Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?

Camera stopped working in middle of Disney Vacation. Will not close and has black screen with E18 at bottom left. Also lens keeps moving just a little in/out very fast.


Answers :

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\012http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Digital Cameras

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

Camera stopped working in middle of Disney Vacation. Will not close and has black screen with E18 at bottom left. Also lens keeps moving just a little in/out very fast.


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 ... Digital Cameras

"Lens error restart camera" However you can hear the motor trying to extend the lens out but lens moves fractionally in and out then shuts down. Also when turned on to view images (green light) the motor still is trying to extend the lens same as in the start function switching to the left (amber light) have tested batteries even date lithium one also memory card. Can you offer any suggestions please?


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 ... Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera

Hi, I have an Olumpus digital camera, which accedentially fell down from a very less height. and now it is not working, the lens is not going inside n if we switch the power on or off, the lens just moves round n goes in n out just a little. we can view the photos which have taken previously, jsut that we cannot click the photos and also the digital display is also blankt. Please let me know what to do and also let me know the nearest service center, I reside in Bangalore, India. Thank you


... Olympus Digital Cameras

I dropped my Kodak EasyShare C330 when the lens was out and now I'm getting the error messages 12 & 22. I tried pulling out the lens because it was stuck and it caused the lens to now move around in the socket. The front part of the lens is also a little bit detached. I was wondering if there was anyway to fix this problem without having to pay for a repair shop or Kodak to fix it?


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. ... Kodak EasyShare C330 Digital Camera

I THINK SEA WATER HAS GOT INTO MY CAMERA AS THE FLASH KEEPS GOING OFF THE LENS KEEPS MOVING IN AND OUT ALSO THE SCREEN IS FOGGY. PLEASE COULD YOU HELP IF YOU KNOW HOW TO RECTIFY THIS PROBLEM


I think you're on to someting, especially the foggy screen problem.\015\012Salt water and cameras don't mix unless they are underwater cameras. ... Canon PowerShot A480 Digital Camera

My Ricoh R4 camera has its lens stuck in the fully extended position. After switch on, it makes motor noises for a while and then stops and switches itself off. Switching the camera on and off does not move the lens. Also, operating the zoom buttons does nothing. Having this great little camera working again would be fantastic!


Hi there,Make sure the camera is fully charged. Then try this: Turn off the camera and hold it on your right hand with the lens facing the ground. Then hit the camera's base on your left palm as you turn it on. You might want to do th ... Digital Cameras

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

Powers off my canon powershot sd600 digital camera keeps powering off after about 30 seconds. I have gotten a new battery and that didn't help. On the left hand side before it shuts down it has the letter and numbers E18 on the bottom. The zoom lens is also sticking out and will not retract. There are no error messages on the camera at all. If anyone has a solution please let me know. Thanks!


E18 is a lens error message, the lens is stuck or bent, and wouldn't come out, that's why camera shuts off after it tries to do so at the start, not much you can do, but replace the whole lens assembly ... Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital Camera

The entire zoom lens will not come out when I turn the camera on. It moves a little, makes a sound, and then my camera says turn off camera off and back on. I tried that several times and it is still not working. The battery is charged. I did go to the beach and wondering if sand got into the camera. I also cannot review my pictures as the message comes up about turning it off. What is the best solution?


HelloThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel\012 after dropping it. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \012probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.Use\012\012\01 ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Digital Camera

Hi, I have a Sony Cybershot T200, i droped it camera stoped showing anything else on screen. I mean it looks like lens cover closed, everything is working, its taking photos and video but they are all blank.Zoom is also working, i can see that zoom symbol is moving on left upper side of screen. I checked the connections but nothing seemed wrong to me. What should i do to fix it. Thanks for your help.


... Sony Cybershot DSC-T200 Digital Camera

Kodak v803 Camera was dropped and focus lens moves a little but will not go all the way in or out. Also the view screen is out of fucus and pictures taken show up the same way. What should I do.


Lens is most likely been knocked out of place, that would be the reason why you have out of focus and/or blurry photos. This would also be the reason why you can't retract or extend the lens.Gently pushing on the lens MIGHT fix the camer ... Kodak V803 Digital Camera

Everytime I turn on my sony camera. The lens pop out and in again. I can't figure why it's doing this! ALso the message turn off and then on again keeps appearing. I tried this, but it didn't work! I can upload the pictures in the camera, but i can't take any photos at all! One of my friends said its because my little sister dropped the camera while it was still on outside.


A drop could have damaged the lens tube (housing), causing the camera to shut down to prevent further damage, but your problem may be due to weak/worn out batteries or corrosion on the battery contacts inside the camera\015\012which can prevent the f ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Digital Camera

E16 my canon IXY/ canon ixus 50 would no longer work but could still view the pictures i took before it stopped working.. the lens just keeps on flipping out when turning it on but the screen shows and E16 code at the lower left section of the lcd.. i really need your help.. i hear something unattached small object inside it when i shake it a little, is it possible that it's somewhat part of the circuitry got losen and fell? i really hope someone could help me.. i searched all over the intern


I heard this was solved on one occasion when using a canon mem card. or one with a lower amount of memory, 16 megs.\015\012\015\012I also heard this problem described as basically the same as the E-18 that stands for a screwed lens mechanism(more inf ... Canon PowerShot SD400 / IXUS 50 Digital Camera

Lens moves in and out on its own without moving the toggle switch. Also sometimes when moving the toggle switch lens won't move at all


... Canon PowerShot SX30 IS Digital Camera

LENS PROBLEM Lens keeps zooming in and out when I turn it on. After 4 times, the lens goes back in and it says on the screen, "Turn the power off and on again". Then it does the same thing when I turn it off and back on. Also, the shutter is not closing however it's also not all the way open. Almost half way but more open than closed. Please help!!!


