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Lense will not extend, or if it does it retracts after a short while. Batteries appear to be OK


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After talking, without any success, to your expert I tried experimenting. It seemed like the sliding lens cover was the main reason for it to behave as it did. It turned out that the lens cover had a worn track and did not always operate the lens motor switch to open it, or pressure on the cover caused the lens to retract. All it needs is a new sliding cover.
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Lense will not extend, or if it does it retracts after a short while. Batteries appear to be OK


After talking, without any success, to your expert I tried experimenting. It seemed like the sliding lens cover was the main reason for it to behave as it did. It turned out that the lens cover had a worn track and did not always operate the lens mot ... Olympus Digital Cameras

HELP!! I am having a real Kodak moment. I have a Kodak M883, The wall charger says the battery is full but when you put the battery in the camera the camera turns on, the lense extends, battery reads empty, the lense retracts and the camera shuts down.


Hello : \015\012 \015\012It seems that the battery is dead or the battery base is rusty or there's isolation stuff on it . Try to clean the base first . If that didn't help , then I recommend you to replace the ... Kodak EasyShare M883 Digital Camera

Camera powered on, lenses extended, then got an E18 error message. Won't take pics, lenses won't retract. Tried charging battery, no difference. Powers up, powers off, that's it.


Canon E18 error happens when the lens gets stuck while trying to extend. There is a step-by-step tutorial (with pictures) for fixing this yourself on this ... Canon PowerShot S410 / IXUS 430 Digital Camera

My DSC-W230 froze up after taking a photo. The camera appears to have no power and the lense remains extended. The battery is orginal and when placed in charger, the charged lit comes on. How can one tell if the battery or camera is bad?


Unfortunatly, the real test is with another battery. A Camera shop word be gracious to test that idea even radio shack had done it for me as they test my battery more then once. So it would need to be tested with a new battery that is the only true ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S750 Digital Camera

My cannon g7 just stopped workng. its like it had a power short or something. all power just shut down. it left the lens out. ive tryed swapping the battery ive checked the battery cover is properly shut. but no lighs will appear and the camera wont do anything and the lense is still out.. should i pull it apart my self and have a look. could it be dust or sand or something stopping a conection?


Common problem. \015\012refer this solution #1\015\012http://www.fixya.com/support/t2238145-canon_powershot_g7_just_wont_turn_no ... Canon PowerShot G7 Digital Camera

Canon digital IXUS 400. The lens will not retract. When turn on the monitor lights up after bleep , it then bleeps again, E18 appears in the left hand corner and then it powers off. The lens remains extended. Can you advise how to correct the error? I have tried charging the battery and cleaning the contacts.


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. ... Canon PowerShot S400 / IXUS 400 Digital Camera

When powering up my cyber-shot N50, the lens extends and retracts several times, then a message appears, "Turn the power off and on again" I can download to laptop, took battery out, charged up and put back in.


Hi, \012 \012 The exact steps can be provided with the correct model #. The model # starts with "D". ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F55 Digital Camera

The lense on my P200 will not retract properly, a message appears to sturn power off and on again, but the problem persists, battery is well charged and has been removed to see if it will cure the problem, but it won't - any ideas?


Hi,I Hope the steps below should be helpful in fixing your camera issue. ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P200 Digital Camera

Hi, the lense on my Pentax extended when first switched on, then it appeared the power just went. I have checked the battery and it is fully charge. Nothing happens when you press the on/off button, there is no green light around the switch nothing. Can you help has my loyal Pentax died. Regards...Ian


Have you gone thru your trouble shooter or your task magager in your phone ... Pentax Optio S4i Digital Camera

My DMC_FX500 When in a record mode after about 10 seconds the LCD comes up withe the message ... "Please Turn Camera Off and then On Again". The lens retracts and then extends again but this message reappears whenever the camera is turned off and then on again. Can still view previous pictures I Can take pictures within that 10 seconds Only. Any ideas what might be causing this message to appear? I Have "dampened" a cotton earbud with Isoproply alcohol and cleaned inside the battery comp


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 ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500 Digital Camera

Turned it on. lens extended then it shut off but did not retract. Changed batteries, to be sure. But will not turn back on. get a single flash of green light next to sight lense above screen


... Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera

Power issues. Just recently I've encountered a problem with my camera. After plugging it into my computer (And not noticing the power surge notification on the desktop while doing so). It locked up and powered itself off. I tried turning it back on, and it turned on for a split second then shut off without retracting the lense. I switched batteries and it retracted the lense, but I tried powering it on and the lense only came halfway out and it powered off. I've tried 4 fresh sets of batteries a


You sdaid power surge on the laptop.\015\012Thus suggests that this may have affected the camrera.\015\012I would think a 'repair' if such is possible will be near the cost of replacement.\015\012Only Olympus can advise ... Olympus FE-115 Digital Camera

My problem began with the lense cover not fully opening up. When I gently manually opened it all has been fine. As of yesterday, now when I power on, the entire lense is not extending, or extends and camera states to power on and off. I have tried this numerous time, tried recharging battery, taking battery in and out, to no avail? Any suggestions?


Door gear is broken,so that its happening ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S40 Digital Camera

Battery died while lense extended and now will not power up.


