Question about Casio Exilim EX-Z4U Digital Camera
No display on screen just beeps twice.zoom is stuck open.It's fully charged
I wish this guy with the twist it blow it and bash it would take his advice eleswhere. He reckons it's the cure all for every digital camera with an extending lens. I've had a couple of the RR10s exhibit no life except a few flashes of an LED. The simple fix was to firmly squeeze the lower half of the camera's front and rear together. What happens is that either over time or if subjected to a slight shock the two main circuit boards part company at a rather large multipin plug and socket. Squeezing the front and rear (just above the hump at the bottom front of the camera)makes this plug and socket return to where they should be. The first one took me about 2 hours trying to figure out but the second took me about 4 seconds to get working again. WARNING don't overdo the squeeze be firm but not aggressive. I use both thumbs on the front and fingers on the back but stay clear of the LCD.
Posted on May 09, 2006
Thank You this Just fixed a camera that was given to me. Now I have a free Digital Camera.
Posted on Mar 21, 2007
Sorry, I don't have a solution for this problem, I'm trying to post a new problem and the screen keeps sending me back to registration. My problem is I have a EX57z and the camera turned off while taking pictures. The lens will not retract and my screen in blank. While trying to turn it on it only beeps twice. The battery is now fully charged, not sure if it was when the problem occur. I tried turning the lens in a circular motion gently, but only the first lens retracted. Camera still won't turn on. If I press the on button and the menu at the same time I do see a "version 1" for a second or two and then it disappears. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance for your reply.
Posted on Aug 30, 2006
Before you try any of the suggestions below, make sure the camera has fresh batteries and that it is in picture taking mode. First, try hooking your camera up to the TV with the included A/V cable. Second, try compressed air. With a fine tip blow off gun and dry compressed air (20 lbs) set the tip between the lens turret and the camera body and turn on the air while moving the tip around the lens. It should remove all sand and dust. Turn the camera on and it should function fine. (Thanks Sprocket) Third, try the tap method. Tap the padded usb cover part on a hard surface (e.g. a desk). (Thanks Tania, et al) Fourth, try forcing the lens. Version #1: This error occurs when the lens is "stuck" or not extending "straight". The error can happen in 3 ways: either when the lens wont "come out", or "comes out" and then retracts, or does not retract at all. 1) If the lens doesn't extend at all or it extends, but then retracts again, do as follow: Turn the camera off. Place the camera on it's back with the lens facing up and have a look at the "spacing" between the lens and the lens housing. You'll probably notice that the gap is NOT EVEN all the way around. To fix this, simply -VERY GENTLY- press down on the side where the gap is the biggest. You will hear a "click" as it pops back in place. Try powering it back on. 2) If the lens is extended all the time and won't retarct at all, do as follow: Turn the camera off. Take the camera in one hand and with the other gently, in turn, take the two part of the lens and gently move it round in a circular movement. Do so with both sections of the lens. You will hear a "click" as it pops back in place. Power the camera on. (Thanks Mike Scher) Version #2: Pull and twist on the largest ring of the lens while turning the camera on. Listen for a "click". If at first the focus seems to be off, turn the camera on and off and take lots of pictures, close ups and distance. You may find that the focus seems to improve. (Thanks Jeff Kishiyama) If that doesn't work, there are a few online guides for repairing it yourself. (NOTE: This route is only worth trying if your camera is no longer under warranty!):
Posted on May 09, 2006
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