Having problems with your Olympus SP-500 UZ Digital Camera ?

Turns on. Lens zooms in and out, gives me "Zoom Error", shuts off

\015 My Olympus SP-500 was working fine days before. It had not been dropped, or banged around in anyway. I took some pictures and after I was done, I placed it on my desk. A couple days later I went to turn it on, and now all it does is the lens zooms in and out, gives me "Zoom error", and then shuts off. I don't understand why it would decide to do that? If I switch the wheel to the playback mode, I can see my pictures, but still cant take photos at all.\015

Answers :

Your lens may need adjusting. This info may help . Other People solved problem. Lots of Info on this link.
\015\012
\015\012http://www.fixya.com/support/t102982-e_18_problem
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Olympus SP-500 UZ 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 :

Lens error The lens on my Sanyo VPC-E760 will not close. I was not dropped, I was using it to take a picture and turned it off, but the lens never retracted. Now when I turn it back on, it is stuck in zoom mode and give an lens error message when I try to zoom back out, then it shuts itself off. Battery is fully charged. Any suggestions?


Hey jennbrady24,\015\012 What is most likely causing the lens error is that something is obstructing the movement of the lens (i.e. sand). I would first try removing the batteries and the memory card and waiting at le ... Digital Cameras

Turns on. Lens zooms in and out, gives me "Zoom Error", shuts off


Your lens may need adjusting. This info may help . Other People solved problem. Lots of Info on this link. \015\012\015\012http://www.fixya.com/support/t102982-e_18_problem ... Olympus SP-500 UZ Digital Camera

Error-C1 I was on holiday in dusty hot conditions when my second hand camara became unusable. I turned the camara on to take a photo and the zoom lens and shutter became stuck. The screen went blue and 'error-C1' appeared on the screen. Every time I turned it on thereafter the same blue screen came up and it makes a strange mechanical noise when I turn it on. It also turns itself off after a few seconds but the zoom still doesn't shut. The battery symbol still appeared but it appeared to be out


Dirt /dust in the lens and lens gear box ( this drives zooming only ) preventing optimum functioning. Lens cannot properly come on line ( shutter and diaphragh mechanism then do not come on line ) and the camera switches off. Solution : is ether repl ... Kyocera Finecam S4 Digital Camera

Zoom Error? Whenever I turn my camera on it says "Zoom error". It won't let me zoom. The image is incredibly blurry. And even when I turn the camera off the lens doesn't shut all the way. I tried resetting it, but it had no effect.


Dirt in the focus motor drive gears right behind the lens at the front.\015\012It's a **** design (my opinion). The lens at the front moves in and out depending on your zoom level. It can come right out of the lens barrell at the front. So, if ... Fuji FinePix A500 Digital Camera

When I turn on the camera, it says "lens error, please restart". The lens doesn't open when you turn on the camera- it is like it is stuck shut. you can manually force it open, but it won't go automatically, and so it keeps on giving the error messages.


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 wi ... Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital Camera

Zoom error Today after using my camera for awhile the back screen displayed "zoom error" and a little sound whirled. Then the camera shut off by itself. I turned it on and off a couple of times, but without success. The lens is extended and will not withdraw back into the camera. I have taken out the batteries and re-inserted them. Finally, I gently pushed the lenses back to the body of the camera (as they seemed to be trying to go back to the camera), I am still getting the zoom error reading a


You may be true that sand must be creating this problem, as this happens very often. the sand enters into the lense assembly, creating friction in the movement. if this has happened total dismantelling and cleaning of the lense assembly will solve t ... Olympus Camedia C-350 Digital Camera

When I turn on the camera the zoom lense goes in and out and it says" PLEASE TURN CAMERA OFF AND THEN ON AGAIN" When I turn it off the lens stays out and when I run it on it gives the same error message and it will not focus or let me move the lens in or out.


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 wi ... Panasonic DMC-TZ5 Digital Camera

Lens Error Hi, When I turn on the camera, it says "Lens Error. Restart Camera." When you restart the camera, it gives you the same message. The Canon zoom lens will not go back into the camera. Help!


If you are sure that your battery is fully charged but still does not do any good, then do this little trick:1. Hold the camera on your right hand with the lens facing the ground.2. As you press the power on button, tap or hit ... Canon PowerShot A550 Digital Camera

Error 2111 on camera VPC-S750 when i try to zoom in it says lens error 2111 and shuts off. the lens does not close when i turn my camera off.


This is probably THE most common failure among digital cameras. There's a halfway chance of fixing it yourself, described here: http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html ... Sanyo Xacti VPC-S60 Digital Camera

Lens Error 0x01110000.Sanyo S1070. Turns on gives Error code then shuts off. Lens will not come out


See http://www.fixya.com/support/r13011856-lens_error ... Sanyo Digital Cameras

I have a canon A2200,it has got a lens error and when i turn it on it gives the following messages;lens error,will shut down automatically,restart camera.how can i restart my camera


Try these procedures. ... Canon A2200 Digital Camera

My Olympus SP-550UZ 18x optical zoom has a problem. I turn it on, and the lens starts coming out, but it get stuck, and the sounds is this clicking noise. Then on the screen it says ZOOM ERROR and red text. After the lens goes back in and the camera shuts off. I've had this problem for a while and I searched everywhere to fix it. Help!


