Having problems with your Pentax Optio E10 Digital Camera ?

My friend dropped my Pentax T10 whilst it was open and now the lens wont stay out....it simply goes straight back in again - doesnt look damaged in any way?


Answers :

It is very possible it has been knocked out of alignment. When you look directly at the lens. Check the gap all the way around make sure it is the same. If not sometimes you can "click" the lens back in. Beyond that I would either have the camera repaired by a professional or buy a new camera. A comparable one is around 60-70$.
Thank you,
Lee
Hello and welcome to fixya.

The mechanics of the lens are very fragile, it doesn't have to look damaged for the internal parts to go out of alingment or brake.

It sounds like the camera is unable to extend or\015\012open the lens properly, this generally happens if the camera is dropped\015\012or if sand or similar gets inside the camera. often you will also see a error message on the cameras display about a lens error.

The issue could also be low battery, try a new set of batteries or make sure the current ones are fully charged.

Now In anycase lens error or not there is no easy\015\012home repair for this problem as it would require you to take the camera\015\012completely apart and possibly also the lens, and it might get\015\012completely ruined in the process, so that your pictures come out blurry\015\012and unfocused.

That is why I would recommend that you take the\015\012camera to a repairer, as there is hardly anything that we can do that\015\012would really help, unless you want to try tapping or hitting the camera\015\012from different sides and possibly shaking it and listening if there is\015\012something loose inside. That is assuming that it is a lens error that is causing the turning off. It could also be a electrical problem.

if something is loose inside then it\015\012would need to be taken apart and possibly if parts are broken they\015\012would need to be replaced, those parts may be really difficult to\015\012obtain or unavailable.

You should leave this repair to a professional.

My colleague Ginko has written a tip about this also, it might be helpful:
http://www.fixya.com/support/r2612386-lens_error

even if this is not a lens error it would still be difficult to repair at home due to the complexity\015\012of todays digital cameras, you need a professional to solve these\015\012issues, taking apart the camera is risky and you might not be able to\015\012put it back together anymore or it might stop working completely.

If you have any questions, please let me know by adding a comment to this page, I will respond as soon as I get the message.

Thanks,
Ekse
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