Having problems with your Kyocera Finecam S5 Digital Camera ?
Camera tries to start but lens will not open
\015 After using the camera last Satuday, I got it out on Thursday and suddenly it would not start up properly. It tried with rapid click, but the lens will not extend and the flash is partial up. Help please. It has not been dropped and lives in my handbag!\015
Hi there~\015\012I don't know if this is any help any more, but it's probably a mechanical problem. I babied mine too and the same thing happened. \015\012\015\012If you lay your camera flat and look straight down at it, you'll probably notice the gaps in the zoom thing (sorry, i don't know the techincal term for this) are not the same all the way around. If you *gently* push the lens on the 'fatter width' side and even it out, the camera should be able to open. \015\012\015\012The other possibility is that there is grime in those gaps, and tapping your camera gently or using one of those canned air dusters should get it out.\015\012\015\012I really hope this is a little more useful to you!
Have you checked the batteries are fully charged ? Are you using nimh batteries? did a reset? \015\012\015\012Might be obvious, but since you don't mention it, I should ask.
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