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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!


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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 this several times. The problem here is that there might be grit of sand stuck in between the lens barrel and the base, causing the lens to be stuck.

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