Having problems with your Olympus Camedia C-5000 Zoom Digital Camera ?

When I turn on my Olympus C-5000 digital camera, the lens comes out but it immediately goes back in so that I cannot take any photographs.

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So the camera was dropped, this often happens after being dropped or similar, basically the lens is extending out, but it encounters resistance, stops, and pulls itself back inside and turns the power off.\015\012
\015\012Basically something in the lens is preventing it from extending properly and it reverts back in, this is always or mostly caused by broken components, due to the drop. There is not much that you can do, you can try hitting the camera on the sides as you turn it on, try to help the lens extend etc, or even possibly try dropping the camera again.\015\012
\015\012All those suggestions can make the problem worse, or with some luck it might help, but most likely you will end up either taking apart the whole camera or if that is too much for you, you would have to take the camera to a repairer, or consider buying a new camera.\015\012
\015\012if you want to take apart the camera you can do so by unscrewing all the screws that you can find from it, check for hidden screws under any labels or soft objects, once all screws are out the casing of the camera will be held in place with plastic clips go around the openings of the case cracks with your fingernails or a flat plastic stick, or even a flat screw driver, but note that the screwdriver will leave bad looking marks to the case.\015\012
\015\012Inside the camera be extremely careful with any cables and connectors. I can't guarantee that you will be able to fix it, you might have to replace the whole lens assembly. \015\012
\015\012I feel its best to take it to a repairer if you want to save it.
\015\012This problem is caused by a problem with either
\015\0121) Not enough power reaching the camera
\015\0122) The lens guide which has either become slightly misaligned or disturbed by a particle of grit which is preventing the lens extending fully and therefore the camera detects an error and it retracts again.
\015\012The first thing you should do is remove the battery and clean the contacts on both the battery and the battery compartment itself with a soft pencil eraser. This has the effect of removing any residue that is preventing a good contact.
\015\012If the problem persists you should try a brand new battery to eliminate the power issue as being the cause.
\015\012In relation to the second issue of a lens problem please view this FixYa Tip which outlines several strategies for dealing with this.
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