Having problems with your Samsung SL102 Digital Camera ?

My camera lense is stuck it won't go back in the camera. also it has a blurry picture so i can't see through it. everytime i turn it off it makes a beep noise. the problem that caused it was that it fell out of my hands and fell on the floor. PLZ HELP!!!!!!!!!!!


Answers :

Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera
This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camera. Some common error messages that might show up on the LCD's of cameras with this problem include "E18 lens error", or "lens error, restart camera". Some cameras might show nothing at all, but merely make a beeping noise as the lens goes out, then in, then the camera shuts off. Sometimes the lens won't even move.
Fix #1: Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh set of batteries back in (preferably rechargeable NiMH 2500mah or better) and turn the camera on. If that didn't work, try pressing and holding the Function or OK button while turning the camera on.
Fix #2: Remove the batteries, then remove the memory card. Then install new batteries, and turn on the camera. If you get an Error E30, it means you don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the memory card and turn it on one last time.
Fix #3: Insert the cameras Audio/Video (AV) cable, and turn the camera on. Inserting this cable ensures that the camera's LCD screen remains off during the start process. Thus extra battery power is available to the camera's lens motor during startup. This extra power can be useful in overcoming grit or sand particals that may be jamming the lens. If the AV cable doesn't fix the lens error by itself, consider keeping this cable installed while trying fixes 4, 5, and 7 as a means to provide extra help to these fixes. But note that I DON'T recommend keeping the cable installed during Fix 6 as you may damage the AV port while tapping the camera. Reinsert the cable only AFTER tapping the camera.
Fix #4: Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the ceiling. Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time press the power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to autofocus while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins in their slots.
Fix #5: Blow compressed air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations include blowing with a hair dryer in "no heat" setting, or sucking the gaps with a vacuum (careful with this one).
Now we're entering into the realm of potentially damaging your camera in conducting the fix. There is definitely some risk here, so take care when conducting the following two fixes.
Fix #6: Repeatedly tap the padded/rubber usb cover on a hard surface with the intent of dislodging any particles that may be jamming the lens. Other variations include hitting a side of the camera against the palm of your hand. A lot of people have reported success with this method. HOWEVER, there is also some potential for damaging or dislodging internal components with this method, such as unseating ribbon cables, or cracking LCD screens.
Fix #7: Try forcing the lens. More people have reported success with this method than with any of the other methods. HOWEVER, there's obviously some potential for damaging your camera by using this method. Variations include gently pulling, rotating, and/or twisting the lens barrel while hitting the power button. Attempt to gently straighten or align the barrel if it's crooked or twisted. Another variation includes looking for uneven gaps around the lens barrel, and then pushing on the side of the lens barrel that has the largest gap (note pushing the lens barrel all the way in is NOT recommended as it may become stuck there). While doing any of the above, listen for a click that indicates that the lens barrel guide pins may have reseated in their guide slots. If you hear this click, immediately stop and try the camera.
Okay so i had the same problem and i had droped it thats why it didnt work. But look closly at your lens and make sure its not crucet if it is then gentally put it back into place. Hope this helps
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Samsung SL102 Digital Camera

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

My camera lense is stuck it won't go back in the camera. also it has a blurry picture so i can't see through it. everytime i turn it off it makes a beep noise. the problem that caused it was that it fell out of my hands and fell on the floor. PLZ HELP!!!!!!!!!!!


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camera. Some common error messages that might show up on the LCD's of cameras with this problem include "E18 lens error", or "lens error, restart ... Samsung SL102 Digital Camera

Lens stuck Please help me, I tried to turn on my camera today (it had been working fine before) and when I tried to switch it on the lens would not fully it open and my camera was making a whirling noise. The screen is black and will not take photos. The lens won't open fully and when it does eventually close has difficulty doing so. The camera then makes a beep beep beep noise and displays "Please turn the power on and off again". Please help I can't live without my camera and can't afford


If the lens is not coming out, its stuck, or it wont completely open or close, that is the lens assembly, that needs to be repaired. You need to take it to somebody, that can either repair it or replace it for you. There is nothing that can be done, ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P8 Digital Camera

Shutter problem hi! My camera DSC-P52 , which is a year old, is giving me some strange problems. When i switch it on , the shutter doesnt open completely and makes a weird crackling noise and then beeps a few times and it says on the display to shut down and switch on the camera again. And then if I point to setup and switch it off it closes. Any solutions. please help. thanks anshul agrawal


I have the P51 (2MP) and lens cover also gets jamned opening and closing most of the time and gave same message as yours. The camera was out of warranty and my Sony dealer said it was pointless reparing it as it would cost half the price of a new (an ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P52 Digital Camera

My camera is a samsung ES67. If the camera is off the lens will not go in all the way which causes the lens cover thing to not close. I can not watch videos anymore. When I try or shut the camera off it makes a beeping noise that it has never made before. Can you help me?