Some of these cameras that have a lens that extends use gears to extend the lens. The gears can strip or get clogged with fine debris and jam the lens. Usung good quality rechargable batteries NOT ALKALINE will usualy have the power to drive the lens ... Sony Digital Cameras

Z612 will not format an SD card... 1GB??? Also battery life is very short... have used Kodak battery and a LENMAR DLK8000. And more... lens does not extend when camera turned on! Best Buy has had the camera twice in the past 2 months to try and fix... They have done nothing other than suggest I use Kodak batteries... I used a NEW Kodak and a LENMAR and have been for 2 years... why issues now at the end of my extended warranty with Best Buy????


Your camera has been designed to work with SD cards up to 1GB but in my experience there are often compatibility issues with different brands of SD cards especially when they're right on the limit of what the camera can handle.You've said ... Kodak EasyShare Z612 Digital Camera

On/Off Switch Hi My problem with the 5050Z is as follows; When I switch the camera on the lens extends and then retracts but not always. This can carry on until I turn it off. On the odd occasion that this does not happen, should I lightly touch the on/off switch (but not move it) the lens begins to retract and extend again until I turn it off. Has anyone experienced this problem, if so, is there a solution? I've tried removing the batteries for 24 hours to force the camera to fully res


I too have experienced the same situation .... I have THREE C-5050's and "REGULAR" part seems to occure when the camera is overworked, or WARM. Does your camera become warmer is you are shooting many picturees one after the other? When it cools down ... Olympus Camedia C-5050 Zoom Digital Camera

Sony Digital Still Camera DSC-P100/P120 I ran my camera till battery ran dry. Camera lense remained protruded. After recharging, the acess flash came on asking me to awitch off power and restart my camera. This I did but lense will not retract when closing down. The camera charges up ok and I have tried removing battery to solve problem to no avail. Any suggestions. I am considering taking a screwdriver to it to remove back of camera. Please help. Kindes regards John Burleigh, Scotland


HI there,There is definitely some risk here, so take care when conducting the following fixes.\015\012\015\012Repeatedly tap the padded/rubber usb cover on a hard surface with th ... Digital Cameras

My olypus fe-360 cam's lens wont retract or extend unless the battery is taken out. When the power button is pushed the camera's lens comes out as it should normally, but the screen is blank and it beeps If I take out the battery and put it back in the lens does retract back into the camera. I have not dropped this camera nor have I gotten it wet... what do you think the problem is?


... Olympus FE-360 Digital Camera

Dropped Sony Ciber-shot when lense was extended. Will not fully extend or retract now. How do I remove lense assembly to reset position.


Sir,\015\012open your camera,beside the cam part u can see the small gearbox, un screw this part and disconnect it from the base, then slowly turn the lense assy to both side carefully, dont give force. if the lense assy becom loose, fix the ge ... Digital Cameras

I have a Kodak EasyShare Z1485 IS, the lens barrel is stuck in the furthest extended position. It was left alone and not operated for several months, though I have replaced the battery. The camera turns on for about 3 seconds at a time, I tried to turn it on several times with the lens barrel inching forward each time. It stopped going forward and has become stuck in what appears to be the furthest-extended position.There does not appear to be any particulates obstructing the lens barrel as far


Your camera almost certainly has a lens error ... Kodak EASYSHARE Z1485 IS Digital Camera

I have a Canon PowerShot S5 IS, and a few months ago I started getting a lense error whenever I went into phototaking mode. Every once-in-a-while when I went into the "view pictures" mode, the lense would retract itself, but when I tried to take pictures again, the lense would go out and "lense error. restart camera" would appear on the screen. A few weeks ago I finally got my camera fixed at a shop. I got the camera back and used it for about a week, now the same problem is happening. I've


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. ... Canon PowerShot S5 IS Digital Camera

Lens error when trying to power on camera. no dirt in lens. lens extends buzzes retracts and turns and then repeats before fully retracting. Can see camera focusing while cycling and retracting. lens error appears on screen at end of cycle. tried tapping camera and lens body to dislodge dirt as well as compressed air on lens body without success. any ideas?


HelloThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel\012 after dropping it. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \012probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.Use\012\012\01 ... Nikon Coolpix S210 Digital Camera

I have a small Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 camera. After fully charging the battery I am all of then sudden getting this error message :"please turn camera off and then on again." When the camer is OFF the lens is extended and open. When I move the camera to ON the lens moves in to the closed position closes, then reopens, extends, tries to focus, is unable to and the error message appears "Please turn camera off and then on again" This cycle just repeats. The lens is able to extend it is not st


Hi,Checkout this tip about digital camera error messagesLens Errorfix for Digital Cameraheatman101 ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 Digital Camera

Pentax Optio 555 Digital Camera. Once I have taken a couple of photos in a row, the camera continually flashes red & green. Like it is continually thinking. I cannot then even get the camera to shut down eithout removing the battery or just leaving it until it times itself out. If i remove the battery, I still have to turn it on & then off again to get the lense to retract. Can you help to solve this problem. It does it no matter what the charge in the battery is like. Full or half used.


Hello ... Digital Cameras

Camera I went to change my batteries with the camera still on my shooter lense did not retract and when I put the new batteries in I now have no power it is not working at all. I checked the batteries and still nothing


Hmmmm?\015\012\015\012try diffent new set of battiers I found bad brand new batteries before. also notice the + and - (- is bottom of battery) and make sure bat. door is snugly closed.\015\012\015\012other than that your camera just broke down.\015\0 ... Pentax Optio 60 Digital Camera
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