Having problems with your Kodak EASYSHARE Z1285 Digital Camera ?
Lens will not retract, camera was not dropped,
\015 Lens will not retract, camera was not dropped, was working well, tried changing batteries but same issue.... lens will not retract. Is there a reset?\015
Leave the batteries out for a while and then try turning camera on..hopefully its resets the camera and retracts lens.
I turned the dial to "favorites", its the book icon with a heart shape on it. Turn it on. the lens will retract.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Kodak EASYSHARE Z1285 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 :
Lens jammed??? Okay, Sadly, I did drop my vivicam4345 digital camera, while trying to take pictures... T_T I guess in a momentary lapse of judgement I failed to put the strap around my wrist.. but whatever, it still happened.... sooo.... my problem is this: Everything on the camera works, except the lens, I never get a "lens error" message either, however, now that it's been dropped the lens does not go completely inside/flush to the camera....and the inner ring of the lens does not really exten
Take it to a camera shop like jessops to see what they say. ... Vivitar ViviCam 4345 Digital Camera
Dropped camera Camera dropped while lens was out. Lens was knocked crooked. My son attempted to push the lens back to center it and we heard a piece on the right side click or break. Now the lens wobbles, but retracts. However, the lens comes out halfway between wide and telephoto, have to move it back and forth, or shut off and sometimes it comes out to wide. Pictures are still great. Ask Kodak for help and they wanted me to send it to them and then give me a certificate to take 15% off a new c
Lens won't come out and lens cover won't open. New battery what do you do to make it work? ... Kodak EasyShare CX7430 Digital Camera
I dropped my camera while it was on and the lens was extended. And I dropped it right on the lens. And now when I turn the camra off, the lens does not go back inside the camera. Everything else is fine, I can see the picture perfectly. It's just the lens that won't go back inside. How can I fix this myself without buying a new camera, or having to pay someone to fix it?
If the cams making grinding or crunching noise the lens housing gears are broke. repair usually not very economical. about 80% the cost of cam when you bought it. ... Casio Exilim EX-Z57 Digital Camera
I dropped my camera the other day while it was on & it dropped lens down so now my lens is stuck & it says lens error.
That kind of damage isn't covered by any warranty, so unless you have accidental damage insurance then you have just two options: try to repair it yourself, or get an estimate for a professional repair.Neither option is straightforward. ... Sanyo Vpc-s1070w Digital Camera
Omgggg help me please im gonna die for this kodak camra ok well i was in borders book store and my friend wanted to see my red kodak easyshare m853 and as i was handing it too her we dropped it when the lens was extended and for the first 2 min after dropping it it worked fine i jus picked it up and went on than like 5 min later it said lens error 1,22,1,0,0 or something like that help other people said force the lens back in but when i try i can see the screen going to pop open and i dont wanna
Please don't die. Unfortunantly this fault needs to be repaired.\015\012\015\012Because the camera has been dropped KODAK might determine this fault as Out of Warranty\015\012\015\012An Out of Warranty repair for this model fo ... Kodak EasyShare M853 Digital Camera
Lens Problem Hello, I'm Kento from the states. I purchased the CASIO EX-Z700 series. However, I accidentally dropped the camera when the camera was on and the lens was extended. It makes a grating sound, and the monitor screen said "Lens error". Now, the camera is turned off with its lens extended. When I see the lens from the top, the lens position is more concentrated to the right, and the gaps between each lens is bigger on the left hand side of the lens. I sincerely hope this would help y
Hi Kento,Thanks for accurate description, the problem is cristal clear.As often happens the lens had been damaged by the shock.All you can do is trying gently to push the lens inside with your finger while turning ... Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z700 Digital Camera
LENS ERROR my nikon s210 is giving a lens error. I have tried the light tapping, slightly pulling on lens, and many others with no response from the camera.HELP? i got that lens error coming up after i dropped the camera, but i was suprised it did any damage because it lightly hit a soft chair then i caught the camera before it hit the ground, seems extremely fragile to me! the lens was stuck out but then i pushed and wiggeled the lens, turned it off and on and the lens went back in and the lens
You are basically right. Its basically as easy to replace as it costs to repair, unfortunately those are your options. You could inquire as to an estimate to make your decision easier, or locate an independent repair shop as they may be cheaper. The ... Nikon Coolpix S210 Digital Camera
I have a Samsung L201. I dropped my camera today (lens down) on sand, and now the lens won't go back it. Every time i turn it on it sounds a distinct 4x buzz sound, followed by a pause and then 3 beep sounds, followed by another 4x buzz sounds. There is no sand noticeable anywhere in the mechanism and was picked up as soon as it was dropped. Can I do anything to reset it myself? Please help. Thank you :)
Hello and welcome to FixyaThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a pr ... Digital Cameras
I dropped my Sony camera, it was On,the lens was out, and then when I dropped it, it turned Off. Now, the lens is still out and it wont turn back On.
