My cameras lens wont go back in........its just out.....it makes a noise as though it wants to go in but it cant.....see what had happened was that it fell on the lens.....the lens was bent half way in....i pulled it out cuz i thought it would help but when i tried to use it.....it didnt work anymore....i cant even view my saved pics or anything
Try this test. While turning camera off apply light pressure to the lens tube to see if there is a point where the gear engages to close the lens fully. This fault indicates broken gear teeth on the outside of the largest diameter barrel. Scrap the lens or use it for parts. A broken gear in the motor gear box will not respond to this test whatsoever. A lens that doesn't fully close, sticks up about a quarter inch and freezes on the Canon logo on power up inidicates the focus mechanism has not fully closed--perhaps a software glitch. The repair involves desoldering plastic ribbon connections and removal of the back panel to gain access to the focusing screw type motor armature to reset the small internal lens so it is flush with the back cover. This lens prevents the lens from completely closing. Reassemble and start taking pictures again.
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Well, unless you know your way around those things, i dont think there's any way you can solve this by yourself. chances are some mechanizm inside the camera got broken. Ithink you have no other choice but to take it to repair and hope for the best.
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Unfortunately, many cameras that fall prey to lens error problems can only be corrected by professional repair. But, here are some last resort troubleshooting steps that you can try that may correct it. They only seem to work for less than 40% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty (or repair cost approaches that of the camera), they're worth that try.
I would try to gently push the lens back in hoping itll click into place..but thats risky!!!You can take it apart and try to ge the lens in this way, But again,Risky! Last thing:
Send it in for service. The manufacturers' warranty seldom covers abuse though. If it isn't covered, the repair cost will likely exceed the cost of a new camera.
If the lens is stuck inside the camera and you hear a motor noise - changing batteries will not help. This has happened because the lens barrel is jammed inside the camera. Unfortunately, you will not be able to repair that issue. If the lens is stuck outside the camera, slightly tilted, and you hear a motor noise; you might be able to save camera. First, only use good batteries (stay away from alkaline batteries - waste of money), go with Energizer Lithium or Duracell Power Pix (you will get your moneys worth and have less problems with the camera). Second, very GENTLY, pull the lens barrel up and in the opposite direction of the tilt (to make the lens barrel straight), you will hear a slight click sound - DO NOT PUSH ON THE LENS BARREL!!!. Put in the new batteries and the lens should retract.
i called the company (1-888-553-4448) olympusamerica.com and they told me to send it in and they will repair it for 70.95 plus a 6months warranty because i cant find my reciept. they also said what eva is wrong with it they will be able to repair it, but if u have ur warranty u can send it to them it wont cost u anything because u have ur reciept.
This is a pretty usual type of problem. The lens assembly is composed of some lens and some servomotors that will move them around or focus them properly in order to get a sharp picture. This is a delicate part of any camera. Sometimes one of the small parts in the lens assembly get out from their positions and damages or jams other components there. Therefore when you start the camera it produces weird noises as it tries to extend the lens. A camera doesn't know where the lens are at the moment you start it. It will power up the motors for a small amount of time, as it knows that if the motor works for about 1-2 sec the lens should move and extend. If this doesn't happen the camera gets confused and gives you errors or makes strage noises as it powers on the motor but it can't move the lens because they got jamed or are fully extended.
Only a service center can fix this because lens mechanisms are very fragile and require specialised hardware to be realigned or repaired. In your case it would be adviceable to ask them an estimate of the repair, for you to know if it's worth it. It can be a simple job like putting back the piece that got out of place, but also it can be a situation in wich the whole lens assembly must be changed because of extensive damage recieved when the motor forced the lens to extend. It is also a good thing to do, NOT to power on the camera anymore as it can damage itself furthermore.
Sorry as I can't give you more detailed tips, this isn't the do-it-yourself type of repair, even the service centers are having problems with this repairs. Good luck however, maybe it's a simple thing.