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Take it in for a checkup.
Something broken or loose.
Only experienced camera techs can fix.

Casio EXILIM... | Answered on Nov 23, 2017


I have the same problem but could not find any solution as yet. My work around is to switch of the flash and shoot with manual controls - of course that only works well when using a tripod or someting similar. I think it is a bug with the flash loader wich seems not to give the go for shooting until flash preload is finished. If anybody has a real solution I'd be happy to read. cheers e

Casio EXILIM... | Answered on Jan 18, 2013


IF you take out your SD card and look close, you will see a lock like the one in the image below. Slide the latch to the position marked unlock to unlock it
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Casio EXILIM... | Answered on Nov 26, 2011


Hi Peter
The very same thing happened to me.
I took out the battery for 2 hours hoping it might reset but no joy.
Did you fix it?
Steve

Casio EXILIM... | Answered on Aug 22, 2011


Hi,

Welcome to Fixya!

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Casio EXILIM... | Answered on Apr 13, 2011


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.
The problem is actually quite common throughout all camera brands. 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. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended. Believe it or not, one BIG contributor to lens errors is using a camera case. Sand, gunk, case fibers, etc... accumulate at the bottom of the case. These materials love to cling to the camera by electrostatic build-up from the camera rubbing against the side of the case (especially those cases with soft fibrous intreriors). Once these materials work their way into the lens mechanism, that's all she wrote. I have many Canon's, and NEVER use a case for this very reason.
A camera owner that suffers this problem may have no recourse for having the camera repaired. Many camera makers will not honor repairing this problem under warranty as they claim it is due to impact damage to the camera, or sand or debris getting into the lens gearing mechanism (neither of which is covered under warranty). The quoted repair cost is usually close to or more than what the camera is actually worth.
Fortunately, about half the cameras that suffer this failure can easily be fixed by one of the following methods. None of these methods involve opening the camera, although some have potential to cause other damage to the camera if excessively done. If the camera is still under warranty, before trying any of these, please please first contact your camera's maker to see if they'll cover the repair, or to determine how much they'll charge for the repair. Who knows, you might get lucky. But if they quote you a number that's higher than the value of your camera, you may want to consider the following methods.
The methods are listed in the order of risk of damaging your camera. Thus make sure you try them in the listed order. And remember, these fixes (especially #6 and 7) should only be considered for a camera that's out of warranty, who's cost of repair would be excessive, and would otherwise be considered for disposal if unrepaired:
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.

Casio EXILIM... | Answered on Apr 09, 2011


This indicates a failed shutter assembly, or less likely, a failed CCD imaging chip.

Neither are user serviceable. If the camera remains under warranty then contact Casio for a free repair. if it's only just outside the warranty then ask them for a goodwill repair. if you have to bear the full cost yourself then the camera is far beyond economic repair and must be replaced.

Casio EXILIM... | Answered on Feb 26, 2011


Use a card reader instead of the camera. You can download to a folder you create on your desktop....then, double-click to open.

Casio EXILIM... | Answered on Oct 13, 2010


SD cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card. If the switch is already in the proper position, slide it fully the other way and then back again.

Casio EXILIM... | Answered on Sep 19, 2010


Problem: dust in the gaps near lens which makes it jammed. Effect: the sceen shows blk color. Solution: just blow over it or vaccum it.

Casio EXILIM... | Answered on Sep 11, 2010


Hello

OK, if the memory card itself is locked, you might sometimes get this error code. All you need to do is to take out the memory card and switch the lever on the left side to the unlock.

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If the error is still displayed after you did the above, you might want to try the card in another camera.

If the card works in another camera . the problem is with your card reader in your camera.

If you open you sd slot and look inside with a sharp light , you should be able to see on the left side of the slot there is a little copper or spring steel lever switch. This switch work as follows:

1. When no card is inserted / no write protection , the switch is open and thus the protection is off.
2. When locked card is inserted , the tab is depressed and tells the camera that the card is lock.

Contrary to popular belief ,the little tab on the sd card is not an electronic switch and does not physically influence the card operation itself. If you put a locked card into a camera without a sd lock switch , you would still be able to use the card normally.

It is incredible difficult to fix this switch because of space limitations in the sd card. Look into the sd slot and if you can see the switch , use a needle to pull the little tab down toward the base of the camera by about 2mm or until it works being careful not to bend it.

If this does not resolve your problem , there might be a short in the switch circuit and the camera will need to be disassembled to resolve this error. This should cost no more than $50.

Please feel free to contact me if you need further information

Kind regards
Andrea

Casio EXILIM... | Answered on Aug 26, 2010


In PLAY mode press down-arrow. Use left/right arrows to scroll through the pictures and display the one you want to delete. Use up/down to select "Delete." Press SET to delete the picture. Repeat as necessary. Press MENU to exit.

Casio EXILIM... | Answered on Aug 17, 2010


Hi,

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Casio EXILIM... | Answered on Jul 26, 2010


I think ur camera aperture will no open when u shoot the snap.

Casio EXILIM... | Answered on Mar 27, 2010


I too have the exact same problem, and an online search turns up others with similar Casio Exilim models, with the same problem. It involves a malfunctioning Disp, Zoom, and non-functioning Set button, with all other functions working OK. Casio Support seems to recognize the problem, and indicates it has to be fixed at one of their authorized repair centers. Start with their online system: https://www.ecasiorepair.com/

Casio EXILIM... | Answered on Mar 15, 2010


Your camera needs to be professionally cleaned. You have dust in that mechanism causing that problem. Joe

Casio EXILIM... | Answered on Mar 03, 2010


it may be a programming error, or it may be the bulb. call the company to find out info about replacement bulbs

Casio EXILIM... | Answered on Feb 10, 2010

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