Having problems with your Fuji FinePix S1000FD Digital Camera ?

I own a FujiFilm Finepix F100fd which has just failed to retract the lens. is this a common fauly and can it be repaired?

Answers :

Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera
\015\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camera. Some common error messages that might show up on the LCD's of cameras with this problem include “E18 lens error”, or “lens error, restart camera”. Some cameras might show nothing at all, but merely make a beeping noise as the lens goes out, then in, then the camera shuts off. Sometimes the lens won't even move.
\015\012The problem is actually quite common throughout all camera brands. 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. Believe it or not, one BIG contributor to lens errors is using a camera case. Sand, gunk, case fibers, etc... accumulate at the bottom of the case. These materials love to cling to the camera by electrostatic build-up from the camera rubbing against the side of the case (especially those cases with soft fibrous intreriors). Once these materials work their way into the lens mechanism, that's all she wrote. I have many Canon's, and NEVER use a case for this very reason.
\015\012A camera owner that suffers this problem may have no recourse for having the camera repaired. Many camera makers will not honor repairing this problem under warranty as they claim it is due to impact damage to the camera, or sand or debris getting into the lens gearing mechanism (neither of which is covered under warranty). The quoted repair cost is usually close to or more than what the camera is actually worth.
\015\012Fortunately, about half the cameras that suffer this failure can easily be fixed by one of the following methods. None of these methods involve opening the camera, although some have potential to cause other damage to the camera if excessively done. If the camera is still under warranty, before trying any of these, please please first contact your camera's maker to see if they'll cover the repair, or to determine how much they'll charge for the repair. Who knows, you might get lucky. But if they quote you a number that's higher than the value of your camera, you may want to consider the following methods.
\015\012The methods are listed in the order of risk of damaging your camera. Thus make sure you try them in the listed order. And remember, these fixes (especially #6 and 7) should only be considered for a camera that's out of warranty, who's cost of repair would be excessive, and would otherwise be considered for disposal if unrepaired:
\015\012Fix #1: Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh set of batteries back in (preferably rechargeable NiMH 2500mah or better) and turn the camera on. If that didn't work, try pressing and holding the Function or OK button while turning the camera on.
\015\012Fix #2: Remove the batteries, then remove the memory card. Then install new batteries, and turn on the camera. If you get an Error E30, it means you don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the memory card and turn it on one last time.
\015\012Fix #3: Insert the cameras Audio/Video (AV) cable, and turn the camera on. Inserting this cable ensures that the camera's LCD screen remains off during the start process. Thus extra battery power is available to the camera's lens motor during startup. This extra power can be useful in overcoming grit or sand particals that may be jamming the lens. If the AV cable doesn't fix the lens error by itself, consider keeping this cable installed while trying fixes 4, 5, and 7 as a means to provide extra help to these fixes. But note that I DON'T recommend keeping the cable installed during Fix 6 as you may damage the AV port while tapping the camera. Reinsert the cable only AFTER tapping the camera.
\015\012Fix #4: Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the ceiling. Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time press the power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to autofocus while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins in their slots.
\015\012Fix #5: Blow compressed air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations include blowing with a hair dryer in “no heat” setting, or sucking the gaps with a vacuum (careful with this one).
\015\012Now we're entering into the realm of potentially damaging your camera in conducting the fix. There is definitely some risk here, so take care when conducting the following two fixes.
\015\012Fix #6: Repeatedly tap the padded/rubber usb cover on a hard surface with the intent of dislodging any particles that may be jamming the lens. Other variations include hitting a side of the camera against the palm of your hand. A lot of people have reported success with this method. HOWEVER, there is also some potential for damaging or dislodging internal components with this method, such as unseating ribbon cables, or cracking LCD screens.
\015\012Fix #7: Try forcing the lens. More people have reported success with this method than with any of the other methods. HOWEVER, there's obviously some potential for damaging your camera by using this method. Variations include gently pulling, rotating, and/or twisting the lens barrel while hitting the power button. Attempt to gently straighten or align the barrel if it's crooked or twisted. Another variation includes looking for uneven gaps around the lens barrel, and then pushing on the side of the lens barrel that has the largest gap (note pushing the lens barrel all the way in is NOT recommended as it may become stuck there). While doing any of the above, listen for a click that indicates that the lens barrel guide pins may have reseated in their guide slots. If you hear this click, immediately stop and try the camera.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Fuji FinePix S1000FD Digital Camera

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

I own a FujiFilm Finepix F100fd which has just failed to retract the lens. is this a common fauly and can it be repaired?

Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\015\012\015\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digit ... Fuji FinePix S1000FD Digital Camera

Does fujifilm factory give you a new camera if it reads "lens control error" . also how much is a repair for a lens on a fujifilm finepix s1500?

... Casio Exilim EX-Z57 Digital Camera

Hello, I own a Fugi Finepix F100 camera. Last week my dog was pulling on his leash trying to get to a gaggle of ducks and caused me to drop my camera down into snow. I tried to dry it off and in doing so might have damaged the retractable lens cover. Now it is not reliable in opening all the way, I usually need to help slide it back so that the lens is fully exposed. I really don't want to have an expensive repair unless necessary...what do you advise? Thank you! Linda

If you can get a free estimate for repair (local camera shop), then determine if the expense of having it repaired is worth not having to help the lens cover retract ... Digital Cameras

Fujifilm finepix AX550 camera lens wont retract and camera keeps saying turn on and off again

... Fuji Digital Cameras

Fujifilm Finepix A500 - the lens is out and will not retract when camera is turned on or off

Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camer ... Fuji FinePix A500 Digital Camera

My FINEPIX s1000fd fujifilm camera displays zoom error! in red and won't take pictures please help. We put new batteries in and think I have all the settings right thanks ellen Focus Error and lens will not retract

Pls update firmware issue will be resolved most likely and pls rate me fixya for help\015\012http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital/download/s1000fd/fupd.html ... Fuji FinePix S1000FD Digital Camera

My FINEPIX s1000fd fujifilm camera says that it has a Focus Error and lens will not retract,i have tryed reseting it twice! please help meeeeee.

You will need to take this to a technician as this is very delicate. They have a tool that will fix this problem. I wouldn't recommend trying to fix this yourself because when you open the lens, it has many parts and springs. ... Fuji FinePix S1000FD Digital Camera

Camera - Fujifilm Finepix A500. The screen goes blank when taking a picture. It does not take the picture and although the screen goes blank and only comes on again when the power button is pushed the lens remains out. It does retract if switching the camera off. There are new batteries in the camera and a different set has also been tried.

What worked for me with the same problem is to reformat your internal memory and/or picture card. First, download all your pictures saved from your camera to your computer, since the reformat will wipe them off the camera memory. Next, follow the ins ... Fuji FinePix A500 Digital Camera

I have a Fujifilm Finepix F50SE camera that stopped working sometime ago. I charged it but it still would not work so I thought the battery might be bad and bought a new one. The camera worked for a very short while, then stopped. I bought another battery, but it would not work. I then thought the charger was bad, but it did charge for a good while. The camera's zoom is out and will not retract and the camera will not turn on. I don't have a camera repair shop anywhere near me, especially

I don't think that it is something wrong with it ..but just the charger unable to load enough voltage to power it on ..Just look for another charger on line ..and try it ..cause If it was something not right with the camera it would not worked at all ... Digital Cameras

'Zoom Error' Hi, I recently bought a Fuji FinePix s3000 Digital Camera. It took amazing pictures the first month or so, but recently I turned the camera on to find 'Zoom Error' across the LCD screen. I am unable to take pictures, and the lens wont Retract. I was hoping there would be a simple solution to this problem rather than a costly repair, seeing as how it was a very nice camera. Any Idea how to fix it?

Oh boy you are not going to like this but this is a problem that all fuji finepix s3000 will have I fixed it myself but only with a ton of patience and knowing what I was doingthe problem is that there is a gear in the lens motor as ... Fuji FinePix S3000 Digital Camera

My Fujifilm Finepix S1800 won't retract it's lens and when I try to view pictures on it, it freezes and I have to pop out the batteries to turn it off and when I try to view them again, it says "read error".

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

My Olympus u 750's telescopic zoom is jammed in the extended position. The cause seems to be the last segment of the zoom, containing the lens, which is not properly aligned with the other retractable zoom segments. I don't remember knocking the camera - not sure how this happened. Is this a common problem that can be fixed by gently forcing the crooked segment back into it proper place? Or if it has to be sent for repair, is it worth the trouble and cost?

