Having problems with your Kodak EasyShare Z1012 IS Digital Camera ?

I dropped my camera on carpet and now when I turn it on the lens will not come out and it immediately shuts off. It shows a picture of a camera in the lower right-hand corner with the vibration symbol next to it. Any suggestions?

Answers :

Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera
This 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.
Fix #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.
Fix #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.
Fix #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.
Fix #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.
Fix #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).
Now 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.
Fix #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.
Fix #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 Kodak EasyShare Z1012 IS 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 dropped my camera on carpet and now when I turn it on the lens will not come out and it immediately shuts off. It shows a picture of a camera in the lower right-hand corner with the vibration symbol next to it. Any suggestions?

Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera This 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 ... Kodak EasyShare Z1012 IS Digital Camera

My zoom feature on my Sony cyber shot DSC-T10 is stuck on blurry.(The W T button in the upper right hand corner of the camera.)  It won't zoom in and focus so I can take a picture.  I have had the camera for a couple years with no problems. Any suggestions as I have misplaced the book that came with this camera?

I would slap the camera face down in the palm of my hand and see if the lense becomes unstuck. ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T1 Digital Camera

Hi, I have a Dimage 7i camera and I'm very new to it. Been taking pictures no problems but all of a sudden no matter how long I hold the shutter button a picture will not take. There is a hand icon in the lower left corner (shake icon? I'm very steady). Also a rectangle icon in bottom right which I didn't notice before. What might be wrong?! thanks

As you already know the shutter button has two parts or clicks to it. the first click will allow the lens to autofocus and automatically select the right exposure, and/or calculate shutter time for the picture. when you see the hand signal, it means ... Digital Cameras

My cybershot W50 tells me the internal memory is full when there are only seven pictures on it. Reformatted the disc and it didn't help. there is a flashing symbol on the screen that i can't understand - a little camera with a 0 next to it - in the top right corner. can you help?

... Digital Cameras

Blurred pictures Okay so my pictures just started to get blurry and stuff like that for no reason (i took good care of my camera). and then it got a bit wet i think and now the flash won't work either and when i press the flash button thing it won't let me go to the flash menu. the red hand in the top right hand corner wont go away. What do i do? i just got this camera 2 months ago:(

WATER + CAMERAS = NOT GOOD!!\015\012does anyone besides me see this? ... Nikon COOLPIX L3 Digital Camera

I can not get the auto flash to work The screen shows on the left: iso auto, a box, M1 on the right the flash symbol A, auto, steady hand symbol, 1375 I try to take a picture and the camera won't take unless I turn off the flash. I have tried to change many settings in the function area, but I can not figure out what I accidentally changed in the first place. please help me to get my camera to work in the auto mode again

I have this same exact problem. When you say "repair it," how? ... Canon PowerShot A720 IS Digital Camera

I hit something on my camera that each time I take a picture, the preview is a tiny picture in the upper left screen and there are yellow outlines around areas of the picture and in the lower right corner, it shows a zoomed preview of the area captured in yellow. The picture turns out fine, but the preview is annoying to me. HELP!

When you are in the playback mode, you can use the zoom function (as you use it when you take a picture), this will zoom into the image you took.the yellow frame show you where you are in the full image. ... Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera

My camera displays E18 on the lower left hand corner no other operation I turned the camera on the lens deployed and it intitiated OK but I can hear some activity such as motor etc. but after 10-20 sec it dipslays E18. I can view pictures, set up the camera but the moment I try to activate the caera function it goes into this routine. The lens now is stuck in the deployed position. I removed the batteries (Energizer Lithium), checked them they are good?

... Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

Hi I have a Nikon Coolpix S8200 ,it has a ((hand symbol )) and a yellow camera icon top left corner .Pls help I have never dropped camera or misused it,all I remember it gave a msg of the sd card error and since I have been using the sam card I just popped out the card and put it right back in slot .It does everything zooms in and out ,shows old pics in review but will take blank pics and recordings pls help Ijust bought this camera six months back from Best Buy

... Nikon Coolpix L1 Digital Camera

Olympus E300 Hi, I've just arrived in nicaragua without my manual. My camera won't let me take a picture on any setting, on the right corner of the viewfinder there is a flashing dot underneath which says white balance. Is this normal? Would hate to be without a working camera for the next 6 weeks of my holiday. Thanks, Kate

Hello Kate,\015\012See if you can find an internet cafe. I was reading the white balance section of your manual and there is nothing that stops your camera from taking pictures if the white balance is off. Turn your camera off, remove your batteries ... Olympus EVOLT E-300 Digital Camera

My LCD goes partially black when I turn the camera on and shows a diagonal display of the photo from the upper left hand to lower right hand corners. The amount not black is not sufficient to take photos. I can make the LCD give a full display if I "jiggle" the photo settings devise from view to photo. I have tried this about thirty times and it always restores the LCD. I asked Canon Service Tech Support if the problem merited repair. Of course they said yes, but the flat rate they charge

Hi , i think you need a lens alignement;;\015\012and focus adjustemt\015\012hope that will help...\015\012goo lucks;;but if iw\015\012as in your place\015\012i will try to find another one the price get very low for this ... Canon PowerShot SD800 IS / IXUS 850 IS Digital Camera

Dark pictures camera was dropped and now all pictures are dark and fuzzy in the lower right corner, also all outdoor (sunlit) pics look like a negative. Is this fixable?

