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Camera lens will not open. even with new batteries


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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
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Hello, I have a Canon powershot SX100 IS, and everytime i turn it on it beeps and says on the screen "lens error, restart camera". I have tried tapping it, shaking it a bit. turning on and off. Put in new batteries, taking memory card in and out. Turning it on at different angles. Connecting to the computer. But nothing is working, it wont even let me look at the photos when i press the play button, and that doesnt even require opening the lens! please help! thankyou.


Try these procedures. ... Canon PowerShot SX100 IS Digital Camera

When I turn on my camera, the lens does not extend, even after putting in new batteries. The camera is about 3 years old, and hasn't been used in the past year. Before, it worked fine, but now the shutter won't even open.


Try the procedures in this tip. ... Fuji FinePix A360 Digital Camera

When i turn on the camera the lens wont pop open even when the battery is fully charged.... i was taking pictures and it working fine turn the camera off and on again then the lens wont open anymore? i can still view all the pictures i took from the camera but cannot take pictures anymore coz of the lens wont open. i tried initializing the camera by going to set up it didnt work..msg error said turn the camera off and on again and i did but didnt work either many times i tried please help thnks!


The problem is\015\0121- some dirt somehow got on the outside of the lense. After it was retracted fully in, it prevents the camera from opening again. When you turn it on, if it opens a little bit, try to pull it out NOT too hard and let go ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-N2 Digital Camera

Lens error Hello, my son has a Nikon Coolpix L11 camera. Today he took it to school for the last day of class to get pictures of his friend. He says that when he took the camera out of his pocket, he noticed that the lens was half extended and open. When he turns the camera on, the lens assemply does nothing and the lcd displays a lens error. We have attempted removing the batteries and even trying fresh ones, but to no avail. I'm leary to open the camera without knowing first what I need to


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 get it fixed by a professional. ... Nikon Coolpix L11 Digital Camera

Sony DSC-W70 digital camera - Lens attempts to open when pressing the power button but fails with a message to turn off and back on again. Bought a new battery and still does the same thing. Sometimes can get lens to open if tapping it in the palm of your hand while it is attempting to open. Once lens is open camera works normally.


That's a common problem on Cybershot cameras, happened to me twice, the solution is to get it to a camera shop for repair.\012\012The cause could be dirt or a malfunction on the lens extending mechanism. ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W70 Digital Camera

My camera lens won't stay open or on even though I've put in new batteries.


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camer ... Kodak EasyShare C913 Digital Camera

Camera lens will not open. even with new batteries


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 ... Samsung Digital Cameras

I have a Canon Power Shot SX120 IS camera. I turned it on and the lens open a portion of the way and I got an error message that say, "Lens Error Restart Camera". I put fresh batteries in it this morning and have only taken about 10 pic's. I turned the camera off and removed the batteries then replaced with new ones but I still get same message. Please advise if you can.


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camer ... Canon PowerShot SX100 IS Digital Camera

I was using the camera when the lens became stuck out even with new batteries, it has now managed to go back in but the lens wobbles a lot and the lens doesnt close at the front, i think i need to take it in to be fixed but im worried it will cost more than a new camera


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camer ... Kodak EasyShare C360 Digital Camera

Dead My camera's battery died with the lens open. I have charged the battery and replaced it, but when i put it in, the light flashes green once and never turns on. The diplay never even flickers. So now I have a dead battery with an open lens.


Try taking your memory card out and then replacing the battery to see if you can get it to power on and get your lens to go back in. If that doesn't work you will probably have to send it in for repair. ... Casio Exilim EX-Z50 RED STAR Digital Camera

Battery Problem I bought a Nikon Coolpix L12 Digital Camera this past summer and have had no problem until last night. My camera turned off and said "battery exhausted." After changing the batteries twice with new batteries, the lens would open for a second then close and the camera turned off once again saying "battery exhausted." I don't know what happened. I had same problem. No matter how many times I have changed batteries, It works for a second then closes with signal saying "warning batt


These cameras have a internal battery that holds data for the camera to keep its settings. These batteries can be replaced but the camera has to be disassimboled to change it they should be able to be changed at a local camera shop pretty cheap. ... Nikon COOLPIX L12 Digital Camera

Lens won't retract and camera won't start even with new batteries


HiEither the fuse has blown or there is another problem with the main PCB or possibly the battery door indicator switch.Open the battery door, by the memory card slot is a tiny switch; is the black tab for the switch still the ... Canon PowerShot SD630 Digital ELPH / IXUS 65 Digital Camera

Lens won't retract and camera won't start even with new batteries


No. the lens are stuck.. give a smal force to push the lens... if not use a small pin ... Digital Cameras

Will a 1500 mAh battery work in a Kodak DX 7590? The original battery was a 1700 mAh. Everything else is the same as the original battery. I thought the original battery was going dead and wouldn't re-charge, so I bought a new battery. The camera acts like it wants to turn on, but doesn't. The power comes on briefly, but camera lens doesn't open. The ring around the settings dial flashes green., then turns to red, and shuts off. Please help!!!! I love this camera!!!


