Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?

I have a Canon Powershot S3 IS and I was looking at picture I had taken and the lens was retracted. I switched to the camera mode and the lens started to come out and hit my leg and stopped half way. The lens went dark. I turned it off to retract the lens and then turned it back on. The lens came all the way out but the screen is still black and I could feel the camera and just barely hear it making the noise it makes when the lens is coming out but it was already all the way out. I switche


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Format ur memory card ....and replace the cells.....might work...contact the customer care for help ..they mightr be able to fix it ...
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I have a Canon Powershot S3 IS and I was looking at picture I had taken and the lens was retracted. I switched to the camera mode and the lens started to come out and hit my leg and stopped half way. The lens went dark. I turned it off to retract the lens and then turned it back on. The lens came all the way out but the screen is still black and I could feel the camera and just barely hear it making the noise it makes when the lens is coming out but it was already all the way out. I switche


Format ur memory card ....and replace the cells.....might work...contact the customer care for help ..they mightr be able to fix it ... ... Digital Cameras

This Sucks! My camera is new, I went to use it...actually for something I saw that was hillariious...and I turned it on, the lens came out...it was zoomed all the way, and I could'nt take the pic nor could I adjust the zoom. Then I got this hateful message to turn camera off then on again, which I did. Now the lens does not return apon turning the power off, but does retract and come back out when I turn it on...and then the same scenario! Help Please!!!!!!!


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The battery of my samsung s860 was recently dead so i though that was why the lens wouldnt go out all the way. I have tried two new sets of batteries and the camera is reacting the same way. The lense wont go out all the way, a blurry image is projected on the screen then the screen goes black, the green light flickers, it beeps rather obnoxiously three times and the lens retracks again as it turns off. can my camera be resuscitated!?


The drive motor and actuator for the auto focus is defective, this is the most common problem i see after battery issues, yes the camera can be fixed, but here is the deal, they don't sell the parts to fix it to the public, only Samsung ... Samsung S860 Digital Camera

Lens error When I turned on the camera it had on the screen Lens error and was vibrating when it turned on. The only way I could shut off the camera was to take out the battery. After a few hours, the camera is now working. But, I do not want this to happen again. Why did I get that error?


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My kids accidentally dropped my Panazonic Lumix TZ-10 on the floor (not from a great height). The lens at that moment could only half close, but after turning power on and off a few times, now it opens and closes as normal. I can still view photos HOWEVER I cannot take new photos, the screen is black and the photos turn out black. I looked into the lens as it took the photo and there is no movement in there. The camera is still under warranty.


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My Ricoh Caplio R4 will turn on but the lens stops half way. All data comes up on screen, but you can't clear any of it. Then after about 10-30secs, the camera turns itself off and the lens is stuck half way out. Battery is fully charged, was working properly, then just stopped. What could be the problem?


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I Turned on my samsung l730 camera and the lens got stuck and the screen just went black and the lens wont retreat and the only way i can turn the camera off is to take the battery out


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Lens error Hi My Powershot SD4000IS developed a problem after taking it out 4 wheeling.(in a bag, semi protected) a few days later, the lens front cover would not open all the way and I got a black shadow on top and bottom of the picture. Then I took several pictures that are normal and finally the lens will not extend any more and I get a note on the screen that reads : Lens error Will shut down automatically Restart Camera. What could be the problem, could it be dust??


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Canon sx200 is, lens error restart camera, after taking some pics I wanted to delete them, so after deleting one picture I've got black screen and the message "lens error restart camera" and the camera turn off by itself. And there is no way to operate the camera after restart because it's showing me the same message as above mentioned.


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Nikon Coolpix s220...Lens Error. Camera was dropped from like 5 inches. Immediately received the error message screen. The lens is stuck all the way out...I have tried to do some of the above and while twisting the lens slightly got it to take pictures again, I think it may have done more damage because its still makes a buzzing noise when I turn it on and there is black on a portion of the screen like the cover is partially stuck (inside the camera).


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Pretty much constant but sometimes intermittant problem of the camera fe-210 screen goes black. all functions appear to be normal but it does not see through the lens. So everything is black on the pictures taken. It's like the opening is shut. Sometimes it will work when first turned on for one or maybe two exposures. then it goes black and may stay that way even if turned on and off or changing any of the settings.


