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Lens problems can be caused by a number of happenings. If the camera has been dropped, or some kind of impact such as when in a purse or pocket, then being hit which may not seem much at the moment, but can cause problems.
Lens problems can also be the result of something such as water damage to the camera. If any moisture has been introduced into the internal parts of the camera, damage can result, some of which can cause problems to the lens controls or circuits. Any debris such as sand, dirt or dust can cause damage to the internal workings of the lens.
If nothing works, the camera is only good for parts or repair and can be sold for such on sites such as Ebay.
Always use a padded camera bag such as a zipped type. Also it should always be a common practice to use extra care in the use of such electronic and mechanical devices.
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... Digital Cameras

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Update the firmware of the camera to the latest update using the software that came with the camera ... Olympus EVOLT E-300 Digital Camera

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

The battery is fully charged, when I turn the camera on the lense will come out lights on the camera come on for a second then everything goes off,lense goes back in.If I take the battery out for a minute then put it back in it lets me set the date then shuts off.


Your problem may be due to weak/worn out batteries or corrosion on the battery contacts inside the camera\015\012which can prevent the full power of the batteries from flowing into the\015\012camera. Try this free fix before you do anything else: r ... Digital Cameras

My batteries died in my pink i733 and when it shut down the "zoom lense" did not recede. i put fresh batteries in it but all that happens is that the green light flashes. it wont come on or turn off. the lense will not recede and none of the buttons work. the screen doesnt come on or anything. HELP!!!!! My i733 has the same problem,It died on me while I was taking pictures and now the lens is out the green light flashes and it wont turn on, new aa in it aren't helpin I get a very quick blee


This can sometimes be fixed if you remove the batteries over night and allow the camera to sit and discharge it should correct this problem. hope this helps. ... Polaroid i733LP Digital Camera

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The dead batteries affected on the camera ... Digital Cameras

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Try these procedures. ... Canon PowerShot A480 Digital Camera

Dropped thesony cyber-shot. With lense open. I just want the latest pictures off the camera. I ordered a new one. The lense stays protruded. I've gone through steps to straighten the lense, but when I power on, it comes on and goes right back off.


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My camm! I have an olympus digital camera fe-170. when i turn on my camera, the lense come out and the LCD screen is black, when i try to turn it off, it doesnt turn off, but after like 10 seconds it turns off by itself. but when it turns off the lense dont go back in?! then when i try to turn it on, its the same thing. when i plug it into the computer, the lense go back in, but when i unplug it from the computer and try to turn it back on again...SAME PROBLEM. i did drop it before, but can i do


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I have my camera and its the Polaroid t737. I droped it and since then it hasnt been turning on. The green light comes on and the polaroid picture comes on the screen, then it'll just go blank. Nothing comes on. Can i fix it? I know it has something to do with the lense.


... Polaroid T737 Digital Camera

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The lens is bad, needs to be replaced. Maybe purchase camera on ebay with broken LCD but good lens. Replacement can be time extensive. Will need #00 or #000 phillips screwdriver and solder iron. Remove 6 exterior screws+2 inside battery door. Take of ... Olympus FE-170 Digital Camera

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Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\015\012\015\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digit ... Panasonic DMC-TZ4 Digital Camera

My Sony Cyber Shot felled and now my lense wont come out


Lol that ame thing happened to me but...sorry u by yourself cant fix it check it it has a warranty and sent it to the sony companyor were u bought it \\on the box it has the #and all u do is sent ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S700 Digital Camera

My lense got smash on the floor and now it wont come out


The following blog outlines some repair options for a lens error:\015\012\015\012http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/ ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P72 Digital Camera
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