Question about Konica Minolta DiMAGE G400 Digital Camera
Hi i have a g400 the lens does not retract when i close the lens cover, instead it bleeps and the message "system error MFOOC" appears on the screen
In my case, there was dust in the switches that sense the cover movement.
Posted on Oct 23, 2008
This is just another Lens Error Konica style. You can try the following but please be gentle....... Put a bit of force on the focusing lens whilst pushing the sliding door to help the lens back into the camera casing. That's the reason the sliding mechanism won't work. The lense is stuck and if you force it back in, the sliding mechanism will work again. The only other solution is that you sent their cameras, under warranty, back to, NOT Konica-Minolta, but now SONY. The service people will probably claim you dropped the camera and will refuse to honor the warranty. So take it into your own hands..literally! Good luck. By the way I have one of these little cameras and it suffered from the dreaded Sony CCD saga. It was replaced out of warranty for free. It's a darned nice camera except when it MF00C's up :-) BMW
Posted on May 27, 2006
Apprentice has it spot on. Having almost thrown the camera away, I got the lens to retract sufficiently to close the front then ,on opening it again I used two small screwdrivers on the lens front to persuade the lens to come out again fully. After which the camera works. The surrouding metal disc and a further disc came off during this operation, but are easily relocated. Unfortunately I have since lost the outside metal disc - the camera still functions - but if anyone has a spare disc due to de-commissioning, then please contact me!
Posted on Nov 03, 2008
Just solved this problem on my Dimage G530. An earlier time the lens (inner part) was cocked to one side after a small drop. Pulling it back straight, out of the outer part, fixed it and the lens closed.
Then just this past trip, the lens was not retracting with the MF00C error and the lens looked straight. It had opened in a pocket and gotten bumped. I had even taken the case off but that did not offer any insight into fixing the problem. (They certainly cram a lot into the case). I was about to give up and just buy a new camera or was going to inquire at vistek to see how much it would cost to have it looked at this Saturday because I really like the camera. Anyway, to make a long story short. I decided to pull hard on the inner part to pull it out - basically try to cock it to one side then the other. The lens popped out to it normal position and now everything works fine. So it appears that if bumped the lens goes to a lock position to prevent any damage to the drive mechanism.
Hope this helps someone else with this problem.
Posted on Jan 23, 2008
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