Having problems with your Pentax Optio 50L Digital Camera ?

I have a pentax optio 50l and when i turn on the screen just says lens error what can i do?


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Usually "lens error" means that the lens can't be telescoped out, and it's not a good sign. You'll probably need to send the unit to tech repair.

If the unit does not make any noise at all, it could just be a loose motor connector (but it could just as well be a fritzed motherboard or a dead coil in the motor - which would require a unit replacement).

It could also mean that the internal electronics got stunned or the battery pack hasn't enough juice. So, before trying anything else, get a fully powered battery pack (or external power supply) and retry after leaving the camera "cold" with no battery for a couple of minutes.

If possible, try getting a battery with a slight overvoltage (e.g., replace rechargeable batteries with nonrechargeable ones, just this once).

If there is a grinding noise reminding of plastic cobs snapping together, that's probably exactly what it sounds like - the drive train of the lens broke, and again you'll have to get it replaced.

A very short grinding noise, immediately aborted, could mean you get incredibly lucky - there's a grain of sand or something like that in the telescope, and is wedged hard enough to immediately stop operations before the drive train gets damaged. Try looking with a strong light between the "rings" that make up the telescoping lens, and inspect the outside of the rings (if possible) for scratches. If the obstacle is visible you might be able to dislodge it with a hard plastic sheet (those used in OHP) used edgewise. Also try blowing air in the ring gaps.

You could also try to "help" the drive train by GENTLY pulling on the lens and pressing the power button, or keep the shutter button pressed while powering on (this should run the autofocus retraining and lens extension together).

This happened to me often on Casio cameras which are really good, but have the "rings" not packed close together enough, so that unless you keep them with great care, dirt will find a way to wedge in.
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