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I have a Kodac V570 digital camera. For some reason the lens cover does not open when the camera is cut on. I have replaced the battery(which probably did not need replacing) I'm looking for someone who knows what would cause this and what it would cost to fix it. Thanks for any help you can offer. Fred

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The problem you're experiencing is somewhat common. The lens unit can become damaged if it's opened while in your pocket, or in a case etc. This usually happens without the user's knowledge and appears to be a mysterious development. Basically, what happens is the power button gets pressed and the lens attempts to extend, then the lens gets jammed

Posted on Sep 13, 2008

  • Priya darshan Sep 13, 2008

    The problem is with the lens mechanism and you will have to get it repaired.There are few home remedies which you can try but they work sometimes not always.The cost of repair may go upto $100.
    I'll give you the home remedies in few min.

  • Priya darshan Sep 13, 2008

    1)Try compressed air.turn off the camera blow air between the lens turret
    and the camera body. It should remove all dust and sand. Turn the
    camera on and see if the lens extend.

    2)Another method is to tap the padded USB cover part on a hard surface,
    for example, a desk. It sounds so simple, but very often in works.

    forcing the camera lens.Turn off the camera. Place it on the back with
    the lens facing up and take a look at the spacing between the lens and
    the lens housing.

    you notice that the gap is not even all the way around the lens, the
    problem should be easy to fix. This type of a problem usually occurs if
    the camera was dropped while the lens was extended.
    Simply - VERY GENTLY - press down the lens on the side where the gap is
    the biggest. You should hear a "click" as it pops back into place. Try
    powering the camera back on.

    4)If the lens
    doesn't extend at all or it extends, and then retracts again, do the
    following. Turn the camera off. Take the camera in one hand and with
    the other gently take one part of the lens and gently move it round in
    a circular movement.

    If you still face the problem then the lens mechanism is completely jammed and you will have to get it repaired there are no more home remedies.



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