Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD880 IS / Digital IXUS 870 IS Digital Camera ?

Lens covers jammed closed

\015 2 sliding lens covers will not open - when manually opened they just spring closed\015

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I was running down a muddy hill and slipped after i got changed out of the muddy clothes i went to clean my kodak easyshare M753 and the len cover wont close and when i went to turn it onn the lens got jammed. What should i do?


Thats the same problem i have.......when i turn the camers off the lens opens, but when i turn it on the lens closes to where there is only i lil' **** IT IS SO FRUSTRATING!!!!!! can anyone help us?? ... Kodak Easyshare M753 Digital Camera

When you press the power button the lens open out but the lens cover stays closed, and when you power down the lens goes back in but the lens cover stays open but you can gently push the lens in the last 1/16" and the lens cover will close.


Hi,\015\012\015\012Unfortunately this model is a camera that suffers seriously with both power issues and lens problems. It's a well known issue with this camera and it suffers notoriously from a slow and unadjustable shutter even when it ... Pentax Optio E10 Digital Camera

When I turn the camera on, the lens cover opens and then closes. When I turn the camera off, the lens cover closes and then opens. So, how can I get the timing of the lens cover correct? Or can you tell me how I can keep the lens cover open all the time? (not the best solution but now I can't take a photo at all!)


Good\012 day,This is a common problem and sometimes can be fixed.Please\012 see details on my tip on how to fix this error here: ... Pentax Optio E10 Digital Camera

My camera turns on by itself even with the slide in front in the closed position. The screen then shows the warning that the lens cover is closed. When I open and reclose the lens cover in 10 or so seconds the camera turns itself back on and repeats with the lens cover closed warning. The only way for me to turn the camera off at this point is to remove the battery. Help!


Most likely some dirt, dust, or other particle is jamming the lens opening gears. You can try to spray some compressed air into the lens assembly, hopefully dislodging whatever is obstructing the lens cover. If this doesn't work, the camera wil ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77 Digital Camera

Nikon COOLPIX S6000 Digital Camera lens cover won't close. Camera works great but lens cover won't close-at first it would close halfway, but now nothing. Warranty has expired. Help!


... Nikon COOLPIX S6000 Digital Camera

Hubby put our daughter's Nikon Cool Pix in his pocket, bent over and now the lens cover is stuck partly open, and won't close all the way. The camera says "lens error". I have tried to close and open the cover, it just springs back to the partly opened position. I haven't seen this particular problem covered yet. What now?


This is such a common fault that I hope you don't mind me pasting my stock generic answer below. No point in reinventing the wheel!Stuck lenses are probably the most common \015\012reason that compact digital ... Nikon COOLPIX L3 Digital Camera

THE LENS COVER CAME LOOSE WHEN I OPENED IT UP THE HOLE AT THE TOP OF THE LENS COVER SEEMS TO BE MISSING A GASGET THAT HOLDS IT IN PLACE WHILE THE BOTTOM HOLE ON THE LENS SLIDES IT OPEN AND CLOSED. IT JUST WILL NOT STAY IN PLACE WITH NOTHING TO HOLD THE TOP HOLE IN PLACE. CAN THIS PART BE REPLACED. OR IS THERE SOMEWHERE I CAN SEE A PICTURE OF WHAT THIS LOOKS LIKE WHEN THE COVER OF THE CAMERA IS REMOVED AND THE LENS IS WORKING PROPERLY.


Hello. Your issue is not a common one. Call Kodak directly \015\012\015\012During our normal business hours (Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST),call us at 1-800-431-7278 ... Kodak EasyShare V610 Digital Camera

Lens cover Even when I slide the lens cover open as far as it will go, the camera lens does not extend and the camera still says "lens cover" closed.


Well, I just looked at one, it is not easy to get to the front cover. Everything is removed from the back of the camera. The display, both circuit boards and the battery compartment have to be removed first. You may do better locating another cam ... Fuji FinePix 2650 Digital Camera

Sony camcorder HDR SR11 auto lens cover will not close I keep getting message (Lens cover open please power down). I can hear the motor trying to close. Thanks


... Sony Digital Cameras

Hi.. i m using olympus stylus 840 digital camera for past 1 year. now i m facing a problem. the camera lens cover is not closing. it always in open mode. while trying to close the lens cover some sound is coming.


