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Lens stuck. Wont extent all the way out of yhe case.

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Got dropped? ..basically this camera is dust now.... to fix barrel you can attempt to wedge pry or reshape ...but if dropped and tweaked lens barrel it is worth less than cost of repair...
if it is power issue only...try to reset ..go to cameras website to see if a resettign process is listed ..new firmware etc.. and hope that does it for you
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Lens stuck. Wont extent all the way out of yhe case.

Got dropped? ..basically this camera is dust now.... to fix barrel you can attempt to wedge pry or reshape ...but if dropped and tweaked lens barrel it is worth less than cost of repair...if it is power issue only...try to reset ..go ... Digital Cameras

I didn't drop my camera or anything and when I went to take it out of the case one day and turned it on, the lens wouldn't come out & it says Lens Error. Is it completely broken or is there a way 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 ... Nikon Coolpix S4000 Digital Camera

A640 Lock-up Hi, The camera was working fine up until today when I took it out of the case, it was stuck, locked-up somehow. I haden't used it in a couple of days (had never had a problem with it before), and now, the only sign of life when pressing the ON/OFF button is the small green light underneeth turns on but nothing else powers up or happens. The only way to get the green light off again is to take the batteries out. Also, the lens is stuck open, and the zoom partially out. What should I

Take out the OTHER battery, the one that maintains the date / time and then the camera can 'reboot' cleanly when you put some fresh batteries in it. ... Canon PowerShot A640 Digital Camera

I have a Canon Powershot S3 IS and I was looking at picture I had taken and the lens was retracted.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

Olympus FE-210 lens is stuck & gear studders 1/2 way out & stops.

Http://olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_servicerepair.asp\015\012\015\012Olympus will charge a flat rate repair fee for this produ ... Olympus FE-210 Digital Camera

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.

HelloThank you for using FIXYA!!!This\012 is a suggestion. If you do not feel comfortable trying it, you will ne ... Nikon Coolpix S3000 Digital Camera

Tokina AT-X PRO 28-80mm 1:2.8 lens has recently developed a problem when mounted on my Nikon D200. The images are way too dark and my only way to obtain usable images is to bracket heavily. This lens has worked flawlessly on film Nikons and, until recently, worked flawlessly on the D200. I am now also having AF problems with the lens. When I attach any of my Nikon brand lenses - no problems. Can you help? I really love this lens.

I have this lens also but with a canon mount and loved it to death when i had film. I started to use it on the digital and like your experience it worked well for a while then started to produce faulty registered photos.. too dark and some too light. ... Digital Cameras

On my Fuji s2000hd I have a zoom error, the screen is black and I can't take pictures. The lens will not zoom out. I believe that my husband put the lens cap back on before the lens had gone all the way in when he turned it off but I am not positive that is the problem. The lens seem centered and there doesn't appear to be anything blocking it from coming out. Is there a way to fix this?

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 p ... Fuji FinePix S2000hd Digital Camera

Lens error The camera is functioning okay in all ways,(viewing photos, and all menus) except that when I want to take a picture, the lens won't open and the LCD reads LENS ERROR, and automatically shuts off. The camera wasn't dropped or abused in any way. One night it worked the next morning it didn't.

Does it stay when you turn it off and back on again?\015\012\015\012These cameras have a function that shuts the camera down when there's a mechanical obstruction to the lens extension, It shuts it down to prevent more serious damage to the mechanism ... Casio Exilim EX-Z4U Digital Camera

I have a canon power shot A530. I dropped it on the floor with the lens open.....now the lens is half way out and it wont go out all the way or close all the way. when i turn on the power it comes on then cuts off with out displaying a picture in the veiwer on the back of the camera. I am sure i need to send it in for repair, if not tell me how to fix it, if not tell me where i can take to repair it


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

When you press the power on button the camera lens starts to move out stops goes in then out again stops the screen does not illuminate at all.IF you then press the power button the lens tries to retract slightly but then stops and again nothing else happens. battery is fully charged. if you press the replay button screen and camera behaves as normal and you can view the pictures taken lens usually retracts all the way to its docked position again if it was nearly all the way out.

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A drink was spilled on my camera and now when I turn it on it takes a while for the lens to open all the way. Sometimes I have to force it open. It still will take pictures but if I try to zoom in too much it will freak out and say lens error. Also when i turn it off the lens covers are stuck and will not close. is ther a safe way to clean it?

