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The lens does not come out when powered up - Pentax Optio S5z Digital Camera



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The lens error is due to failure of the lens control system. You can remove battery and card replace battery and while switching on tap the lens hood on your hands so as to disengage any dirt or mechanism being struck.
Use some air to blow between the lens to dislodge any sand particles struck inside. If none of these works then you can think of taking consensus with the service centre.
The servo of the motor can be struck or the motor could be faulty and so is not responsive. Also the drive to the motor could have failed. It is important that you are familiar to open such delicate devices to test. If not do not attempt. If the rest of the camera works then the fault can be minor. But take caution when checking.

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Get estimate before you decide. It will be good to have it checked at the Pentax service as you do not have to run around for spares.


Have you taken your camera to the Beach?
or even if it was stored in a hot place and cooled rapidly down some condense have caused your sensor to malfunction.(CORROSION BETWEEN CONNECTION OR EVEN SAND DUST BLOCKING YOUR MECHANISM)
try to open the camera and see if any corrosion is in place,(try to remover any debris!)...
IF IT WORKS AGAIN YOU ALL DONE
if it still does not work,....(this is a trick that repair shop use in their work shop)...
While camera is open and you can see inside, try to heat up a little the cameras inside with a Hair Dryer, reach a temp. about 50 C. (make sure you don't overheat cos you might create more damage)
then immediately without letting it cooling to much down install your batteries and see if it works!...if it does, it is cause due to bad connections, and this means that you need to solder over a few dry connections (basically the one of your switches....(make sure you don't melt your ribbons!!!...get some help if you need to!)
now this sounds strange, but it worked with mine very well, and have had no problems ever since!...i could actually say it made it stronger, (my kiddos dropped it a few times and still running)X fingers!
Please note that if you approach this steps it is at your own risk!....but then again, what is a difference of a non working camera and a damaged camera???...
you still can' use it!...and repairs are provably not an option, cos the new one are cheaper!
Good luck trying.
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