Having problems with your Olympus FE-230 Digital Camera ?
Camera turns on, but the lens does not extend. Motor is winding back and forth.
Try these procedures.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Olympus FE-230 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 :
Camera turns on, but the lens does not extend. Motor is winding back and forth.
Try these procedures. ... Olympus FE-230 Digital Camera
I have a cannon camera, my boyfriend dropped it with the lens extended and now whenever I try to turn it on I get a message saying that there is a lens error and the camera will shut down. I have tried a couple of answers on this website, but most have to do with a lens that is stuck out, mine will still retract back and forth if you smack it on your hand. My problem is when you power it off and back on the error shows up and the lens will not extend then. Any suggestions are greatly appreciate
... Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS IXUS 105 Digital Camera
Hi there, I have a Canon IXUS 90 IS - the lens is extended out and won't retract when pressing the 'on' button. The camera only makes a 'turning sound ' from the motor ( I asume the motor), but the actual display in the back reads' Lens error, restart camera' The nearest camera specialist for Canon are a good 600 and 1400 km's away respectively ( I live in Durban, South Africa)so would like to rather try fix this myself before paying, most likely a similar amount to buy a new camera. Any suggest
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. ... Canon PowerShot SD790 IS/ IXUS 90 IS Digital Camera
Lens error, restart camera is the error message I get when trying to turn on the camera. The lens will not fully extend and just starts to wiggle back and forth then I get the error message when the screeen gos black. help!
Lens errors are fairly common. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. O ... Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera
My Camera (Nikon Coolpix S3000) broke because I dropped it while the lens was extended out... and the lens hit the ground. Now when I try to straighten out the lens, I turn the camera on and off, and when it turns off, the lens doesn't go in all the way, and when I turn it on, the lens goes extends out, but immediatley goes back in again!! (but not all the way) I am lost, and extremley disappointed. Please help.
HelloThank you for using FIXYA!!!This\012 is a suggestion. If you do not feel comfortable trying it, you will ne ... Nikon Coolpix S3000 Digital Camera
Camera was on, working fine. When powering off, telescoping lens did not retract so lens remained extended just a bit with lens cover open. Waited a few minutes, turned it back on and I get the "access" display message then the beeps and (turn power off and back on) message. While off, I have removed the battery, replacing it with a fully charged spare and it still does this. The lens tries to telescope a little bit and retracts a touch, but I can't get the camera out of this mode. Can it be res
Your problem may be due to corrosion on the battery contacts inside the camera\015\012which can prevent the full power of the batteries from flowing into the\015\012camera. Try this free fix before you do anything else: remove the batteries and wip ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 Digital Camera
"Lens error restart camera" However you can hear the motor trying to extend the lens out but lens moves fractionally in and out then shuts down. Also when turned on to view images (green light) the motor still is trying to extend the lens same as in the start function switching to the left (amber light) have tested batteries even date lithium one also memory card. Can you offer any suggestions please?
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 ... Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera
When I turn the camera on the lens extends, the camera beeps several times, the lens comes back in, then the lens extends again, the camera beeps then it shuts off without having the lens come back in.
Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\015\012\015\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digit ... Olympus Camedia C-740 Ultra Zoom Digital Camera
No power when I was ready to take a picture it just shut off. lens is still extended. took battery out and recharged it, put battery back in, but still will not turn on. the power light does not turn on and lens still extended.
Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camer ... Canon PowerShot SD750 / IXUS 75 Digital Camera
My kodak m763 quit working and i was wondering if i took it apart if i could fix it ...it may have gotten too damp in the rain, but the next day it turned on fine for viewing, then the lens would not extend out all the way out or go back in and it would turn itself off. We tried to help the lens come out, but wouldn't work and then tried to help it go back in and now its stuck and won't even try. Can i take it apart (with the right tools)...already tried everything and know i need a torx tool. d
Google the words...disassemble a digital camera. ... HP Photosmart R927 Digital Camera
My kodak z1275 camera turned on, extended the lens, then shut off with the lens extended. and now it won't turn back on. New batteries installed.
... Kodak EasyShare Z1275 Digital Camera
I took my camera to the beach, took a picture and put it back in my bag. I then took the camera back out to take another picture the lens extended but then it went back in again it went to go back out but stopped and a loud beeping noise started and a message saying lens error restart camera. I don't know how to restart the camera and if that means turning it of then on it still doesn't work. What can I do now?
If your camera went into "standby" mode, the lens retracted and you may have thought it was off. You put it into the bag and slight pressure on a button reactivated it and the lens tried to come out but may have been prevented by something in the bag ... Canon PowerShot A480 Digital Camera
When I power up the camera the lens opens and immediately retracts and the camera shuts off. I've attempted to push every button while turning on the camera to no avail. I also held onto the lens when it opened. Though the lens remained extended, the camera powered off. When I turned it back on the lens retracted and the camera powered off.
