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Finepixav I cannot get the zoom lens to go back and it wont stay on focus to take a photo


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Finepixav I cannot get the zoom lens to go back and it wont stay on focus to take a photo


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Digital camera got dropped into the sand, and some sand worked its way into the lens and focusing system, and now the camera cannot zoom or focus, but still turns on and takes pictures i have a lumix dmc fx12, and it got dropped into the sand at the beach. the shutter wont close properly, there's sand in the lens, and it won't zoom. Please help!! i don't know how to fix it!!


THIS SOUNDS TERMINAL, BUT YOU MIGHT TRY USING CANNED AIR LIKE YOU USE TO BLOW DUST OUT OF YOUR COMPUTER, AND SEE IF IT HELPS ANY. MOST OF THESE CAMERAS ARE MADE WITH THE IDEA THAT THEY WILL NEVER BE TAKEN APART OR OPENED FOR CLEANING ETC. SO, THAT IS ... Digital Cameras

Does anyone have instructions for getting at the lens mechanism? I totally understand the risks of doing this myself, but the cost of getting a shop to do this is nearly as much as a new camera! I am sure the problem is caused by sand. The lens at first just went in and out a few time, before the camera turned off. I vacuumed it, then slapped it against the side of my hand whilst turning it on - now it turns on properly with the lens out, but it wont focus - so you can only take blurry photo


I guess , lens got damaged; if that is the case you need to change the lens and its very complex process.You need it to get repaired from authorized shop. ... Olympus FE-280 Digital Camera

I cannot get my camera to take photos nor can I get to the menu or zoom


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My wife has a nikon d70 with a quantary 28-200 zoom lens. F2.8-F5.6. It takes great picutres during the day. At low light and nightime the longer range pictures will not stay in focus. She set the focus and when she releases the shutter the lens automatically moves back and forth. Only happens at night.


The camera is unable to focus properly in low light at long focal lengths. You might have to throw some light on the subject with a flashlight until the camera locks in the focus or resort to focussing manually. ... Nikon D70s Digital Camera

Sir i have purchased nikon p100 camera from croma stores belapur branch , the problem with the barrel and there were gear noise and on taking photos in dark back ground of moon there were several white balloon type patches on dark (black) part of photos. recently they have given me temporary replacement of displayed camera of their store, and this camera some times show lens error. and auto zoom focus problem is there , some time pressing half shutter button focus works properly and in sev


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When camera gets turned on, the lens goes in and out of focus a few times and then screen turns blue and displays "D : 5f08 5e02" and does not go back to shooting pictures again. But for just looking at the pictures on the memory card, it works if turned on in that mode. If turned on in photo-shooting modes, it cannot be switched back to view photos. (OLYMPUS M700)


It's a sensor issue. The error indicates there is a problem on the lens.It may be caused by sand, broken gears or any other foreign object in the lens mechanism.A simple fix is to turn ON camera while holding it with\015\012the len ... Digital Cameras

The battery died during the summer... so the lens were left sticking out instead of going back in. it stayed that way for 2 months because i left it at my sister's house. when i got it back, it was still out and i got batteries and turned it on. when i turned it on, it went in halfway and when i turned it off it came out fully, the zoom wont go far either. how can i get it to go back all the way in. its stuck. dont know why


Purchase an alkaline battery and replace with the old one, power up, wait for some time, select slideshow option, then back to camera view then power down..wait for 1 minute, power up again test your zooming results, if it is working well then all is ... Samsung Digimax S630 Digital Camera

Has always worked fine, til just now. took a photo, went to put onto ebay and opened picture using windows picture and fax viewer. not happy with photo,switched off, removed camera from cradle (link to pc) and tried to take another photo, but when i switched the camera on i had an error message stating 'focus error' and when i tried to switch it off the zoom lens remained extended and will not go back into tne camera. I have read the manual and tried removing and replacing the battery, but this


For your information the computer has nothing to do with the focus error!!!!the error appears as a message due to either of these reasons.\015\012\015\012you have dropped down the cam.remember even a small drop may ca ... Fuji FinePix F410 Digital Camera

Camera worked great since Dec. 2005. When camera was brought back from the beach, since then photos are not in focus. Looking through the viewfinder is not in focus either. I loaned it to my granddaughter. Was assured camera did not get wet. Have blown compressed air in all crevices on the outside to remove possible sand. Camera had stopped with zoom lens out, not retracted. I replaced battery pack. Everything else seems fine with the new battery pack, but the focus.


Hello\012\012There are following possible factors:\012\012\012\012Dust in the lens\012Moisture in the lens\012calibration of lensCheck these by yourself or by qua ... Canon PowerShot SD550 / IXUS 750 Digital Camera

I was taking photos when suddenly my Canon PowerShot SD 1300 IS IXUS 105 read "Lens error. Will shut down automatically. Restart camera." Then the screen went blank. The lens will not retract. I cannot do anything other than turn the camera back on and get the same message. I've never had this problem before.


There is something wrong with your lens barrel. It can be anything from some sand/dirt that got inside in which you try using some canned air to blow out the particles while continually turning it on and off. Usually what it is from is the camera bei ... Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS IXUS 105 Digital Camera

How do i fix the system error (focus) message on my lumix zs1. the lens wont retract when shut off, either. can't focus nor take photos, and the camera displays a message to turn it off and then back on again


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digi ... Panasonic DMC-ZS1 Digital Camera

Lens conversion I often use a telephoto lens or another type of lens such as a panoramic. I cannot get my camera to switch back to normal lens usage. I do have the Conversion Lens: OFF in the menu option. In the screen though my camera still shows W========T there is no other. Any suggestions? Usaually there is a line between the W and the T to show zoom conversion. I cannot get that back.


