Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A640 Digital Camera ?

Lens won't come out or it comes part way out and goes right back.

\015 I can look at images but I can't take pictures. As far as I know the camera has not been dropped.I would like to get it fixed, but will buy a new camera if it costs very much.\015

Answers :

Lens errors 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 preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended ...
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\015\012Here are some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for less than 50% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try.
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Lens won't come out or it comes part way out and goes right back.


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When I turn my Olympus Fe-20 camera on, the lens comes only part of the way out, goes back in again and then does this about one or two more times before it beeps and then turns back off. What could be causing this and how can I fix it?


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My camera my camra was working good lastnight and now im trying to use it and its now wanting to work.the lens will not come out when i turn it on.it goes right to entering favorites.and wont let me do nothing.ive already changed the batteries 3 times.can u please let me know what i can do.i do not have my reciect to take it back.


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I am able to transfer images to my computer, but when I try to turn the M893 camera on when it's not connected to my laptop, the screen comes on for a second or two, lens comes out, green light is on and then blinks and turns red and blinks and then lens goes back in and camera turns off. I've tried removing the battery, wiping it off, putting it back in, camera also wont charge. It's never gotten wet or been exposed to extreme heat


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The lens won't come all the way out- it makes clicking noises like it wants to and kind of bounces it but doesn't come out the rest of the way. If I push the zoom button over and gently twist, it will come out all the way. Once I turn the camera off and back on it gets stuck again. (I don't know for sure the model #- I don't have it with me right now but I got it about 3 years ago.)


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Zoom my camera isnt an olympus FE - 230 digital camera, its a kodak M836, i can look at my pictures okay, but i cant take any, as when i turn it on to take a picture the lens goes out, and then back it and it switches off. it is nothing to do with the battery as i have charged it several times. - my dad thinks that it goes back in because there is some sand inside (as we recently went on a beach holiday) and that the sand is stopping the zoom from coming out all the way, so it goes back in, alth


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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


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I dropped my camera while the lens was open and it didnt seem to have broken. When I turned it off and on again the lens went in fine but wouldnt come back out. Its jammed inside the camera! Sometimes it comes out partly but never all the way.


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When i turn on my camera it turns right back off. the lens will come out as if it is about to take a pic but then it goes right back in. whats the prob?? it stayed on for about 10mins a while ago but it is messing up again. plz help


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My kodak m763 quit working and i was wondering if i took it apart if i could fix it ...it may have gotten too damp in the rain, but the next day it turned on fine for viewing, then the lens would not extend out all the way out or go back in and it would turn itself off. We tried to help the lens come out, but wouldn't work and then tried to help it go back in and now its stuck and won't even try. Can i take it apart (with the right tools)...already tried everything and know i need a torx tool. d


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My camera turns on and shuts off right away, the lens comes outand the screen does it's opening casio thing and the green light is flashing then all of a sudden the screen goes black and the lens goes back in, i fully charged the battery and still get the same thing happening!


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When i turn on my camera it turns right back off. The lens will come out as if it is about to take a pic but then it goes right back in. I cleaned the original battery and connections, still didn't work. I got a new battery and it is still doing the same thing, from the 1st time I put the new battery in.


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THE LENS COMES OUT BUT GOES RIGHT BACK IN AND


I had the same problem. All I did was hold the lens out when it tun so that when it shuts off, the lens is still out. Then I moved it around a bit. Something was stuck in the lens and when I moved the lens around, it came out. So now it functions nor ... Kodak EASYSHARE M1063 Digital Camera

Lens Stuck My Lens is stuck on my Coolpix S200 and I'm getting the Lens Error message. I tried to push it back in like I read on here and it went partly in and now its completely jammed. I've only had my camera for about 4 months. Please help!! I'm hoping to fix it myself. i dropped my camera and now the lens wont come out. Everytime i turn on the camera it tells me to turn it off then on again. I've done it multiple times and it doesnt work. I tryed to push the lens in and out but it doesnt ma


YOU CANNOT REPAIR THIS SOPHISTICATED CAMERA YOURSELF!!\015\012I guess pushing the lens inside may have made the problem worse.\015\012I follow a rule- if you drop an electronic equipment and a problem occurs- it usually takes a profession ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S700 Digital Camera

My casio EX-S880 had that common lens error where it comes out and goes right back in - I purchased a replacement lens on eBay and it worked (came out and camera powered on like normal... only there is no picture. The LCD works (ie menu and settings) but you cannot see any picture through the lens. I have gotten my second replacement lens (thinking the replacement was no good) and it is still doing the same thing.


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Lens error When camera is turned on the lens will come out and then right away goes back in-an error message says lens error restart camera


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Lens Error! The lens protector wont close all the way. And when I turn it on, it comes out but closes back immediately and says lens error.


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Lens Error turn on the camera the lens comes out & then goes right back in saying lens error


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My camera wont take new pictures but i can see the old pictures that i already took. every time i turm the camera on to take new pictures the lens comes out then goes back in and the screen goes blank.


... Digital Cameras

I turn my camera on and without coming out all the way the lens goes back in. Then "lens error" pops up on the screen.


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