Maybe a gear tooth broken in reduction mechanism. ... Olympus Stylus 840 Digital Camera

Lens cover My lens cover will not close. I have put in new batteries. the camera will turn on and off with no problem but the lens cover stays open.


I know this is an old post, but for those who want to fix it themselves: try blowing lots of compressed air around the open lens shutter to clean the mechanism. Or use a hair dryer for a few seconds (don't want to heat up the camera). Also with the l ... Casio Exilim EX-Z120 Digital Camera

When I turn it on, there is clicking and then a lens error. The lens cover stays open. I removed the battery and put it back in, and I still get the lens error, bu the cover closes when it shuts off. When I turn back on, clicking and lens stays open as before.


HelloThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \015\012probability is t ... Nikon Coolpix S210 Digital Camera

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Buy the next camera- at 3 years old no economic repair will be feasible- but you could play with it some I guess ... Casio Exilim EX-Z55 Digital Camera

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Lens doesn't retract when cover hits it. Only way to get lens to retract is to take out battery, put it back in, and then the lens slooooowly retracts, but will bounce back out if cover is closed quickly...Going to Europe in 2 days..should I buy a new camera???


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Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 Lens cover open and closes


... Olympus Stylus Stylus Tough 8010 / mju Tough- 8010 Digital Camera

The cover over the lens is two pieces. The top one open and closes properly but the bottom one is stuck in the open position leaving the lens unprotected when the camera is off.


Following are the instructions to send your camera to Olympus for service.\015\012\015\012http://olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_serv ... Olympus Stylus 740 Digital Camera

I dropped my Powershot SD 500 and now the lens cover does not cover the lens. It leaves a gap when closed and does not retract all the way when open. It seems that the resolution on some of my photos is not as good as it was pre-drop. Any suggestions to fix?


A bit of gentile persuasion may be necessary.Have you tried to push the lens into the camera body?I believe that the camera has lost track of where the lens is in it's range of travel.use your finger and see if a small amount ... Canon PowerShot SD550 / IXUS 750 Digital Camera

Camera was dropped in use and the lens has half closed and jammed! The camera will not turn on even to view the pictures on the memory card. Is there a way to reset or manually close the lens? Also do you need special tools to disassemble? as I cant see how it comes apart.


Hi try to reset ur camera...To do such reset, turn on the camera and hold the menu button down for longer than 5 seconds. A message should hopefully come up on your LCD asking if you want to reset the camera. Select Yes...thank u!!!rate m ... Casio EX-Z1050 Digital Camera

WHEN I TURN ON MY COOL PIX S51 A LENS ERROR MESSAGE COMES ON THE SCREEN AND DOESNT ALLOW AN OTHER FUNCTION WITH THE CAMERA. THE LENS COVER IS STUCK OPEN WHEN THE MASSAGE IS DISPLAYED. IF I TURN THE CAMERA ON AND OFF A FEW TIMES THE COVER WILL CLOSE BUT THE ERROR MASSAGE REMAINS. IM NOT SURE WHY THIS HAPPENS AND IVE NEVER DROPPED MY CAMERA AND ITS ALWAYS STORED IN A FOAM CASE. I CANT AFFORD ANOTHER CAMERA RIGHT NOW, IS THERE ANY SOLUTION TO MY PROBLEM?


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 ... Nikon COOLPIX S51 Digital Camera

I own a canon g9. I recienly closed the camera case whilst the lens was extended. The lens is now strained and wouldn't close. I bought it in November in the US and have lost the receipt. I'm told Canon wouldn't cover it under guarantee. Any help would be really welcomed.


THE CAMERA LENS WAS FORCED RETRACT, THIS MAY CAUSE A MECHANICAL FAILURE ON THE CAMERA LENS..IT IS BETTER TO BRING IT INTO A CANON SERVICE CENTER. ... Digital Cameras

I have a dscw180 and we took it to the beach. I think there is a little sand in the lens cover and the cover will not close. The lens extends and retracts but has no protection when retracted. Any ideas?


Try blowing the sand off with a can of compressed air. ... Sony Digital Cameras

Canon Powershot SD1200 IS - The lens cover has a hard time opening and closing - it's as if there is something sticky on the lens and even though I have cleaned it, it still has trouble opening and closing


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