Check the smart zoom precision zoom setting ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H2 Digital Camera

Canon Sx120 IS camera will not zoom closeup from a tripod at 19" set at macro!!! Instructions say the camera cannot focus in the range of the yellow bar, well how do you get away from the yellow bar? Which will also result in removal of the macro setting! Any zooming to get closeup blurs out of focus no matter what I do and that's when still within the optical zoom range. Taking pics of coins and need to zoom in and get really close, as advertised. Tripod is set at shortest distance, 19


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Wont Focus I dropped the camera from my tall dresser about 5 feet and now it wont focus. It makes a clicking noise when I try to zoom in. Also when I zoom in it gets dark around the coners of the screen. Can we fix this or do we need to take it in and get it repaired.


If its making a noise when you try to zoom in and out I would suspect physical damage. The more you mess with it the greater the chances of damaging it beyond economic repair. I would take it to the local authorized canon repair shop. ... Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera

I have a Panasonic Lumix DMC LZ5. As soon as I take a picture the camera shuts off. I can turn it off and turn it back on again, but I cannot get the camera to stay on once I've taken a photo. Battery charge is okay.


The cameras circuitry has a capacitor that has grown very weak making the camera to do this. The repairs to correct this would outweigh the cost of the purchase of a new camera ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ5 Digital Camera

Dropped our digital pentax camera. the zoom focus lens (x 2) are jammed sticking out of the camera. cannot get them to go back in.


Contact Pentax customer support in the first intance.http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&ct=res&cd=3&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pentax.com%2F&ei=-0GUSKn_J4yE0QSZ9MXCCg&usg=AFQjCNEruMwpjHsbn-CBQGFm69EcvhTWQg&sig2=3TEZOXnRxQfIC9nl8 ... Digital Cameras

I HAVE A NIKON SB-800 FLASH UNIT AND I WAS TAKING PHOTOS OF RACECARS AND SOMEONE ELSE THERE HAD FLASH UNITS SET UP ON BOTH SIDES OF THE RACE TRACK WITH REMOTES, AND NOW MY FLASH WONT LIGHT UP AND THE SCREEN READS MRPT A RPT AND UNDER THAT IS BRPT CRPT AND OVER TO THE RIGHT SIDE IT READS CH4 STBY 80 AND BELOW IS F11 XM ZOOM 14MM WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO CANCEL THIS SETTING AND GET BACK TO MY REGULAR SETTING AND HAVE


Hey ljthomp6_30,\015\012 I would just reset the flash back to the manufacturers default setting, which is done by pressing the mode button and the on/off button simultaneously for about 2 seconds. Keep in mind this wi ... Digital Cameras

Minolta maxxum 400si ,i cannot get the camera to click pics.w/ manual focus w/telephoto zoom lens .i tried to change to manual mode.ithink it is .m is showing on screen.as i look thru eyepiece 125 shows on left. it states in manule it should be 250 what do i do to make this work properly ,and take pics.


Hi,Please elaborate your problem providing us with more details of the problemThanks for using FixYa. ... Digital Cameras

I have a samsung S730 and when I try to take a photo the red eye symbol on the back just flashes and it not take a photo it just jams and you have to take the batteries out to get the lens back in. Can someone help. Thanks


Hi,Reset your camera. Can you get to your camera's menu when it's connected to your computer? If so, take the memory card out. Then go to menu and reset your camera. If that doesn't work, see if this resets your camera: turn i ... Samsung Digimax S730 Digital Camera

My lens is foggy and my battery will not stay charged. after swimming in a fresh water lake i got out and my camera would not work. the photos that i would take were just white blurs. then my battery was blinking and would not charge. that was about a week ago and now the battery will charge but it wont stay charged approx. 1 day without using the camera. and i can view the photos fine that i took previous to the problem but now all the photos that i take are slightly blurry and have a big


Did you go too deep with the camera? You can try burying it in a bowl of dry rice for a week...that may absorb any moisture still left inside. ... Olympus Stylus 790SW Digital Camera

LENS ERROR my Nixon camera was working fine one moment, I was taking pictures and then after I turned it off, I went to turn it back on and it starting zooming and making the urghtt noice as it focused in and out. it does that several times and then the lens error notice shows up on the screen. then i press power and it turns off, but when i turn it back on, the same thing happpens. In the LCD display at the back the image we try to take looks like a pic in a TV with bad signal, I tried to clean


This seems to be a problem with switch and the sensor inside the camera, Some time it works on magicaly like nothing has happend, After having this problem I have to on & off the lens for 3 or 4 times and clean the lens and 3 small holes in the f ... Nikon COOLPIX S200 Digital Camera

First of all, I cannot get the camera to turn on using power button only play. (it worked two times so I could take 5 pictures, now it wont work) Secondly, the 5 pictures I did take cannot be deleted using the delete button! Pleeease help. I purchased the camera in the U.S and Im already back home and wont be returning!@


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When i turn my camera on, it seems fine, all buttons functional. When i take a photo, it flashes, but no photo will pop up in my screen. Instead the screen stays black, and then the battery starts to get really warm. then i cant turn it on or off, the only way to get the batter to stop heating up, is to take it out of the camera. i can put the battery back in, turn it on again, but it will say no pictures had been taken, and the problem continues every time i try and use it. There is no history


FREE INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR CAMERA FIRST \012\012The Stylus Tough-3000 can be submerged up to 10 feet underwater and incorporates four preset underwater scene modes as well as the ability to capture HD movies underwater. It can also w ... Olympus TOUGH3000 Digital Camera

Camera starts fine but lens retracts as if telephoto button is hit. It will not zoom or do anything including take a photo. When switched to photo preview will show last photo taken but I cannot zoom in on it or view any other photos. will not snap any photos


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-LX3 Digital Camera
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