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digi ... Digital Cameras

Lens stuck I have had this problem twice with this camera, the first time I exchanged the camera for a new one. The second time the batteries went dead and the lens was out. It won't turn on and makes this beeping noise when I do try to turn it on. I tried changing out the batteries, but nothing seems to help.


Here is how I fixed this problem. I grasped the lens around the base (larger part) like you would if you were going take off a beer bottle cap. Very gently while sliding my thumb and index finger around the lens, I rocked it back and fort ... Polaroid I533P Digital Camera

My camera fell on my floor when I was trying to film a video. Now it is stuck with the lens out, and when I try to turn it on it makes a weird noise, stops, makes it again, makes a new 'bloop' powering off noise, and that's it. I can click the little play button in the square to view my pictures and it will make noise and turn on and I can go through my settings but it will not let me switch to actual camera/video mode! What do I do?


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digi ... Samsung SL605 Digital Camera

Hi since last week (camera fell to the floor) the camera is not able to show the pictures on the display screen. The screen does however display pictures before it fell, so it seems the problem is in the camera and not in the screen. Help needed. Thanks


HelloThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel\012 after dropping it. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \012probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.Use\012\ ... Digital Cameras

My camera makes 3 beeping noises, wont turn on * HELP


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\015\012\015\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digit ... Polaroid i830 Digital Camera

When I turn on the camera, it makes a whirring noise while the lens pop out only halfway. Then it makes a beeping noise 3 times then turns off again. HELP!!!!


... Samsung SL201 Digital Camera

I take a few shots and get the Error message 30 on my 50D- Always need to shut it off and then back on. Since I did soe net surfing, and since the camera makes a clear noise whn it goes into error mode, I am thinking it is surely a shutter problem. Anyone there confirm that it is a shutter problem? Note I was using a Sigma Lens at the time, so the little boys at my local shop are saying it is "not" the camera...of course it is still in warranty. I am looking for any HELP or ADVICE! Tony C


HelloThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel\015\012 after dropping it. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \015\012probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.Use\01 ... Canon Digital Cameras

Digital camera well i have a sanyo digital camera it has 8.1 mega pixels and why i was tryna hand my friend the camera it fell on the floor............. the camera isnt broke it comes on and everything its like the lens is jammed and i need to find someone that can un jamm it because when i turn it on it cuts back off be cause the part that come out when u turn it on is jammed.


Greetings queen_kayla1,\015\012\015\012Unfortunately any type of impact damage will void most manufacturers and extended warranties. You can have this repaired at any qualified repair center, however you would need to pay for the repair. ... Digital Cameras

Nikon Coolpix S10 Problem: Lens Error The camera is less than a year old and "Lens Error" has suddenly appeared on the LCD screen. The camera makes a vibrating noise when it turns on then stops. I can do nothing with the camera including shutting it off. I need to take out the battery to shut it off. Help!!!


You can take pictures ( without VR function ) by starting your camera from play button then switch to photo !Lens error appear after a shock . VR mechanism have piezo actuators glued with epoxy resin together with an c ... Digital Cameras

Lens Problem Hello, I'm Kento from the states. I purchased the CASIO EX-Z700 series. However, I accidentally dropped the camera when the camera was on and the lens was extended. It makes a grating sound, and the monitor screen said "Lens error". Now, the camera is turned off with its lens extended. When I see the lens from the top, the lens position is more concentrated to the right, and the gaps between each lens is bigger on the left hand side of the lens. I sincerely hope this would help y


Hi Kento,Thanks for accurate description, the problem is cristal clear.As often happens the lens had been damaged by the shock.All you can do is trying gently to push the lens inside with your finger while turning ... Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z700 Digital Camera

Lens/focus err My fuji camera has had this problem for 2 months now- My lens is stuck open, and all the way out, and when I turn on the camera it says focus err. When I turn it off, the camera makes some noise, but the lens does not retract, I have tried taking the battery out and all that. Help


I had the problem with my lens not retracting. I took out the battery for a moment and when I put it back in the lens would retract and everything worked fine again. ... Fuji FinePix F700 Digital Camera

Camera malfunction when press power button on camera, lens wont come out, it makes 3 loud beeping noises then goes off, have inserted new batteries but this as not helped


Mine is doing exactly the same arrrrrrrraaaaaahhhhh ... Olympus SP-350 Digital Camera

I received the HP CB350 digital camera for Christmas and I havn't been able to use it! The flash does not work. I've tried reading the manual, new batteries, and changing the flash to all the time and nothing works. When I take a picture, the flash makes a crackling noise, but does not flash. I'm about to throw the camera away cause it's junk with no flash. Please help.


