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Grit in automatic lens cover of Sony Handycam DCR-DVD403E so won't fully open or close - any ideas?
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Grit in automatic lens cover of Sony Handycam DCR-DVD403E so won't fully open or close - any ideas?
Can you blow it out with a hairdryer on cool? CAREFULLY ... Digital Cameras
Kodak EasyShare C513 lens cover will not open fully automatically. tap on side of lens and the baffles will open and camera works. turn camera off, lens retracts and baffles close. have tried blowing any foriegn matter from lens interia.
I had a friend that ran into the same problem, but his solution is not what I would recommend but it did work for him. He used sewing machine oil and applied a tiny amount less than a drop to the crevice of the camera body and the outer lens housing, ... Kodak EasyShare C513 Digital Camera
Hi my son dropped my digital camera while the lens was extended and now it wont retract and it says zoom error also the shutter wont open fully or close, the lens is at a slight angle and wont budge do i have to take it to get repaired or can i pull it apart myself thanks
HiIt helps to know the make and model of the camera, some cameras the lens is too fragile and we have never been able to repair them. Other models we have had a great deal of success repairing them. (Google: darntoothysam)One ... Digital Cameras
Lens Error! I dropped my camera on the floor, and now the lens wont open fully or close. The LCD says "lens error,restart camera." But even when I turn the camera off, it still happens. Its a Canon Power Shot A550. I need to find out how to fix my camera without breaking it some more.
Same problem. The lens is stuck in the zoom position. When the camera is turned on, the lens moves a just afraction like it want to fully open or close, then the camera beeps and prompts with the "Lens Error" Restart Camera. Solutions? ... Canon PowerShot A550 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
The automatic lens cover on my Panasonic TZ3 doesn't fully open or close.
See my solution to this common problem on other questions from those with same problem. ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Digital Camera
Lens stuck open will not retreat battery fully charged when it is turned on lens moves in and out but will not fully close
The problem you are describing is a problem with something in the lens assembly of the camera. It seems to have failed and needs to be replaced. Following are the instructions to send your camera to Olympus for service.\015\012\015\012 ... Olympus FE-280 Digital Camera
Nikon Coolpix L12 It has a constnat lens error screen Accidentally sat on my camera when it was on, with the lens fully dialated. Now it will open, but will not close all the way and Lens Error appears occassionally... 3 x out of 5. It seems to get stuck when opening and closing, rather off-center
Yes all cameras come with a maufacturers 1 year guarantee - against workmanship or manufacturing defects. \015\012 Basically if it works when you get it, they can walk away saying it must be your fault it's broken because it used to work. ... Digital Cameras
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
Hi The lens cover on my Olympus mju 770sw wont open when I turn it on. I can still view all my pictures and see everything on the screen and if I hold the lens cover open I can see everything and even take pictures but it wont open on its own, although it does close on its own when I turn it off. Please help!
... Olympus Stylus 770 SW Digital Camera
The camera has not been used for some time. First up it would not open at all. Then following clues in support response t4613896 fix 1,2 and 4 I got the lens out, grabbed it before it retracted and rotated it a little. Finally got the lens opening, and retracting, nearly normal. Now when it opens there is a click at the end of its travel, and ditto when it closes, which sounds louder than usual. Sometimes it does not fully retract so I gently push it home - when I next open, the lens completes t
Unless you're a professional photographer who depends on the equipment for your living, don't worry about it and continue clicking away. If the worst happens and your camera fails, your life will continue....maybe even with a new camera. ... Digital Cameras
When I press the on/off button to open my camera a message appears stating 'Lens error' and the lens automatically opens and closes a couple of times before closing so I cannot take any photographs. How can I fix this?
Hi!Most likely the focus is stuck. Could be sand or some dirt inside focus gears. They're very small for these lens which are used in many Nikon, Olympus, Casio and other cameras so even one small piece of sand can block the focus system. The o ... Nikon Coolpix S210 Digital Camera
When powering on and off, the lens does not fully open(when turning on) and does not fully close(when turning off). When it occasionally opens all the way the lens will not focus properly.