I have a similar problem. Indoor pictures are ok but outdoor ones are bright and washed out like as if it is getting too much light. Tried to reset to defaults but no help. Suggestions ?( ... Casio EXILIM Card EX-S770 Digital Camera

C643 The screen has a black spot in the lower right corner and will not light up.It has not been dropped or mishandled. Working fine and then this black ghost showed up with the camera turned off. Batteries are up. Before it quit completely it had a very thin lighted line at the bottom of the lcd.I have only taken about ten pictures with this camera.

Your LCD is defective and it need to be replaced if you just got the camera take it back are get another. ... Kodak EasyShare C643 Digital Camera

Canon Powershot A570 digital camera I had around 250 images in my memory stick, but all of a sudden when I tried to click another photo, all the images disappeared and showed the last picture clicked 1/1 on the bottom left corner on the display, but the top right hand corner had 1/250 but I couldn't see the images on the screen. I tried going into the menu to see if I could access thoses photos, but it showed change battery and had taken me to the Format screen without me have clicked any

As all your photos are stored in your Canon digital camera's memory stick you could tryCard Data Recoverywhich will help you recover pics without casusin ... Digital Cameras

Blank bluey grey screen with white mark in the right top hand corner when i turn on my nikon s200 pic, light has come on and the flash is working but i cant c what im taking as tthere is no picture on the screen.i can't look at anything on the camera. Please help

Hi, if its taking pictures ok and you can see them on your computer it sounds very much like the screen is damaged, If you can post a picture of the screen I may be able to confirm.\015\012\015\012Best of luck ... Digital Cameras

My sony cybershot DSC-H10 is getting an alert (!) Turn the power off and on again-when I turn on my camera (with a zig-zag arrow in the upper right hand corner of the screen). The lens is stuck out. I tried banging it per some suggestions on fixya and it still the same.

Hi.\015\012\015\012\015\012The Zig-Zag arrow means that there is a battery issue.\015\012\015\012\015\012Try removing the battery, and putting it back in place, to reset the camera.\015\012\015\012If you have a spare bat ... Sony Digital Cameras


You're seeing the histogram. To get rid of it on many cameras, simply press up-arrow or down-arrow (usually on the big circular multiselector). If that doesn't do it, please reply to this post specifying the make and model of your camera, and someone ... Digital Cameras

Shadows in top right and left hand corner of picture

If you know what you're doing - why not. Most probably something has got loose inside the lens and needs to be fixed. ... Nikon COOLPIX P80 Digital Camera

Hello!Yesterday i was taking picture of nature with my Olympus camera,after that i transfered them onto my computer using usb cable.Today i can't take any picture because it says on screen ''WRITE PROTECT''.When i pressed the button to check and see my pictures on camera in the upper right corner showed a key.What happened to my camera and how to solve the problem?Help! Stefan

Hi,Here is a tip that I wrote about SDCards and how to unlock and lock SDCards.\012If youare getting a memory card locked message then check this out. ... Olympus FE-20 Digital Camera

I took pictures all day on the mountain. ON the very last picture, the red light on the lower right of the camera came on and the screen said it was processing the last images. The camera was off and when turned on it said busy and then later said that the card could not create a folder. I appear to have no pictures.

If you do a google search, there are programs that are offered to recover your photos. The free Recovery programs didn't help me at all. The paid programs charge a standard fee whether they recover them or not and without a guarantee. So, you are o ... Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

I have a Fuji FinePix 4800Z, the camera appears to work all ok but the display has started showing a little hand with lines to the right of it in the top right hand corner. This has started since visiting a very humid country. It does disappear briefly if I press the button lightly to set focus. It appears on all settings apart form video or sound record.

Tryrty ... Digital Cameras

Turned on camera and all pics from memory card were erased. The number 670 still shows up in the right corner of the camer when I turn it on. When I take a picture, it says 1. Pictures and camera seem to be working fine. I took the memory card to CVS and pics are not there. I don't have a clue what happened to the pics I had on the memory card but I hope I can somehow retrieve them. Thanks

If you are using a memory card, take no more pics until you've recovered the photos, take the card out of the camera. This is to reduce the chance of you overwriting some of your "lost" photos. There are many good freeware photo recovery software o ... Kodak EasyShare Z915 Digital Camera

I've owned my Sony DSC-T100 for a couple of years now. I really have enjoyed the camera but off and on it starts to vibrate, it has a humming sound as well. the pictures comes out fuzzy and blurred. Doesn't do this all the time but seems to get worse over the course of time when I use it more frequently. used to get better after I would take one picture, then it would settle down and do one ok shot, the next one vibrates, next one ok. Right now no vibration. What is going on?

... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T20 Digital Camera


If you have another lens, switch it and take some shots of the sky. If the spot is gone, it probably was the lens that needs cleaning/servicing. However, it's more likely that there's dirt on your CCD. On your camera's menu, select mirror lockup/cl ... Canon EOS 40D Digital Camera with 28-135mm lens

Help I have a Kodak easyshare Z812 IS When I turn it on to take a picture it either, flashes green, turns on then off right away or the format something or other comes on. I have changed batteries several times, even erased pictures help what do I so? With 4 grandbabies and halloween right around the corner I need my camera. Please could someone help me Thank, Cheryl Please reply to [email protected]

Does the lens extend fully from the camera before it turns off or does is stay retracted? Has this been dropped or gotten wet recently? Try removing the SD memory card from the camera and powering it up to see if you still get the "format" prompt. ... Kodak EasyShare Z812 IS 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: 0.5442 seconds