Try using an electronics cleaner on the camera to dissolve and wash away any of the spilled drink. CLICK HERE for link for cleaners. Hopefully this will he ... Kodak EasyShare M853 Digital Camera

Lens Problem I have a C-8080 and I like it but I'm not sure if it is working 100%. The lens barrel is sloppy from side to side and clunks slightly when moving it quickly. It has been that way since it was new. It has some issues with auto focus as well. It has a hard time focusing on clouds and soft objects at infinity. I called Olympus when I bought the camera and mentioned the sloppy lens barrel and they told me that that is the way there made. It is slow to focus when going from close objects

The lens play is normal. The focus is not the fastest, which is a shame because the camera powers up instantly! There are techniques to minimize the focus lag if you choose to keep the camera (e.g. hyperfocal; pre-focus w/manual focus lock). Its a gr ... Olympus Camedia C-8080 Wide Zoom 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

Shutter issue When I turn the cam on the lens comes out, but the shutter over the lens only opens part way. When I turn the can off, the lens retracts and the shutter opens all the way and stays open instead of closing as it should. Not sure how it happened.

I experienced the same problem and took the camera in for repair - I was told the problem was with the motor on the zoom drive which had to be replaced. The shutter cover has worked fine ever since. Repair cost was about $150 ... Pentax Optio 50 Digital Camera

Vibrating lens I wasn't able to turn off my Olympus bridge cam after detaching it from the computer. I immediately inserted it in a fitted case, thus forcing the cam with lens zoomed in to fit in to that case. The lens now is vibrating and just won't stop. What should I do?

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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?

Hello Mar LizThis is a fairly common error with most digital camera's .This either means that something is jamming the lens , or that the\015\012lens sensor is faulty. Given that the lens is stuck halfway , we can rule out a sensor proble ... Digital Cameras

Olympus fe-47. When you pushed the on button. The lens suppose to come out all the way and the screen fully come on. The lens came out half way and the screen does't fully on but it says olympus on the sceen.

Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camer ... Olympus Digital Cameras

Accidentally I dropped my Sony DSC S500 camera. Now the shutter is jammed. When i switch on, the lens ejects out and stops half way. While switching off, the lens doesn't come back to normal position, instead it stops in half way ejected position. From the LED display i could see a blurred image. I am able to see all the photos that i have taken so far, but am not able to take any new photos.

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.Use\012\012\012\01 ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S50 Digital Camera

I cannot turn on my Nikon coolpix s210 on all the way. It will turn on 1/4 of the way but the lens seems to be stuck then just shut down, then telling me that there is a lens error.

Try jiggling the lens. Use compressed air to blow out any grit around the lens barrel. If that doesn't do it, you'll need to get the camera serviced. ... Nikon Digital Cameras

Camera powers up and the lens extends half way. Cannot focus since lens is only half way. Then after a couple of seconds the camera beeps three times and shuts down.

\015\012Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\015\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital cam ... Samsung S860 Digital Camera

Lens The lens won't close it stays open and when turned off doesnt go in all the way only part way and the zoom switch sticks when zooming

If ur very sure that the battery is fully charged... first we would advice you to change the batteries and see ...... if that doesnt work... the battery contacts may be corroded or bent and hence not making correct ... Casio Exilim EX-S880 Digital Camera

Camera jam Ricoh Caplio R5 - tried to switch it on to take a picture, and lens came out part way but the camera then switched off. Flat battery perhaps, so charged battery overnight and tried again with similar results. Lens still part way out, maybe some whirring noises, screen flashes but then camera switches off. Any ideas? Dead battery / broken charger? - or problem with camera? And how to check (I only have the one battery)

All the R series Ricohs have a pretty complicated lens system employing 2 swing-out lenses which can get stuck pretty easily, or worse, broken. If you are very good at taking things to bits you might have a go at fixing it (I've done several that wer ... Ricoh Caplio R5 Digital Camera

Brought my cyber-shot to the beach and had it in a camera case. When I got home it was a little bit moist on the inside of the case, and the lens would not open at all. On the screen it said to power the camera on and off again. There were a few grains of sand around the lens so I gently tapped in and it opened. Now, although it is opening I still cant take pictures. It is still giving me the same message to power it off and back on. Is this fixable?

How long since this happened? Has the camera had time to fully dry out?\015\012Open all orifices, and let it sit on a dry paper towel, or cotton towel somewhere safe until it is fully dried out. Remove the batteries from all locations before y ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-N2 Digital Camera
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