The flash sounds dead. The camera has a warranty....use it. ... HP CB350 Digital Camera

My Insignia NSDSC10A Digital Camera fell on my living room floor and when i turn it on,it shows the insignia logo with three beeps and the lens slide only halfway. can you help me fix it because i love that camera


Hi,There are very less chances to fix it, however you can give this a try. I will list below all the possible troubleshooting that you can do to try and fix the issue.The 3 beepsTh ... Insignia NSDSC10A Digital Camera

The camera was working fine until I purchased a pack of kodak rechargeable batteries. After a week or so of using them my camera stop coming on when I would press the power button, it would make this beeping noise and the lens wouldn't extend. After continuously pressing the power button I got it to come on but again the lens did not extend and the screen was frozen. Why am I having this problem and how can I fix it?


Having gone over a month with no response, I assume this is no longer a problem. ... Samsung Digimax S600 Digital Camera

Hi, my camera went out of battery and the lens was out. Now I put the battery and it tuns on, the lensdoesnt move and then makes 3 beeps and shuts down, and it fell also. It was a present and I dont want to buy aother camera. Do you have a customer support so I ca send it (if the problem can not b solved).


It may help to install not only new, but high power ALKALINE batteries in the camera, then trying turning it on and off. ... Samsung Digimax S500 Digital Camera

I was at the Beach, and sand got in my lens.. when I turn My camera On, The lens come out a tiny bit then go back in.. and the camera makes a beeping noise. Please Help!!!!!


Needs to be repaired by cleaning it out. There's probably sand in there.\015\012Contact the manufacturer for further details on the issue including a price schedule for repair or replacement, depending on how old the camera is and whether it's ... Digital Cameras

Hi welcomejee, I read all your solutions regarding the digital camera Sony DSC N2. I really have to thank you for your precious Some of the problems are very similar to mine: After the camera fell on the ground from about 2 meters in off mode the lens would come out and immediately back in 4 times in a row. After that the lens is back in, a beeping sound comes up and on the display it is written to "Turn the power off and on again". Of course that does not help at all. The lens is opening


George, this is most likely a lens issue, and more precisely, probably a stripped gear when it fell. You will have to disassemble the entire unit to get at the lens assembly, and will probably be a professional by the time you get through! ... Digital Cameras

What..... Don't know what is wrong with my olympus. When i open the cover to take pictures the orange and green lights falsh and it makes a noise.. like a beep a couple of beeps really and then it goes off. Like it is shouting at me and then it goes off.please help. I love this camera


At my place, the xd picture card was broken. ... Olympus Camedia Stylus 300 Digital Camera

Hi. When I power up my Canon A75 to take a picture, the screen is purple, not black. Is this also a sensor problem? Also when the camera is turned on or off, the lens retraction or extension mechanism makes an odd noise in addition to the normal sound. As far as I know, this camera has not been dropped. Thanks for your help.


The purple screen is also an indication of sensor failure, However, the odd noise could any of a number of things from sand/gunk in the gear mechanism, a damaged tooth on a gear, etc... But still, recommend that you contact Canon to arrange the adv ... Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera

I accidentally dropped the camera from my hands (im a about 4'10"), and now when i turn it on it makes weird noises. Also, theres an alert that says "turn the power off and on again" on the camera screen, and even after turning it off and on again, it doesnt work and the alert wont go away. But, i can still look at old pictures, just not take them. help! :(


LinkHello,If the camera has been dropped and badly damaged - physically, best to do is to send it to the nearest Authorized Deale ... Sony Cybershot DSCW370 Digital Camera

When i turn on my camera. it loads and than it makes a beeping noise and than a black screen comes up and says lens problem. restart camera!


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.Use\012\012\ ... Canon PowerShot D10 Digital Camera
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.lionebra.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.5276 seconds