Try the procedures in this tip. ... Samsung S860 Digital Camera
I slipped while hiking and sat on my Canon PowerShot SC 210 IS which was in my back pocket (dumb). The shutter cover now does not fully close nor open. I can move it open with my finger, but it will not close fully. There is a visible dent in the rim around the lens cover shutter thingy. Am I screwed?
HiNo, yours is not screwed if any other camera function work.I would like to help you. Could you photo the dent area and post here. After that I can help you. ... Digital Cameras
Turns on, but lens won't open fully. Turn off and lens opens up. Have to push lens back into camera to get "doors" to close on lens part.
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 ... Digital Cameras
My ex Z1000 wont take pictures. i turn the camera on the lens goes in and out some times it looks like its going to let me take a picture and then the lens closes back into the camera and the screen goes black. It looks like the cameras off but I push the play button on top and it lets me view pictures. I don't think its the lens because the lens seems to open and close fine. Ive only used this camera 3 times and it has been stored safely so Im not sure what happened. It will only let me get int
Your camera problem has the problem chance. Fisrt you should try with full charge battery. sometime weak battery cause also. Second main pcb does not resetting every time after taking picture.\012I hope you luck! \012Would you give more detail pr ... Digital Cameras
Lens error Dear sir i have nikon coolpix L-5 and at the function it has fallen from the height of about 2 ft when it was on. now its showing lens error and not working. lens is neither not fully closed nor fully opened. please suggest the solution
Ouch - - I have a 995 coolpix.\015\012I 'smacked' mine hard from the side, and this relocated the mechanism (I crippled mine by attaching to my roadrace bike - it did not like the vibration) works fine now though.\015\012\015\012Wou ... Nikon COOLPIX L5 Digital Camera
I have a small Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 camera. After fully charging the battery I am all of then sudden getting this error message :"please turn camera off and then on again." When the camer is OFF the lens is extended and open. When I move the camera to ON the lens moves in to the closed position closes, then reopens, extends, tries to focus, is unable to and the error message appears "Please turn camera off and then on again" This cycle just repeats. The lens is able to extend it is not st
Hi,Checkout this tip about digital camera error messagesLens Errorfix for Digital Cameraheatman101 ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 Digital Camera
The lens on my sd600 won't open when I turn the camera to picture taking position. Screen goes black and message says ''lens error, restart camera''. I have to go back to view mode and then turn camera off and on again in order for partially opened lens to retract fully and close.
Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\015\012\015\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digit ... Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital Camera
Dear Sir/Madam, My daughter did get an Olypmus FE-340 digital camera last year but has since a few weeks problems with this camera. On switching on the camera the lens keeps opening and closing. When the lens stops there is no automatic focusing and only by taken out the battery the lens will close itself. Is it possible for you to advise me which action to take? Yours sincerely, Rob Bliekendaal Celbridge
HelloThank you for using FixYa for your problemAlways check the batteries first but if is it still giving the same fault, your camera is faulty. It should be taken to an authorized repair centre for a repair ... Olympus FE-340 Digital Camera
Dsc-t7 when i open or close the front slider or turn on manuely the camera says lens cover closed. i opened up the camera and found a little metal part . I started to miss with it and now the camea wont even turn on. Any solutions? out of warranty! 2 years old
Hey guys. I came looking for a solution to my problem as my camera was doing the same thing after being dropped. Unfortunately, I could not find a service guide with any pictures of the inside components, so I had no idea what the insides should loo ... Sony DSC-T7 Digital Camera
My sony cybershot 7/2 megapixel lens will not stay open . The camera will cut on, the lens opens and closes 3 times and then says Turn the power off and on again? Any Idea how to fix this?
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\012\01 ... Sony Digital Cameras
Code m437-001 My camera has displayed code m437-001, the lens cover does not open or close, also the lens does not come out fully or when switched off does not retract fully
Try the procedures in this tip. ... HP PhotoSmart M437 Digital Camera
Lens When i press power, my camera makes a clicking noise and my lens keeps opening and closing for about four times before it goes into closed/off position. I am not able to take pictures, because it wont stay open
Thanks pc6493. #2 FIXED the camera problem (lens going in and out and making clicking noise)! Much appreciated. ... Olympus FE-190 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