Having problems with your Nikon D5000 Digital Camera ?
I changed the lens on my D5000 and forgot to turn off the camera. Is there any damage that can be done.
It's possible, though not too likely. But please don't get in the habit of changing lenses while powered on. You never know when something bad might happen.
You should be safe.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Nikon D5000 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 changed the lens on my D5000 and forgot to turn off the camera. Is there any damage that can be done.
It's possible, though not too likely. But please don't get in the habit of changing lenses while powered on. You never know when something bad might happen. ... Nikon D5000 Digital Camera
Nikon Coolpix s220...Lens Error. Camera was dropped from like 5 inches. Immediately received the error message screen. The lens is stuck all the way out...I have tried to do some of the above and while twisting the lens slightly got it to take pictures again, I think it may have done more damage because its still makes a buzzing noise when I turn it on and there is black on a portion of the screen like the cover is partially stuck (inside the camera).
Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camer ... Nikon Coolpix 2200 Digital Camera
Lens assembly my digital camera was damaged and the zoom lens will not extend out. I haven't really done anything mainly so as not to do futher damage.
Canon knew the lens on the a500 series was bad when they hit the market, but knew their name would continue to sell these poorly designed cameras. There are two gears that have stripped in the lens assembly and believe me, the average shade tree mech ... Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera
My Nikon L110's screen will turn black randomly when I am taking a picture, and the lens will remain out. It will stay like this until I take the batteries out. Is it normal for this to happen? Its a new camera and no damage is done.
If it is new, you could take it back....or you could try these:\012\012Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\01 ... Nikon Coolpix L110 Digital Camera
My d5000 fell on the floor and the filter glass of the lens broke. i tried taking pictures to see if it's still working but the view from the viewfinder is darker than usual and it would not take pics even if i press the shutter release button. should broken filter glass prevent taking pictures or does this mean there is another damage to the camera apart from the broken filter glass?
The filter should have nothing to do with the images recorded on camera (I assume it's an UV- or skylight filter).I'd say there's some more serious damage to your camera and you should take it to an authorized dealer repair shop. ... Nikon D5000 Digital Camera
My D5000 was dropped onto a stone floor from 4 feet height. It is operating without any obvious malfunction. The 18 - 55 mm lens gets stuck at 45 mm but can be forced to 55 mm without much effort. Should I have the camera looked at or just be thankful that I was very lucky in not having serious damage?
Hi! Well be thankful that its not badly damaged. Please take a good care of it for it may cost you the next time around. Have a good one now and thank you for using FixYa! ... Nikon D5000 Digital Camera
Olympus stylus 810 lense won't retrack to close. camera drop on lens and don't know if other damage is done
It will not even be covered under warranty so go ahead and open the unit and reallign the lens which will fit very easily and can be fixed too. ... Digital Cameras
Power?? My camera turns on and the lens part extends out, but the screen is totally blank. When I switch it to view previous photos, it works fine..I just have to turn it "off" and the pictures come up..But if I switch it to take a picture, it goes completely dark again...it's almost three years old and has no damage done to it...
Had the same issue. I changed battery, I replaced Duracell by Sony rechargeable batteries. It works fine now. i think that the issue comes from battery shape. They do not have exactly the same. hope it helps. ... Canon PowerShot A510 Digital Camera
Camera lens movement mechanism seems to be damaged, as when switched on, the camera lens does not extend out completely and the object appears blurred on the screen. Similarly when switched off, the lens does not retract back completely and it needs a manual push to put it in a little more. But even then it does not go in fully. Rest of the functions are working well. The damage is the result of an accidental body weight going on the camera, when it was in on condition.
Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\015\012\015\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digit ... Digital Cameras
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 can only turn on my Cybershot DSC-N2 while the camera is in playback mode. I can look at the pictures and videos and change settings with no problem.. but when I try to switch to camera or video record mode the camera turns off by itself. Sometimes the lens will come out and then the camera powers down with the lens stuck out. Other times it just shuts off before the lens even has a chance to come out. The camera has never been dropped or damaged.
First press power button for 15 seconds .Then remove memory card from it may be your memory card has some issue.also press reeset button on camera some camera has reset button.start your camera without memory card. ... Digital Cameras
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
The camera will not turn on after being dropped. When I switch it from off to on, the green power LED flashes briefly. The lens does not move or attempt to extend. The LCD backlight does not illuminate. The LCD appears to be slightly damaged: there is some slight non-uniformity visible when I shine a strong light on it. Otherwise the camera shows no sign of damage. Is it possible that the damaged LCD is preventing the camera from turning on? Is there a hard reset procedure I should try? I've t
I have the same problem. Can someone advice ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 Digital Camera
Lens Error When I turn on the camera in any mode except play back, the lens will come out as if it's coming on but then the lens' go back in and the camera shuts down. The batteries are fully charged and the camera has not been damaged in any way.
I am sorry to say but you have a physical issue with the camera. Your either going to have to take the camera apart yourself or bring it in for service. Try working with their support \015\012\011\011\011\011\011\015\012\011\011\0 ... General Electric A835 Digital Camera
I bought my camera 6-7 months ago. Now when I try to take pictures the lens comes out but I can't take a picture. and then a Lens Error message shows up on my screen and the lens closes. I can view pictures that I've already taken but that's it. I think the camera turned on while it was in my purse and somehow damaged the lens. What should I do?
