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Camera problem What do you recommend I do, I was turning my camera on and the lense would close by itself and the power would shut off by itself. But now the lense stayed open and the camera still shuts off by itself.


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Canon Powershot SD450 E18 problem: The camera lense would not open and reported error code E18 on power-up and then would shut down. I followed a procedure on the web for this issue and got the camera lens to open and it was working (able to take pictures for about a minute). When I powered down, the lense did not completely retract. I tried re-powering on but nothing happened. The camera is not getting any power. I figured the battery died so I re-charged it. I put the fully charged batt


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I own a canon powershot S3 is and I am getting this strange E24 error where in the camera lense would comes out and just goes in . Another interesting thing I observed is when the LCD is on and I am in the image display mode (That is browsing the existing images) then there is no problem if the LCD panel is open or closed the camera just seem to respond normally, only when I change to the shooting mode the camera lense would come out and go in with the camera shutting down. what is problem with


It sounds like it needs to be serviced. If you're out of warranty, then go to this site: www.camerasandparts.com They just service the Canon Powershots exclusively and they ... Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera

Lense error I get a lense error message. My lense is shut open on my Olympus 730 and the camera keeps shutting off


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Yes in my new sx30 IS I opened it new put the battery in it and a chip, and turned it on, powered up ok, then the lense Loudly shakes and after a few seconds the LED readout says lense error, camera will shut down which it does. I restart it again and the same thing happens. Can you help or did I just get a defective camera?


More than likely it sounds like you have a defective camera. ... Canon PowerShot SX30 IS Digital Camera

When i power on the Camera F72 EXR it comes up with an Error message that says turn camera off and then turn back on, i do that an the same error keeps popping up, also when camera shuts off the lense fails to collaps and stays open in the off position


Whenever I've seen that before it's caused by the camera being dropped on its lens while the lens was out. It can be repaired though it's fairly expensive too, in my honest opinion you'd be better off getting a new camera. ... Digital Cameras

Camera lense opens when camera off shuts when camera on


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Lense Issue When I turn on the camera the lense started to move out and then got stuck. How when you turn it on it just trys to adjust the lense but again it is stuck. I am required to remove the batteries to get it to shut off. I was going ot open the case but three of the screws requires a nice special allen wrench, but guess what, they did not provide it. Any ideas where I can score one?


Does the screw you need to remove look like a triangle with 3 points? if it does i had the same problem! went to all kinds of repair stores looking for one, turns out that is a manufacturer only tool so that we cant repair them and we have to have th ... Fuji FinePix S3000 Digital Camera

Camera switches itself off unless the viewing screen is closed.the camera will still take shots using the viewing lense but will shut off immediately if the screen is opened.


This behavior comes when the camera is confused about whether the flip-screen is snapped into the camera screen out or screen in (for protection). The screen is supposed to turn off automatically when you snap it into the camera-back screen down. B ... Canon PowerShot A610 Digital Camera

How do I format a new SD card? I push Set and then OK/Menu key, it says please wait and then card error! comes up on the screen. If I push cancel first then the camera shuts off. Also the lense cover does not open when I first turn the camera on. The card is a SanDisk SDHC card 8GB


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I PoweShot SD1300 Is that is less than a year old. The lense is stuck open and I get an error message saying Lens Error Will Shut Down Automatically - Restart Camera. I've tried to restart and even removed the battery but the lense remains stuck. Please advise. Thank you - Paul Murakami


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Question Yes the shutter does open, but the lense physically doesn't come out although I hear that it tries. When I turn off the camera the shutter doesn't always shut... How to I re-initiate the camera?? Thank you


First, i suggest you try this. Remove batteries then press and hold power button for 15 seconds. Wait a further 1 minute then reinsert batteries and try again.\015\012If no good, try this. If you can get to the MENU mode (in stored pics), scrol ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S600 Digital Camera

My camera's lense wont open. Battery is fully charge. It turns on, but lense does not extent out, then it shuts down. Thanks GC


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Stuck lense it tried to open but return and say lense error and shut off the camera.


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Camera will not take pics, it only let's me look at them. The lense stays open, it will not go back in, when I turn the camera on to take a pic, it shuts off.


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Lense will not open stays shut when turning on camera


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Zoom Error Can you please help... For some reason my zoom is not working when I close the camera the lense (zoom) stays open and does not shut... It does not allow me to take pictures because it is in Zoom Error... Please help.


Hi thanks for using fixya!\015\012\015\012On this kind of error, I suggest that you bring your camera to a service center or to your retailer to further check the hardware problem of your camera.\015\012\015\012Regards! ... Fuji FinePix A500 Digital Camera

Camera S-860 Samsung- Powers Up,Lense opens & green light comes on- then shuts off & blank. Completely Dead. New Rechargable Batteries installed. Please Help!


I had this problem, and i read the thingy about the batteries and it didnt work but than i tried out of my own desperation. turning the camera on and as the lens pops slightly out banging it from behind on to the table which kind of pushed the lens o ... Samsung S860 Digital Camera

I have a kodak v570. I powers up showing the easyshare logo and then shuts right back down as if the battery were dead. I have placed the camera in the charging cradle without the battery and it still does the same thing. The lense cover does not open.


Hi,Are you using powerfull batterys like lithium as any other battery will cause the problem your having.If\015\012the battery you are using is rechargable then the chances are this will\015\012need replacing as they tend to fail af ... Digital Cameras

Cannon powershot s2is camera, lense stuck open. I get beeps when I turn it on. Shows error code 18. Shuts off.


Lens errors (E18 errors on Canons) 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 preve ... Canon Digital Cameras

I have a Samsung TL220. I was taking pictures yesterday and all of a sudden the camera shut off but didn't retract the lense. I tried to turn it back on, and it would make a beep sound and then shut off again. I recharged the battery fully, then tried it again, the same thing happened. Is there a way to reset the camera, or to manually shut the lense? I need help please!!! 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 ... Samsung DualView TL220 Digital Camera

After taking some pictures I wanted to delete them. Instead of hitting the MENU button I hit the SET button and a red light came on and was flashing. I pushed on the OFF button to shut the camera off. It would not shut off.So to shut the camera off I opened the battery door and the camera shut off. I went to turn the camera on and will not come on. I changed batteries still will not turn on. WHAT DO I DO??...JERRY


Hello Jerry, First make 100% certain that the battery is charged, also that you dont have a bad connection.The S2 has a small cell battery for storing the date/time ect under the battery flap, try removing and re-inserting it, but ... Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

Lense error- can hear lense trying to open, but lense does not come out of the camera body. This is weird because the camera was not dropped/hit/damaged. I used the camera to take night images of a rising moon. It took pics fine, but about an hour later when I tried to turn the camera on to review the pics, I got the lense error as noted above. 4 days later, same problem. The manual doesn't have any troubleshooting for this problem. Any suggestions? Anyone.....? Thanks for your time!


Here is an excellent article that will give you five safe ways to help resolve the problem. I have heard the solution using canned air works well. That's solution #5 in this article.\015\012\015\012 ... Nikon COOLPIX P80 Digital Camera

The lense cover won't open when the camera is


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Camera shuts down when the flash is opened


I bought a S1 on ebay it came with the lithium pack and the watch battery, I put in 4 NmH batteries, and as soon as I tried to take a flash photo had the same problems. Just bought new batteries to replace the 3v lithiums in the camera. No more probl ... Fuji FinePix S1 Pro Digital Camera
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