... Olympus Mju 750 Digital Camera

Zoom Error for Fujifilm FinePix F480...Lens not contracting

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 that you will have to get it fixed by ... Fuji FinePix F480 Digital Camera

When power button is pushed, the lens tries to extend but only starts to open the lens cover blades, then fails, beeps about 8 times, monitor turns on briefly then off. This started out with camera failing to focus and sometimes powering off without retracting the lens

... Olympus C-7000 Zoom Digital Camera

The lens will not retract. A message says "lens error, restart camera," but the camera will not restart. The camera is a Canon PowerShot S3 IS. I can hear a "whirring" or motor noise when I try to start it, but the lens will not retract and it will not take photos or allow you to review photos. Batteries are just fine. I imagine it's the gears, but I wish I could have it repaired for not a lot of money.

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. O ... Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

Non-retractable lens Camera dropped with lens extended and it will not retract. When turning the camera on, I get the message "Lens Error". Can this problem be repaired?

... Nikon COOLPIX S8000 Digital Camera

Suddenly, after taking some photos the camera will light up to the Fujifilm start window, and no further, then blacks out. It will not shut off with the power button, nor retract and close the lens even when I pull the battery out. I have tried two batteries. When I plugged the camera into the laptop, the lens retracted. Any ideas on what may be the issue?

The main board is bad. Was it recently dropped? If so, then the board might have been damaged - it's not worth fixing. When a camera is dropped it's like a car getting into a major collision - you'll have other problems later. As long as the memory c ... Fuji FinePix J10 Digital Camera

Camera was repaired once because lens wouldn't retract. Now lens will extend, and when you press the off button it will retract but bounce right open again and turn off. It isn't possible to take pictures at all.

Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\015\012\015\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digit ... Kodak EasyShare One Digital Camera

I accidentally dropped my casio exilim EX-Z1050 and i immediately tried turning it off, but the lens didn;t completely retract. However, my brothers were able to get it to retract, but not it doesn't extend fully and repeats "lens error". Is there any way I can fix it without having to take it to a repair shop or buying a new one?

Hi,Here is a tip that I wrote about How toget a Digital Camera Lens to work againSteps toRepair a Digital Camera Lens\012heatman101 ... Casio Exilim EXZ1050 Digital Camera

My Panasonic Lumix DMC FS3 is not powering on fully.... When I switch the camera to the on position the green light blinks on and then off and the lens opens but the screen doesnt seem to power on. When I shut the camera in the OFF position, the green light blinks on then off and the lens retracts back into the OFF position. Can I trouble shoot this or do I have to take to a repair shop? Is this camera even worth getting repaired

See if the memory card cover had been open in that moment .However if the problem persist the camera must go to the repair shop. The syscom and associates circuit has faulty .God bless you ... Digital Cameras

I have the same problem with my Lumix DMC-TZ3 lens error states "Turn off camera and then turn back on" Though my lens tries to adjust then stops. The power stays on with the error message. Til I turn it off .The lens still does not retract. Now when I turn it back on the lens will do the same thing. I don't think its the lens. How would someone repair or replace firmware. Can it be done over the net?

Of course it's the lens. Try these:\012Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Digital Camera

Lens error Lens is fully retracted. At power on there is motor noise and clicking but the lens does not extend. Screen reports "lens error" and the camera shuts down. Can the camera be partially dismantled to release the lens or is this a full repair job?

Try the procedures in this tip before taking the camera in for repairs. ... Canon PowerShot S95 Digital Camera

Hi,when i went on holliday the lens got stuck half way.I was unable to retract the lens shut, when i switched it off.When I got home the repair was to much,so I decided to open my hitachi hdc-831e camera up and found a small cog that allows the lens to open,had a tooth broken, which preventedthe lens from retracting.Can you tell me where i can buy this little part.ps I can send photo of part to you.thanks Kevin

... Digital Cameras

Hi, My Sony w5 recently developed a problem with the lens. Namely, when I tried to turn the camera off after using it, the lens retracting mechanism got stucked, The lens is still stucked and lens remail as it is shutter not close the camera is working properly. Can it be repaired ? Thank you, India.

Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digi ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W5 Digital Camera

It was dropped with lens fully extended. lens is retracted and not exactly straight when turned on it tries to boot up but then shuts back down. the lens does not move is there a reasonable cure or is the lens out of track if not is it too costly to bother with repair

... Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.lionebra.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 2.2269 seconds