Leaving the camera on and putting it where pressure is applied on the extended lens will damage the gears driving the lens mechanism in and out.There fore the problem was due to a broken gear mechanism.You need to bring it to a service/repair shop, b ... Casio Exilim EX-Z750 Digital Camera
I have a Nikon D40X camera with two lenses - one is 18-55 and the other is 55-200. Unfortunately, when I was at a wedding rehearsal, my 55-200 lens dropped off the pew on to the ground. It was not on the camera at the time and it has not worked properly ever since. My camera works properly with the 18-55 lens. Is there anything that can be done to fix it? Essentially, the camera can still focus, in and out, but when I try and push the button down, to take a picture, it just continues to refocus
It is broken - either you wear the cost and replace it, or send it to a lens specialist and have it reset. Without seeing it, it is impossible to ascertain the condition. Most lens repairers will give you a quote for only a few dollars.\015\012 ... Nikon D40X Digital SLR Camera Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens
I have a D5000 camera w/ kit lens VR 55-200, less than a year old. Recently and only occasionally what is happening is when I press the shutter release button, the lens won't focus, it won't move in or out and it makes a odd noise, not the usual lens motor noise, but an odd squeaking noise, like it's trying to move but is stuck. The only way to correct it is to either shut the camera off and turn it back on again, or switch to manual focus, then back to auto. The battery is full, so it's not
Your camera is still under the one year Nikon warranty. Call Nikon's repair depot at 1-800-NIKON-US (1-800-645-6687) 9AM-8PM EST, Monday to Friday. They will verify your warranty and assist you in returning it for repair. ... Nikon D5000 Digital Camera
My camera fell face first and although i did not damage the lens the tip of the lens area was sunk in now 1/2 the lens shutter works the other 1/2 does not close nor opens it just falls back when i tilt the camera to one side or use it backwards. can i get this fixed? or what can be the best solution?
Because the camera has been dropped KODAK might determine this fault as Out of Warranty\015\012An Out of Warranty repair for this model for this fault is about 48 pounds + shipping. KODAK also offers a Trade up option where you will have the op ... Kodak EasyShare C613 Digital Camera
My 2 year old son dropped the my husband's Canon G11 twice while it was open with the lens out. Now the lens won't retract or the shutter close. It gives me a 'lens error, restart camera' message and won't restart. I tried taking out the battery for a few minutes and replacing it and reopening the camera, but to no avail. I'm afraid of taking it to someone and having it opened as I know that the chances of damaging it that way are bigger. Please provide me with your soonest reply. Rania
Hi Rania. If you go with a place that knows what they're doing, the camera will be perfect again, sometimes even better as they'll service it all up at the same time. A site that a lot of people go to for help with the Canon Powershots is: ... Canon PowerShot G11 Digital Camera
I recently attended a wedding and brought my camera for photos. When i went to remove the 18-55mm Lens it was stuck and I cannot remove it. I do not want to force it off for fear of damaging the LENS or the camera body. Is there anything that I can do to safely remove this lens?
DO NOT FORCE IT !! Wiggle the lens while gripping it at the base and pressing the lens release as far in as possible. The release pin is stuck. ... Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS / 1000D IS Digital Camera
I was taking a picture of a moose at Yellowstone and changed lens. I forgot to turn off the camera before switching and the camera just shut down. It won't take a picture or focus the lens in AF mode? I can view my previous shots and downloaded them, but I can't take a picture!!!! And I am at Yellowstone and nowhere near a camera shop!!! PLEASE HELP!!!
Try reverting your EOS Rebel XS to its factory default settings:\015\012\015\012Under the 'wrench with three dots' icon, select 'Clear Settings' and press SET\015\012Select 'Clear all camera sett ... Canon EOS Rebel XSi Digital Camera
Nikon D40X camera and AF-S Nikkor lens 18-200mm will not autofocus. The camera and lens has woked beautifully until recently when I can no longer autofocus. Camera has not been damaged and no settings changed. Please help!
To my camera don't work this solution, tomorrow i go to nikon a try to solve this problem ... Nikon D40x Digital Camera
My camera says "lens error restart camera" is my camera done for? i can not geet the lens to open!?!?!?
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 ... Canon PowerShot SX100 IS Digital Camera
When I turn my camera on it says "lens error" and the lens will not open or extend at all, it sounds as though it is "stuck". There is no damage to the camera however. It sounds as though it is trying to open when I turn the camera on but it won't.
Hi, ... Digital Cameras
I just find it weird with the no lens problem. See after purchasing it and test was done the camera is quite okay. I've charge it for until its full and its ready for use for my trip. I'm pretty sure i did not dropped the camera and it was in my laptops case when i have the flight. then worst thing comes when i turned it on and at first the display is blurred again i turn if off and on, then the error lens came out. 4 days in the island i did not used this camera at all. by the time i went back
The island? Maybe sand got in the camera's lens holder - the cyllinder-shaped part that comes out. Or dust from the bag. Try a vacuume cleaner to take out any such thing but do not scratch the lens! Good luck ... Nikon Coolpix S4000 Digital Camera