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JVC everio GZ-mg57ek the camera thinks it has the lens cap on and as such records darkness


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Your camera is having a defective CCD. The replacement of the same will solve the problem.
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JVC everio GZ-mg57ek the camera thinks it has the lens cap on and as such records darkness


Your camera is having a defective CCD. The replacement of the same will solve the problem. ... JVC Digital Cameras

Hey guys I keep getting the error; remove lens cap and push I> button I dropped the camera after tripping over the tripod. (The lens housing hit the concrete and its been no go since then) Ive read your recommendations that the lens will have to come off and as my warranty doesnt cover accidental damage Im thinking of takin it apart tonite, what do you think?


If you don't want to pay for the (expensive) repair, then stripping it down and checking that the lens motor, cogs and housing and moving correctly. It's not for the faint-hearted, but it's not really complicated… the Instructable for the FZ5 ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 Digital Camera

Sony DSC-F717 I have a Sony DSC-F717 camera which has worked well(except for the incredibly slow record time in TIFF) until now. The camera stays dark as if the shutter is stuck. I can turn the camera on, see the readings(battery, memory space etc.), view images previously recorded on the memory stick ? but not see anything through the lens, either on LCD or through the Finder. Is something locked up or stuck and how do I unlock it?


CCD is DEAD ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 Digital Camera

Hello ,regarding my dx4530 camera , the camera turns on fine but the view screen is dark, almost as if the lens cap was on , the picture number along with the flash settings show on the screen but dark the background is dark. I can review old pictures. If I take a picture now they show up as blank. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance for any comments or solutions


You are having problem with the lens... you need to change the lens to get a bright picture... ... Kodak EasyShare DX4530 Digital Camera

Jvc gr-d73aa I have a jvc gr-d73aa video camera, and when I switch it on the "lens cap on" warning shows when the cap is off, and the screen is black like the cap is on, also it records a black screen but the sound is fine. I'm assuming a lens problem, can you help.


Looking through the problems posted for all jvc camcorders it became obvious that mine was CCD problem, encountered by many others. Also jvc are fixing this for free, so if you have this problem go to a jvc sevice centre and you should have no proble ... JVC Digital Cameras

Need help urgently!!! GR-D22 not recording. I have a JVC GR-D22 Digital Video Camera (about 3 yr. old). It had been working fine. But recently it did not work anymore. The LCD screen is on, but a black picture. When you first turn it on, the reminder to remove the lens cap flashes (lens cap is off). Then that will go away and still no picture. All the dates and everything else is showing up on the screen but no picture. I have tried to adujust it according the guide but no help. Same thing i


There is a good chance that the iris is stuck shut. Try tapping the side of the camera lightly to try and release it. If the camera can show you old pictures that are currently stored correctly, I would suspect the iris.\015\012\015\012 ... JVC Digital Cameras

I have a JVC Everio GZ-MG20. The recording screen shows black - as if the camera lens is on, but it is not. Audio records fine, but there is only black screen for video. Is this a firmware problem or a chip problem? Can I update firmware for this device. If so, wherecan I find that? CCan i just reboot the firmware on the camera? Thans Rob


Hi,Can you see through the viewfinder while recording?Let me know,so that we could proceed.Hope i helped you.Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!! ... Digital Cameras

It appears that pictures are being taken with the lens cap on - when that's not the case. In other words all camera indications are that the picture is "taken", but it is a black square. I'm thinking a mechanical problem with shutter? The camera seems to "think" it is taking a picture.


A stuck shutter is another common failure mode for digital cameras. The symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" shutter are very similar to CCD image sensor failure. The camera may take black pictures (for shutter stuck closed), or the pictures may be very ... Kodak EasyShare DX4530 Digital Camera

I have a Kodak Easyshare model dx5430 digital camera (5mp). It has worked like a champ for years. Last night I was at an event when the image display went dark at picture 31. All preceding photos were able to be reviewed. The camera flash works fine. The camera displays all the other characteristics of a working unit. It turns on and off; the flash works, the menu is accessible - everything. It just doesn't register any photos. Even in close-up mode, there is nothing. It's as if the lens cap is


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I just received my Nikon D3100 in the mail today, and I was so excited. When I opened the lens cap on the camera body to put the lens on a small, clear-ish rectangle fell out. It was surrounded by a thin cooper colored frame that is easily removable. It looked like a little magnifying glass so I am kind of nervous. It seems to shoot pictures fine, but some times it tells me the shot is to dark even though I am in full light. It also took black pictures the first few times and if I point it di


Anything falling out of the inside of your camera is not a good sign, since it is new, I would have it exchanged as soon as possible for being defective. ... Nikon D3100 Digital Camera

When camera is turned on all the icons appear but screen remains dark. All funtions seem to work except for the dark screen. It is like the lens cap was left on. Wish it was that easy.


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Hi, I have Nikon P90. From last week i am facing following problem. Whenever i switch on my camera for taking pic, everything starts but i get message on the screen " Lens Error (If lens cap is attached,turn the camera off, remove the lens cap,and the turn the camera on) The above error message is their despite i opend the shutter of the lens. Kindly help me to know the above problem.


