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Problem with samsung L100

The lens it´s stucked and do not go out

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  • ginnykins Oct 31, 2008

    Was taking photo's one day.. zoomed in... then went to turn the camera off.. and would not shut off. I had to take out the battery. Now, when turned on, the blue light on the ON button comes on, but NONE of the other functions of the camera, lens will not open and fold out, back window does not light up. Even tried plugging it into the computer, still Nothing =( Please help!!

  • holastley Nov 12, 2008

    I thought that it might just not of been charged up so i charged it overnight and it is still doing the same thing. I switch it on, the blue light comes on and it beeps. But then none of the functions work and i cant switch it off without taking the battery out.??

  • Anonymous Nov 15, 2008

    Lens is slightly extended and stuck in this position. Will not power up or down. Blue Power light will come on. No other functions

  • muss02 Dec 01, 2008

    The lens first started sticking while extended the camera would turn off, but the lens would not go in or would go in only partially. In order to get the camera to work we had to literally force the lens back into the camera to turn it on again. We had to do that for 2 days straight on our honeymoon until on the second to last day it would not turn on at all. Like the others the power light would come on and then the camera would beep twice. The lens would not come out and we had to remove the battery for it to work again. The rest or our trip we had to use disposable cameras so we aren't sure how those photos will turn out. If you have a fix please share.

  • domdabomb66 Dec 21, 2008

    wickedbadawe, i have done what you said... but the lens still doesnt come out (the motor never pushes it out) but the blue light stays on... if you have any other ways, please tell me.

  • joyce87282 Dec 22, 2008

    the lens will come partially out and will not focus and the blue light wont go off once turned on

  • marieCCC Jan 01, 2009

    i did what you said wickedbadawe, now i have pushed the lens back in but now the motor is making strange noises and the screen is all blurry when trying to take pics. I have only had this camera since Xmas!

  • innocentgirl Jan 15, 2009

    i have a samsung L100 its red and i loved it unti suddendy it turn off and the lens got stuck and im soo frustrated pls help the battery if full charge so what else pls help email me at innocentgirl12@gmail.com thksss

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2009

    Lens was stuck out and blue light on power switch was steady. Used the solution described as pushing the lens all the way in, holding it there and then turning on the power. Worked great!

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Interesting. i was out taking pictures in the middle of the night. about 20*f. and suddenly it got stuck. oops. pushing the lens back in worked. in my case i had to remove the battery because the camara was trying to push it out.

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Ok, hello everyone who has bought the walmart camera ( im sorry it is not working ). The camera is designed with a sensor that detects if the lens is fully closed or not, now this may sound wrong to you but all that must be done is push that lens back into the camera, while you press the power button ( release as soon as you feel the the motor gearing up and you wil be ok) this solution works for most Samsung cameras, although the lg100 is what i just tried it on like 5 seconds ago. Also what this is from is a low battery or something actually wrong with the camera itself. The low battery cannot close the lens all the way.

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Posted on Dec 16, 2008

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SOURCE: I have a samsung L100 camera, my lens got stuck

you've misaligned the lens barrel I think. there's not much you can do to solve this short of a repair, which generally outweighs the price of the camera, due to the insane price of the individual parts. You can try realigning the lens barrel by doing what you did the first time.

Posted on Apr 25, 2009

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SOURCE: My SAMSUNG L100 Lens will not retract back it

If you've recently dropped the camera you may have damaged the lend tube (housing) or jarred the zoom mechanism off of its track. There are no DIY repairs for either condition. If the camera has not suffered a recent drop, your problem may be due to weak/worn out batteries or corrosion on the battery contacts inside the camera which can prevent the full power of the batteries from flowing into the camera. Try this free fix before you do anything else: remove the batteries and wipe the camera contacts firmly with a dry cloth (heavy corrosion may require cleaning with a wire brush, steel wool, or sandpaper). Remove any residue that may have fallen into the battery compartment during cleaning, then wipe both ends of the batteries and place them back in the camera. This cleaning clears the problem about 90% of the time. If it doesn't work for you, your batteries may need to be replaced, or the camera may have a problem that requires professional repair.

Posted on Oct 25, 2009

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SOURCE: i have the samsung L100

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 cameras, 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.

Posted on Dec 14, 2010

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SOURCE: My Nikon L100 is stuck on a lens cap error even

Hello

Thank you for using FIXYA!!!

This is a suggestion. If you do not feel comfortable trying it, you will need to take the unit to your nearest service centre. Feel free to let me know if you need any assistance.

The problem might be that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.

Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.

Firstly , try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.

Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera.

Look at the lens , and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).

Try gently pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.

Another way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the camera is enough to get things going again.

Try hitting your camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of your hand.

Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair centre for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to replace the camera.

If it is still under warranty I would suggest you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.

You can also have a look at THIS link.

Hope the advise is useful. please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance. Also, please be so kind to let me know if you found this helpful.

Regards
Andrea

Posted on Jul 14, 2011

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