The answer is YES, the Kodak DX 7590 can be supported by a Li-Ion 1700 mAh battery. The only difference is that the 1700 last longer. Just make sure the one you just purchased is fully charged. Otherwise, exchange that battery from the store you b ... Kodak EasyShare DX7590 Digital Camera

Battery Problem I bought a Nikon Coolpix L12 Digital Camera this past summer and have had no problem until last night. My camera turned off and said "battery exhausted." After changing the batteries twice with new batteries, the lens would open for a second then close and the camera turned off once again saying "battery exhausted." I don't know what happened.


I just had this problem today myself, and looked everywhere online for a solution. I changed the batteries (to Panasonic), and it didn't help. But i tried different batteries (Energizers) and the camera started working again. ... Nikon Coolpix 3200 Digital Camera

Battery Problem I bought a Nikon Coolpix L12 Digital Camera this past summer and have had no problem until last night. My camera turned off and said "battery exhausted." After changing the batteries twice with new batteries, the lens would open for a second then close and the camera turned off once again saying "battery exhausted." I don't know what happened. Oh My Gosh. I have the same exact problem. My son just graduated high school and I missed half the pictures because of this. Way to captu


ITS NOT THE BATTERIES -- check out the internet (google "nikon coolpix battery exhausted" and you'll see hundreds of people are experiencing this glitch. best fix i've found so far: remove batteries and memory card, then replace batteries and t ... Nikon Coolpix L11 Digital Camera

I bought a Nikon Coolpix L27 Digital Camera this past summer and have had no problem until last night. My camera turned off and said "battery exhausted." After changing the batteries twice with new batteries, the lens would open for a second then close and the camera turned off once again saying "battery exhausted." I don't know what happened.


... Digital Cameras

Camera is 5 years old, It has been working fine. Batteries had become low and when I put new batteries in the camera switches on. the , the flash open, the viewer window lights up with set time and date option. The program dial shows low battery but I have tried three different sets of batteries. I have left the camera turned on as I write this and after a few minutes the lens does extend but when I tried it again it will no extend immediately as it should.


Make sure the batteries are the correct type and voltage for your camera. Also because of the age you may have corrosion on the battery contacts inside the battery compartment. If this is the case then no matter how many batteries you try they will n ... Digital Cameras

Jammed camera The lens on my Digimax S800 Samsung camera is stuck in the open position and when I put new batteries in it and tried to turn it on it beeped three times then shut off with the lens still in the open position. What's up with that? Will I need to send it in to the manufacturer? [email protected]


A temporary fix to power up is to press the menu and power button at\015\012the same time. When the lens is extended and it beeps, on my camera ,\015\012the lens is *stuck* Give it a gentle tug , then try the power button\015\012again ... Samsung Digimax S800 Digital Camera

I have this camera and the lens is locked open. When I put new batteries in it, I hit the power button and it will come on, if I touch anything...the camera does a loud 3 beep then shuts off. Lens still open. Is it hopeless?


Try removing the memory card if you have one and see if that make a difference. Some cameras and cards do not get along.If still same thing, try removing the batteries, press and hold power button for 5 full slow seconds, wait 10 minutes, ... Samsung Digimax S500 Digital Camera

Sony dsc-13 I have sony dsc-13 digital camera and suddenly after switching it on in picture mode and video mode the data(day nd time,flash....etc) appears on a black background on the lcd though the lens door is open and i can see my previouly stored pics in the camera lcd and also in my computer after connecting through usb.. so the problem is i take black pics and videos while the lens is open and the charger attached or on full battery,and the new taken pics displays black as well


Basically it is a Japanese Model from where u bought it u are lucky u can\015\012get it free of charge replacement just tell me which region u belong\015\012there is a known issue of CCD failure u will get free of charge repairs\015\012fo ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T3 Digital Camera

Wont turn on, shutter open at all times When I power on the camera, the shutter lens trys to open but it can't. I've purchased a new battery and fully charged it. The camera was purchased in May 2008. I've only used it about a dozen times. The last time was Christmas of 2008. Can you help ? Lens won't retract


... Olympus FE-280 Digital Camera

When I open the lens door the lens doesn't come out. So the camera is not activated. The battery is fine Its new battery I reblaced the camera completly not working please what is the problem and what is the solution thank you for your help.


From what I have seen the best two options for fixing this are to force it out... not to the point of breaking but try to guide it until it comes out the rest of the way. You can try using a plastic pry tool to try and force it out. I wouldn't recomm ... Canon PowerShot S50 Digital Camera

My camera turns on by itself even with the slide in front in the closed position. The screen then shows the warning that the lens cover is closed. When I open and reclose the lens cover in 10 or so seconds the camera turns itself back on and repeats with the lens cover closed warning. The only way for me to turn the camera off at this point is to remove the battery. Help!


Most likely some dirt, dust, or other particle is jamming the lens opening gears. You can try to spray some compressed air into the lens assembly, hopefully dislodging whatever is obstructing the lens cover. If this doesn't work, the camera wil ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77 Digital Camera

Digital camera I have a digital camera (Pentax Optio A10) and just recently the camera stop working. Every time I turn on the power button, the lens zoom out and a few seconds later the camera will turn off, and the lens will come back in. I bought a new battery thinking it help, but it still does the same thing. The camera is not even 2 years old yet and I paid over $300 for it. HELP?!?!


I had almost similar problems with my A10 from day one. The camera shuts down before the battery is depleted, most of the time while I was operating the zoomlens. I bought a new battery, but that didn't solve it. Later I decided to take it apart as a ... Pentax Optio A10 Digital Camera
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