The slightly open shutter is the reason for this problem. Thank God you mentioned it. \015\012Solution: Try with your fingers to shift the shutter “blades” back and forth to see if they move freely. If they do no move freely it maen ... Sony Cybershot DSCW80 7.2MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom and Super Steady Shot

Lens Error. My Nikon COOLPIX L3 keeps on saying " LENS ERROR" and wont close up. Also it make some rattling noise when i press the on/off button or sometimes does it by itself. First the screen is bla


Try these procedures. ... Nikon Digital Cameras

Lens will not move and is stuck also gives me a code on the screen of lens error1110033 and also need to find out if its under warrenty.


Problem: dust in the gaps near lens which makes it jammed.\012Effect: the sceen shows blk color.\012Solution: just blow over it or vaccum it. ... Kodak Easyshare C813 Digital Camera

We have a Sony Cybershot DSC-W1. When we turn the camera on it fails to start properly. The lens moves a little, it beeps 18 times and then displays "Turn the power off and on again". We have tried changing the batteries, but it has made no difference. When we turn it off it moves the lens, but does not bring it fully back. Any tips appreciated.


Goto http://www.digitalcamrepair.com/self_diagnosis_page.htmfor self diagnosis.please let me help you before leaving a bad feed back. ... Digital Cameras

The telephoto lens for my S730 Samsung digital camera will not move. Upon attempting to adjust the focus with the button on the upper right hand side of the back of the camera, the lens either moves about 1/4 th of the way or causes the camera to beep three times and then shut off. I have used new batteries several times, recharged my rechargable batteries several times, all to no avail. Ever since this malfunction began, the flash also quit working, both malfunctions have severely limited the


You say you've used the camera for 1 and 1/2 years but you received it as a Christmas gift in 2009? How is that possible? Anyway, try these:\012 ... Samsung Digimax S730 Digital Camera

The telephoto lens for my S730 Samsung digital camera will not move. Upon attempting to adjust the focus with the button on the upper right hand side of the back of the camera, the lens either moves about 1/4 th of the way or causes the camera to beep three times and then shut off. I have used new batteries several times, recharged my rechargable batteries several times, all to no avail. Ever since this malfunction began, the flash also quit working, both malfunctions have severely limited the


Hi,I am Sorry to hear regarding the Problem.This is a ' Lens \015\012Problem ' which is Quite Common on \015\012these Models.If under warranty, get it repaired / replaced.There\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015 ... Samsung Digimax S730 Digital Camera

My olympus x-43 camera is only powering up for a few seconds even thought i put brand new batteries in it. also it makes a buzzing noice when the lens shuts and also the lens only goes in a little bit


Are you using Lithium Batterys? If not, this maybe the problem due to the Digital camera using alot of power. They are expensive but worth it in the long run and last a long while. ... Digital Cameras

Kodak C875 digital camera - when turned on sometimes the lens moves out about 1/4 inch, camera clicks and lens moves back in and camera turns off. Also there is some clicking when the camera is turned off. How serious is this?


Remove the batteries and clean the battery contacts inside the camera\015\012with a soft cloth (a heavy buildup on the contacts may require cleaning\015\012with a fine wire brush, steel wool, or sandpaper). Remove any residue\015\012that the cleanin ... Kodak EasyShare C875 Digital Camera

My Sony DSC H50 Lens came out a little but is frozen. It will not move at all? I tried power off and on . It still will not move. Is there a way for me to reset set it or take the lens loose from the camera?


... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 Digital Camera

I have a canon EF 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM lens that has a zoom lock switch. When in the unlocked position and I try to zoom the lens it sticks at around the 200mm mark and cannot seem to move it below that positon, I need to wiggle the barrel before the zoom seems to "let go" and the lens goes to other positions. This is quite a problem as the lens cannot be operated in all its positions. Also when trying to get it unstuck, it feels like I am applying too much force and could further damage


Http://www.pasieka.com/static/simon/fixcam/\015\012\015\012click the link ... Digital Cameras

Good Day. I dropped my Nikon Coolpix L16 camera onto a table. Since then when i switch the device on the lens goes out about a quarter and the goes back in and i get a lens error message. I noticed that when the lens goes out it bends to the right(looking from the top) and gets stuck by something. When i pull the lens a little to the left while switching it on everything works fine. A very small metal part came out of the camera. Any ideas? is it repairable?


HelloThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel\012 after dropping it. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \012probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.Use\012\012\01 ... Digital Cameras
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.lionebra.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.3707 seconds