Having problems with your Pentax Digital Cameras ?

When I attempt to switch off the Optic E80 the lens stays out.


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Lens problems, aside from broken LCD displays, are the most common with digital cameras, and there's a simple reason for it. Inside the lens assembly, there are numerous tiny plastic gears that extract the lens, zoom it, and retract it. If lint, dust, dirt, or sand get in it, they can be easily jammed. If it gets bumped while extended, a gear can break a tooth. There are a number of things you can try, in hopes of getting it working again. There is an excellent web page that lists the steps, and explains the things to try. They say about 50% of the cameras can be fixed following their suggestions, so it's worth trying. In the event the camera is still not operating, be cautious about having it repaired, and get an estimate first. The cost of repair can easily exceed the cost of a new replacement camera. Here's the web page:
\015\012http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html
\015\012The blog says "lens error problems", but it applies to all lens problems. Good luck, and hope this helps!
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