Having problems with your Olympus Camedia C-50 Zoom Digital Camera ?

Why when opening the camera the lens will no longer extend out?


Answers :

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  1. First, make sure your camera has fresh batteries
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  3. Remove the batteries from the camera, wait for a couple of minutes, then put them back in and turn the camera on.
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  5. Try compressed air. With a fine tip blow off gun and dry compressed air (20 lbs) set the tip between the lens turret and the camera body and turn on the air while moving the tip around the lens. It should remove all dust and sand. Turn the camera on and it should function fine.
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  7. Another method is to tap the padded USB cover part on a hard surface, for example, a desk. Sounds simple, but it works.
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  9. Place the camera on it's back and look at the lens from its side. It may look slightly crooked. If this is the case, power up your camera and apply pressure gently to the side of the lens to center it. It should then extend fully.
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  11. Try forcing the camera lens. Turn off the camera. Place it on the back with the lens facing up and take a look at the spacing between the lens and the lens housing. If you notice that the gap is not even all the way around the lens, the problem should be easy to fix. This type of a problem usually occurs if the camera was dropped while the lens was extended. Simply - VERY GENTLY - press down the lens on the side where the gap is the biggest. You should hear a click as it pops back into place. If the lens is stuck at an angle, put the edge of the lens not the flat front, on the edge of a table and press the lens back towards the center. It will either click back in place and work or it will break off one of the three pins that ride in the grooves of the lens barrel. Try powering the camera back on.
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  13. If the lens doesn't extend at all or it extends and then retracts again, do the following. Turn the camera off. Take the camera in one hand and with the other gently take one part of the lens and gently move it round in a circular movement. Do so with both sections of the lens. You will hear a click as it pops back in place. Power the camera on.
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  15. Another version of this fix would be to pull and twist on the largest ring of the lens while turning the camera on. Listen for a click. If at first the focus seems to be off, turn the camera on and off and take lots of pictures, close ups and distance. Focus should slowly start improving.
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  17. If none of the methods work, you can dismantle the camera and try to clean the lens. You will need a professional to help you on this. If you have to idea or expertise to fix the unit, better to bring the camera to any Olympus service center.
Hope this initial info/idea helps.

Let me know for any clarifications.


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