Hi,Would you be able to View Recorded images / Video's ?If\015\012\015\012\015\012 yes, this is a Faulty CCD Sensor. This is a Common Problem on almost \015\012all the Brands like Sony, Kodak, Canon. There were Certain Recalls ... Olympus FE-210 Digital Camera

Everytime I try to turn my camera on it keeps saying "Lens error, restart camera". And the lens only goes out part way. What could be wrong with my camera?


My G7 was intermittently saying "card locked!!" when I switched it on and tried to take a photo. very frustrating - latterly couldn't get the camera to work to take photos. Could view them on the SD card in camera, just not take or delete.\015 ... Canon PowerShot G7 Digital Camera

I dropped my camera on the beach right as a shallow wave was coming in. In my fumbling to recover the camera I turned it on. The lens extended and remained that way. I took the plastic camera cover off, rinsed all parts (with purified water) that I could. I air and low heat blew dry the camera over several day, and re-assembled it. When I insert batteries I get a power light, but get no lcd screen, no sound of pictures taken on full compression of picture button, no further extension or ret


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Lens error When I turn the camera on it says "Lens error, restart camera," and turns itself off. When I turn it back on, the same problem occurs. The lens covers aren't completely closed, and the entire lens seems to be sticking out a little bit, like it didn't retract all the way. Please help! Thanks. Turn on the camera, camera shows a canon logo, then before turns off it said lens error, restart camera


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A85 Dead During a normal session, switching from picture-taking mode to view mode, the lens would not retract and the picture in the view froze with the current image. I could not turn off the camera. After a while, the batteries got very hot, so I removed them. I took out the CF card. Later, I replaced the batteries and the put the card back in. The camera worked very briefly, but the LCD view would not work, displaying flashing lines on a black background. New batteries didn't help. The camera


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Samsung L730 My camera appears to be stuck. The lens usually pops out when it is turned on. However, when I turned it off today, it remained out. I tried removing the memory card and battery. Also, it won't turn off unless I remove the battery. When it is on, the screen is black and the usual green light goes off after initially pressing the power button. Is there a way to reset it?


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Flash broken,lens stuck i turn it on and the camera clicks and it sounds like the lens is detached from what useed to move it. its says "acess" then black screen then "Turn power off and on." i think its forever broken.. :( flash broken,lens stuck i turn it on and the camera clicks and it sounds like the lens is detached from what useed to move it. its says "acess" then black screen then "Turn power off and on." i think its forever broken.. :(


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My Camera (Nikon Coolpix S3000) broke because I dropped it while the lens was extended out... and the lens hit the ground. Now when I try to straighten out the lens, I turn the camera on and off, and when it turns off, the lens doesn't go in all the way, and when I turn it on, the lens goes extends out, but immediatley goes back in again!! (but not all the way) I am lost, and extremley disappointed. Please help.


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When I turn my Olympus Fe-20 camera on, the lens comes only part of the way out, goes back in again and then does this about one or two more times before it beeps and then turns back off. What could be causing this and how can I fix it?


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My lens is stuck half way out of the camera, when i try to turn it on it says there is a lens error. i have tried all of the suggestions, what else could it be?


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Every time I turn on my camera it is black and says access, then the lens keeps focusing in and out. The lens are open all the way though too. How do I get it to work again?


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Lens problem? Same Problem - When i turn the camera on, its just black. when i take a picture, its black. and when i try to look at those pictures i took on the computer, it's still black. i can see past images fine. but one day when i turned the camera on, it was just black. is somethign wrong with the lens? what do i do.-


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When I turn on my camera the lens will wind in and out making a clicking noise. The light will stay red and won't turn to green and the screen will stay black. when i turn the camera on the lens extends,it starts clicking, stays black and i cannot take pictures


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Camera lens The lens itself is making a strange noise and it is having trouble adjusting itself when the camera turns on. When I attempt to turn the camera on all you are able to see is a black screen and there is also a buzzing noise which I assume is the lense trying to adjust itself. The lens is trying to push itself outwards but it is getting stuck. I'm not exactly sure what is wrong with it but I assume that once Iam able to fix the lens I will be able to use the camera normally again.


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My camera turns on by itself even with the slide in front in the closed position. The screen then shows the warning that the lens cover is closed. When I open and reclose the lens cover in 10 or so seconds the camera turns itself back on and repeats with the lens cover closed warning. The only way for me to turn the camera off at this point is to remove the battery. Help!


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