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-W70 Digital Camera
Dropped camera Hello, My daughter dropped her camera half on the grass with the lens part hitting the pavement. Now the lens is almost all the way out, but is stuck at an angle. When we turn it on it wants to retract, but doesn't, it just beeps. Any suggestions? Is it dead or can it be repaired for less than a new camera? Thank you.
Try getting a repair estimate from places like\015\012\015\012www.advancecamera.com/repair\015\012\015\012Repair estimate from advancecamera is ... Samsung S860 Digital Camera
Dropped Camera. Basically, the thing stopped working. DMC-FZ1 It was dropped from a tripod it landed Lens DOWN. So it kind of smashed into it maybe? But nothing on the outside seems to be actually broken. The lens is crooked, but thats all that seems to be wrong. Yet it won't turn on at all. Maybe if someone could suggest something? Perhaps maybe something needs to be fidgeted around inside? Or is it a better idea if I pay a professional? But whatever the case. Anyone who has any suggestions it
The lens motor mechanism is very fragile and will stoppworkin even if you look at it too hard let alone drop it.The cost of repair will be high - best bet is to write it off[are you insured against acciden ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1 Digital Camera
Dropped it! Hi, I dropped it with the lens extended. Now i get the message "System Error" - the lens won't retract, nor does the shoot button work - everything else seems to work.
Don't take it apart yourself, unless you have spent time repairing camera lenses. The tabs that fit into the grooves for the Focus and telescoping mechanism have popped loose from the grooves. This means the lens assembly must be either repaired or r ... Nikon Coolpix 775 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
E18 error on canon digital camera s200 powershot dropped it and now the lens is stuck halfway out/in The lens will not open, it was not dropped. I get e18 error.
Canon Powershot's error E18 has to do with the lens: If it appears on a black LCD with E18 written on the corner, it is mostly due to the lens getting stuck while trying to extend. The camera will beep a few times and the LCD will display a lit ... Canon PowerShot S200 / IXUS 178 Digital Camera
Dropped camera I dropped my camera (hp photosmart m425) and now when i try to turn on the camera the lens won't come out and it says lens error m425-12 (7f 80). I really need to fix it, I hope someone can help me.
This is probably THE single most common failure among digital cameras. There's a halfway chance of fixing it yourself, described here: http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html ... HP Photosmart M425 Digital Camera
Digital camera got dropped into the sand, and some sand worked its way into the lens and focusing system, and now the camera cannot zoom or focus, but still turns on and takes pictures i have a lumix dmc fx12, and it got dropped into the sand at the beach. the shutter wont close properly, there's sand in the lens, and it won't zoom. Please help!! i don't know how to fix it!!