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I am having a problem with my camera. It works in the sense that it turns on and takes pictures. However, the both the digital lcd display and normal finder display remain black, even after removing the lens cap. I let a friend borrow it a little while ago and I suspect they may have changed some settings, but I'm not sure what to look for to fix it. When it takes pictures, they come out looking very distorted and strange. But, it does take pictures, the flash goes off and a picture records. c


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Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD1 The display screen is completely black when in record mode; both for still pictures and video mode - yes the lens cap is off. The camera display will play back images and video previously stored on the memory card, but does not display anything new that I have tried to capture since the problem occured.


... Sanyo Digital Cameras

Hi.my daughter's Panasonic DMC-FZ7 has gone dark through the view-finder, and all the photos and videos that she tries to shoot are likewise totally black. While photographing yesterday, she paused to gently clean the lens. All photos since then have been black. The camera records taking a photo but shows a black screen on play-back.Changing to a fresh battery makes no difference, neither does using a flash. Can you give any guidance about what is likely to be the problem, and what we should do


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Nikon D80 with a Sigma Lens (80 to 200 I think). In manual mode, often shutter won't release - this was a close up of a hummingbird with a fast shutter speed. Internal light meter showed underexposed, but the background was dark green. Initially, the shutter released, but later would not operate either with a remote, or by manually depressed the shutter release button. Switching back to auto, the camera seemed to work fine, but in this mode could not get the desired shutter speed. In full manual


In full manual, yes it should. ... Digital Cameras

Lens won't retract, power on button makes 'on' sound, blinks blue briefly, and then goes off. Picture screen quickly blinks white, than goes dark. Camera was carried around without a case in my pocket yesterday. I'm assuming I broke it doing that. Just want to know if you know what specifically broke and if you think its repairable.


Your fix could be as simple as cleaning the camera's battery contacts,\015\012or it could be something more serious and expensive. First try\015\012removing the batteries and cleaning the camera contacts with a small\015\012metal brush, steel wool, ... Kodak EasyShare M1093 IS Digital Camera

I have a digital video camera (Canon) it will record audio, but does not pick up video, just a black screen. (Yes, I have the lens cap off.) That's what my brother the photographer asked me.(smile)


HiSounds like your camcorder may have a defective CCD unit. What is the model number, I can check the CCD recall list and see if its on there. If it is, I think Canon is still taking in cameras for repair under the recall.Thom ... Digital Cameras

PANASONIC dmcfz8 Problem: When I turn on the camera and remove the lens cap I get a message on the lens that says "remove lens cap & press button". It seems like the zoom is stuck. We were using the camera for a inside night graduation & was at a distance from the subject that we wanted to shoot. After a few zoom shots we shut the camera off and when we tried to take more pictures the above problem started. Please Help!


Try to help the lens go out by pulling it very very lightly... ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20 Digital Camera

For some reason my camera keeps comming up with a "REMOVE LENS CAP AND PRESS > BUTTON" error but the lens cap isn't on the camera :(


I dropped my FZ8 and had the same problem. Unfortuately, trying to push the lends back into place did not work, so I disassembled the camera using the instructables link and the comments there. Now the camera works fine thanks to everyone's help. ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 Digital Camera

Flash broken,lens stuck i turn it on and the camera clicks and it sounds like the lens is detached from what useed to move it. its says "acess" then black screen then "Turn power off and on." i think its forever broken.. :( flash broken,lens stuck i turn it on and the camera clicks and it sounds like the lens is detached from what useed to move it. its says "acess" then black screen then "Turn power off and on." i think its forever broken.. :(


I have the same problem...so do you think that it's so expencive to repair?? ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 Digital Camera

I have a panasonic DMC-FZ8 Digital Camera. When I switch the camera on, the lens won't open. It says I must "remove lens cap and press fwd button". The problem is that I don't have my lens cap on, but when I do what it said, the lens still won't open to zoom and take pics. Please urgently assist me.


Go into the setup menu and scroll to "reset"...follow the on-screen instructions. That might work. ... Digital Cameras

Aloha, My Lumix DMC-TZ3 is having issues. When I turn it on it is extremely dark. It's almost as if the camera is only registering one side of the color spectrum. Even the pictures that are taken come out dark, so I'm guessing it's a lens problem. Not sure how it happened, because the camera was not dropped or treated badly anytime recently. The day before it started going wonky, the pictures and camera were fine. Could this be a lens issue or something internal. Is there a reset button to resto


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When I push the power button, the lens cap comes out and on the screen is a very brief shot of what the camera is aimed at. The camera stays engaged for one second and the lens cap goes retreats back into the camera and the power goes off and nothing is on the screen. This happens after the battery has been fully charged also.


Try to remove the rechargeable battery and use a battery of the same \012type but an alkaline like the energizer. Sometime rechargeable battery \012malfunctions that it seems fully charged but actually is not. If the \012camera continue to power on w ... Kodak EasyShare M1093 IS Digital Camera

I have a Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 Macro lens working on a Nokon D40X and Nikon D300. For medium to long distances the autofocus does not seem to work with this lens. I think it used to but now I notice that from about 40 feet away the autofocus does not work. The same happens with both cameras. Other lenses work fine so I don't think it is the camera. Is there any history of problems or is it a feature of the lens? thanks, Richard Brand


... Sigma Digital Cameras
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