it at Big Lots and they won't take it back becuase it's been 30 days. I bought the camera in December 2010. Jused it once in Janaury for a two week vacation. It worked fine then. Just discovered this new problem.


Try these:\012\012Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failu ... Polaroid i1236 Digital Camera

'Zoom Error' Hi, I recently bought a Fuji FinePix s3000 Digital Camera. It took amazing pictures the first month or so, but recently I turned the camera on to find 'Zoom Error' across the LCD screen. I am unable to take pictures, and the lens wont Retract. I was hoping there would be a simple solution to this problem rather than a costly repair, seeing as how it was a very nice camera. Any Idea how to fix it?


Oh boy you are not going to like this but this is a problem that all fuji finepix s3000 will have I fixed it myself but only with a ton of patience and knowing what I was doingthe problem is that there is a gear in the lens motor as ... Fuji FinePix S3000 Digital Camera

Sanyo VPCT1060 digital camera: turns on len extends turns on and then immedately retracts and turns off, battery is fully charged? camera was 120 days old took less then 40 pic,s. Can it be repaired ? cost I have purchased 4 of this type of cameras without any problem the oldest 4yrs old over 40,000 pic's still in use.


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\015\012\015\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digit ... Sanyo VPC-T1060 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

Hi I have a Samsung L100 Digital camera. I was using it last night to make a movie, I finished the movie and than viewed the movie when I was done. I pressed the button to turn the camera off, well the lens stayed out and didn't retract and now when I try to turn the camera on the blue light comes on and than it beeps 3 times and turns off. I've checked the battery life and its full, right now I have it charging to see if anything changes >.> but I don't think it will. If you have any input it w


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\015\012\015\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digit ... Samsung L100 Digital Camera

Lens will not retract into Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20 digital camera after camera dropped to floor


... Panasonic Digital Cameras

Kodak digital camera will not stay on. Lens retracts immediately.


Hi. I actually have the same EXACT problem. DId you end up fixing it. If so, how? ... Kodak Digital Cameras

Hi my son dropped my digital camera while the lens was extended and now it wont retract and it says zoom error also the shutter wont open fully or close, the lens is at a slight angle and wont budge do i have to take it to get repaired or can i pull it apart myself thanks


HiIt helps to know the make and model of the camera, some cameras the lens is too fragile and we have never been able to repair them. Other models we have had a great deal of success repairing them. (Google: darntoothysam)One ... Digital Cameras

Regina's camera I have a Kodak EasyShare V550 Digital. Worked great until...I dropped it from about 3 feet onto packed sand. Now I can still review the pictures I've taken, but when I go to take a new picture, the lens comes out then retracts. Is there any solution or did I trash the camera with one small drop?


I have the same problem. I turn on the camera and the lens comes out and then back in. I cannot take any pictures. I updated the firmware, and that does not work. does anyone have any suggestions?? ... Kodak EasyShare V550 Digital Camera

My daughter has a digital samsung camera and thinks sand may have gotten into the lens area and now it will light up that it's on but can't view any pic's and lens will not retract to close


... Digital Cameras

Digital camera the retractable lens on my Sony Cyber-shot will not retract


Mine is a bit different- Mine turns on to the opening "Cybershot" screen, opens and shuts about 6 times, and then says "Please shut off and then on again" or something. AAH!! Im a photographer! HELP! ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W30 Digital Camera

Camera lens won't retract - Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera


May be the battery is weakned ... Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera
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