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\015\012\015\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digit ... Olympus SP-550 UZ Digital Camera

I have a Nikon S230 (touch screen) and out of nowhere, it said "Lens error" whenever I turned it on, and zoomed in and out then just shut off. I got really mad since it was a new camera, and hit it a couple of times. The "Lens error" went away and it returned to normal, except now the screen and all the pictures I take are extremely blurry, please help!


HelloThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \015\012probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a pro ... Nikon COOLPIX S230 Digital Camera

My new panasonic lumixDMC-ZS8 14.1MP Digital camera gives me system error (zoom) when I turn it on.the lens will not open?


The systems control board has detected a fault wth the lens, over time dirt and grime collect in the len causing havoc, the other concern is the gears have jammed or got damaged, either way it is a major dis-assembly and it will be expensive. ... Panasonic Digital Cameras

When I turn the power on, the lens comes out then gives me lens error 0x0311, then shuts itself off and retracts the lens.


Lens errors are fairly common. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. O ... Digital Cameras

Lens error I have an ixus 230 HS - I turned it on the other day & I must have bumped the lens or something, as it shut down. The lens stayed out though & wont close, when i turn it on it starts beeping at me & "Lens error, Will shut down automatically. Restart camera" comes up on the screen, it then shuts down again. I have removed the battery & the memory card, but to no avail.


... Canon Digital Cameras

When turning on the camera I hear four chimes and then the screen reads "zoom error" and then the lens retracts and the camera shuts down. When the lens is extending it sounds like some gears are not meshing correctly and I can feel some vibration.


Hi,Here is a tip that I wrote about How toget a Digital Camera Lens to work againSteps toRepair a Digital Camera Lens\012heatman101 ... Olympus SP-550 UZ Digital Camera

The camera keeps coming up with error code E18 and the zoom lens is not going in and out when you turn it on and off It will not go in far enough for the lens cover to shut


HelloThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \015\012probability is that yo ... Canon PowerShot SD550 / IXUS 750 Digital Camera

When turned on, lens zooms out and in several times then shuts off. lens error appears on screen.


Try the procedures in this tip. ... Nikon COOLPIX S230 Digital Camera

When I turned camera on it gives me a lens error and the lens doesn't open and camera shuts off


This problem frequently indicates low batteries. If the batteries are new/fully charged, your fix could be as simple as cleaning the camera's battery contacts,\015\012or it could be something more serious and expensive. Before you pay\015\012for ex ... Kodak EasyShare One Digital Camera

Zoom Error Just bought an Olympus SP550 Ultra Zoom for my daughter. In less than 24 hours the cam developed a problem. When she turns it on, the zoom lens goes part way out, a message "zoom error" shows on the screen, and it powers itself off. We thought it might just be the batteries, but new ones didn't help. Similar problem with SP-560UZ On power up lens clicks & sticks when zooms out. Then get "zoom error" & powers off. Tried new batteries, helping lens out. Leaving batteries out. Could not


I think a grain of sand was blocking the zoom tubes. This will not work if the camera has been dropped & the zoom apparatus is bent. It is entirely at your own risk & may invalidate any guarantee but they may charge anyway if you have got san ... Digital Cameras

Lens error my camera keeps saying lens error and then shuts off My Kodak M753 digital camera is telling me "lens error: 1,1,5,1,0,0", how can I fix this? - I have no proof of when I bought it, so a refund is out of the question. my camera was covered by luggage and now when i turn it on, it says lens error I dropped my digital camera just recently back in October and all of a sudden when I turn the camera off the lens is still out when it's suppose to be in... I really don't know how that hap


This is probably THE most common failure among digital cameras. There's a halfway chance of fixing it yourself, described here: http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html ... Fuji FinePix A345 Digital Camera

Is there any way I can get my camera back to normal! I turned it on and it said "focus error". When I shut it off to see if it would start over correctly it would not close the lens. I turned it on and the lens closed and then opened again and wouldn't focus. I turned it off and the lens won't shut. How weird is that? It obviously is capable of opening and closing but seems to be reversed and makes a funny noise when it can't shut at the right time. Can I wiggle or giggle something? I bo


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 g ... Digital Cameras

Lens error My zoom will not work. I can take pictures if I don't zoom, but as soon as I try to zoom in, the screen goes black, the camera beeps a few times and a message that says "lens error, restart camera". However, upon restarting the camera, nothing changes - it still won't zoom!. Also, when turning on the camera, when the lens first comes out...it sounds funny, like it is puttering. Help?


Powershot S3 IS: lens error message, lens juddering on startup but not \015\012coming out. Tried all tricks on internet without success, so decided to \015\012dismantle camera. Localised fault to optical position encoder on first \015\012transfer gea ... Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera

Sanyo vpc-E870 Most of the time my camera won't turn on at all and when it does it says lens error 11, then shuts off... When I'm lucky it'll turn on so I can review my pics but shortly after it says lens error 27 and once again shuts off!!!!


The lens is moved from its orignal position and needs reallignment.thats the only problem.get it reallighned at local camera repair center.this will solve the problem. ... Sanyo VPC-S7 Digital Camera
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.lionebra.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.4425 seconds