Have you made sure that the batteries are LiIon and fully charged? I had a similar problem with a Kodak Easyshare camera that required the higher voltage LiIon battery pack rather than alkaline AAs which will fit in there but is not exactly right. ... Kodak EASYSHARE M763 Digital Camera
I dropped my camera while it was on and the lens was extended. And I dropped it right on the lens. And now when I turn the camra off, the lens does not go back inside the camera. Everything else is fine, I can see the picture perfectly. It's just the lens that won't go back inside. How can I fix this myself without buying a new camera, or having to pay someone to fix it?
If the cams making grinding or crunching noise the lens housing gears are broke. repair usually not very economical. about 80% the cost of cam when you bought it. ... Casio Exilim EX-Z57 Digital Camera
I have a D5000 camera w/ kit lens VR 55-200, less than a year old. Recently and only occasionally what is happening is when I press the shutter release button, the lens won't focus, it won't move in or out and it makes a odd noise, not the usual lens motor noise, but an odd squeaking noise, like it's trying to move but is stuck. The only way to correct it is to either shut the camera off and turn it back on again, or switch to manual focus, then back to auto. The battery is full, so it's not
Your camera is still under the one year Nikon warranty. Call Nikon's repair depot at 1-800-NIKON-US (1-800-645-6687) 9AM-8PM EST, Monday to Friday. They will verify your warranty and assist you in returning it for repair. ... Nikon D5000 Digital Camera
My sony camera keeps making a strange noise at the lens everytime I go to turn it on and it stalls at the cyber shot opening. Then, once it decides to turn itself on after the lens goes back and forth, it comes up in a blurry backround telling me I have to turn it off and then on again but it keeps doing this in repeat
This is a mechanical problem with your lens and needs to be taken to a repair shop. ... Digital Cameras
Turn the camera on and it just shuts off everytime you turn it on the lens extends the screen flashes then turns right back off I have new batteries the lens is not stuck. I will never buy anther kodak camera again this camera has given me nothing but problems
... Digital Cameras
When I turn on my camera the lens will wind in and out making a clicking noise. The light will stay red and won't turn to green and the screen will stay black. when i turn the camera on the lens extends,it starts clicking, stays black and i cannot take pictures
Exactly the same with mine.\015\012I dont know whats up with it.\015\012I have the FE -310. ... Olympus FE-210 Digital Camera
The lens will not close. It will not stay on. When I try to turn it back on to see if the lens will go back in. It sounds like a motor trying and shuts off.
Your problem may be due to weak/worn out batteries or corrosion on the battery contacts inside the camera\015\012which can prevent the full power of the batteries from flowing into the\015\012camera. Try this free fix before you do anything else: r ... Kodak Digital Cameras
My lens on my kodak easyshare m580 digital camera is stuck open and as extended as it could be. i've dropped it and that's what made it do this. i cant turn my camera on or off but when it gets turned on the inside of the camera makes a rough noise and the lens wont go back inside.
... HP Photosmart MZ67 Digital Camera
A friend of mine dropped my camera while the lens was extended. The camera now does not turn on but makes noise and attempts to turn on. The lens goes out and then back to the position it is stuck in. I don't know what to do to fix it or where to take it. I have an Casio Exilim EX-S10. It's an expensive camera, so I'm hopeful it can be fixed.
The lens mechanism could be jammed and cause a 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. ... Casio Exilim Card EX-S100 Digital Camera
About seven days ago bought shelf display Fujifilm S1000. Worked fine at the store. Got home, read instructions, powered up, lens would not extend, "zoom error" displayed. Camera was room temp. When switched on, camera beeps, extend motor clicks, sounds like a gear engages for a split second. Took back to store next evening, it worked fine. Next try at home, same problem. Back to store, worked fine. Tried at home and at work, still "zoom error". Again to store, worked fine. Ready to return, stil
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 p ... Fuji FinePix S1000FD Digital Camera
My lens is stuck and it will not extend when I turn on the camera resulting in a lens error. It automatically shuts down. Before it came to this state it was fixated at an angle extended on one side and pushed back on the other. I push the other side down in an attempt to fix it, but I think I may have made it worse. Any help would be nice. Thank you.
Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camer ... Casio EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z70 Digital Camera
Olympus FE-230 - When I turn on the camera, the lens comes out goes back in them comes out again. Then I have a blurry image on the screen. I can hear the gears turning to extend the lens. This camera is about a year old and as far as I know has not been dropped.
Hey fl_dolphin,\015\012 This is most likely caused by something obstructing the movement of the lens. You could try blowing compressed air in to the side of the lens to try and dislodge whatever is stuck in the lens. ... Digital Cameras
The camera says please turn camera off and then on again every time i turn it on I dropped my camera and now when I turn it on the lens goes back and forth and the display reads "Please turn camera off and then on again"
Hi,\015\012I too have the sam problem but was able to solve it. I called the 1-800-number and was told that this is a very common issue or this camera. They told me to tap the lens when it was extended on a cloth or ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Digital Camera