THIS SOUNDS TERMINAL, BUT YOU MIGHT TRY USING CANNED AIR LIKE YOU USE TO BLOW DUST OUT OF YOUR COMPUTER, AND SEE IF IT HELPS ANY. MOST OF THESE CAMERAS ARE MADE WITH THE IDEA THAT THEY WILL NEVER BE TAKEN APART OR OPENED FOR CLEANING ETC. SO, THAT IS ... Digital Cameras
I have a Nikon D40, which I recently dropped. :( Camera seemed okay, but then I noticed later that the 18-55 lens was being less than cooperative. It now is stuck on 55 adn will not zoom out. It still focuses (manually & automatically). My other lens, which was not on the camera at the time of the drop, works perfectly fine. Any suggestions on what could be wrong or how to fix it?
It sound like the lens zoom has broken.If other lens is ok and this lens still focuses automatically the conection is working.Sorry to bring the bad news but it may cost less to get a new lens than to get it fixed.Someon ... Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm Lens
Hi there, I have a Pentax Optio M20, which I bought for my daughter 9/12/2006. The camera was accidentally dropped while it was "ON". Its lens was out when it dropped. Now the lens is stuck/locked in the out position and on an angle. I need to find out where I can take it to get fixed, if it fixable. Hoping you can help. Sandra
Replace the camera is the best thing - it is not likely to be able to be fixed.And worse the 'Repairer' if found will charge for telling you it cant be fixed ... Pentax Digital Cameras
Lens error my camera keeps saying lens error and then shuts off My Kodak M753 digital camera is telling me "lens error: 1,1,5,1,0,0", how can I fix this? - I have no proof of when I bought it, so a refund is out of the question. my camera was covered by luggage and now when i turn it on, it says lens error I dropped my digital camera just recently back in October and all of a sudden when I turn the camera off the lens is still out when it's suppose to be in... I really don't know how that hap
This is probably THE most common failure among digital cameras. There's a halfway chance of fixing it yourself, described here: http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html ... Fuji FinePix A345 Digital Camera
Dropped my camera on soft dirt which ,when it hit, bumped the corner of the lens casing. The Camera was on so the lens was out abit. Now, when turning the camera on, the lens won't retract or zoom out....I can hear the camera trying to retract the lens for maybe 6-8 seconds and then the on-screen msg "Lens error' appears.
Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camer ... Nikon COOLPIX P80 Digital Camera
My Camera (Nikon Coolpix S3000) broke because I dropped it while the lens was extended out... and the lens hit the ground. Now when I try to straighten out the lens, I turn the camera on and off, and when it turns off, the lens doesn't go in all the way, and when I turn it on, the lens goes extends out, but immediatley goes back in again!! (but not all the way) I am lost, and extremley disappointed. Please help.
HelloThank you for using FIXYA!!!This\012 is a suggestion. If you do not feel comfortable trying it, you will ne ... Nikon Coolpix S3000 Digital Camera
Lens jammed how do i remove the lens motor so i can re-align the gears. the camera was dropped and partly disloged the retractable lens. I have removed the lens unit from the housing and think i have a fair idea as to how to reseat the mechanism once I get the motor off retractable lens isn't working
The lens needs to be removed. The camera case can be taken apart by using a small philips screw driver and a small flat head.\015\012Take the batteries out. Have a nice flat space to lay the screws out. Pry out the little chrome piece wit ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S700 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
I dropped my Kodak EasyShare C330 when the lens was out and now I'm getting the error messages 12 & 22. I tried pulling out the lens because it was stuck and it caused the lens to now move around in the socket. The front part of the lens is also a little bit detached. I was wondering if there was anyway to fix this problem without having to pay for a repair shop or Kodak to fix it?
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 you will have to get it fixed by a professional. ... Kodak EasyShare C330 Digital Camera
Stuck Lens I dropped my panasonic dmc fz1 digital camera. Now the zoom mechanism is stuck and the camera is basically a paperweight asking me to remove the lens cover (which is already removed). The lens wants to click into gear, but can't quite. Any suggestions beyond getting a new camera. So far I haven't even figured out how to take the lens housing off.
Hi,\015\012\015\012It seems that the lens is stuck.\015\012If you can repair it i have the repair manual, if not i can repair this problem, I'm not shure if i allowed to send our repairadress in the Netherlands we replaced a few gea ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 Digital Camera