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Camera won't come on, screen stays black, and the lens is stuck out.

When I try to turn my camera on I hear like a sound like it's trying to come on but it can't. The screen stays black and it won't do anything. I have changed the batteries numerous times but none of the batteries I put in have been working. The first time I put new batteries in, the screen still stayed black but the lens came out and now I can't get it to go back in. HELP!!!!!

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  • jennie mae
    jennie mae Oct 04, 2008

    Camera won't come on, screen stays black, and the lens is stuck out.

  • jojohotie859 Oct 07, 2008

    my camera turned on and off, and the lens is stuck out and won't turn back on.

  • Anonymous Oct 13, 2008

    Cameta won't come on I already try different types of batteries and nothing.

  • Anonymous Nov 04, 2008

    It beeps 3 times and will not come on, I have tried different batteries with

    the same result. Can you help?

  • maggie_h Feb 04, 2009

    I have the exact same thing. I keep hearing this click sound when I try to turn it on, then nothing. It won't even work connected to the computer. I used it just yesterday and it was fine, haven't touched it since.

  • mandi62393 Feb 05, 2009

    i have the exacttt same thing. about 3 months after i got it it started happening and i payed 100 dollars for it. no matter what batteries i use it doesnt work, sometimes it works long enough to take one picture then shuts off and leaves the lens stuck open. i tryed the rechargeable batteries as well. if anyone has solved this problem pleaseee let me know.

  • Cheri33 Feb 11, 2009

    when i turn my camera on the lens shutter door wont open, but the camera turns on thens go right back off?

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2009

    camera beeps but won't come on

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2009

    same problem with batteries and screen going blank

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2009

    same

  • Renee Beidler
    Renee Beidler Jul 10, 2014

    same

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It could possibly be the brand of batteries used sometimes they are not juiced enough to hold out for the camera i have had this problem too i used different batteries til i found one that works

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I have the same problem.
It beeps three times and does not turn on.

Please hlp

Posted on Oct 16, 2008

  • Ashil Kumar
    Ashil Kumar Mar 27, 2015

    YES.I TOO HAVE SAME PROBLEM!

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Lens stuck in outward position.


Here are some troubleshooting steps that you can try that may (or may not) 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. Some of the later steps do involve some risk to the camera, so carefully weigh your options before deciding to conduct them.
And here's a video summary of the steps:

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When turning on the camera the screen stays black with instructions saying to turn the camera off and on again


Good day,

This tip will explain a few methods on how to try and fix your lens if it is stuck or you get a lens error on your screen.

Please note that all these methods are used at the users own risk and that I can not be held responsible for any damages or losses that occur while trying these methods.

1. If your camera is still under warranty, send your camera to the manufacturer to be replaced or fixed professionally.

2. If your camera is out of warranty try these methods.

  • Make sure your batteries are fully charged.
  • Remove the batteries for 10min. Replace the batteries and see if the problem persists.
  • Try compressed air. This method can be useful if there are any sand or any other object stuck in the lens motors. Use compressed air with a fine tip. Direct the air between the camera body and lens and move in a circular motion around the lens to complete a full rotation.
  • You can also try to tap the padded USB cover firmly on a flat surface like a table. This is sometimes a surprisingly effective method.
  • The last method is to try and force the lens. Turn of your camera and place it on its back on a flat surface. Look at the spacing between the lens and the body and see if the gap is consistent all the way around the lens. If the gap is not even it is likely that the camera fell while the lens was extended. Now VERY GENTLY push down on the lens were the gap is the biggest until you her a "click". This will indicate that the lens is back in place. Try powering back on.
  • If the lens does not extend or it extend and retracts turn of the camera. Hold the camera in your one hand and with the other hand turn the one part of the lens in a circular motion. Rotate both sections of the lens until you hear a "click". This will indicate that the lens popped back in place. Power the camera back on.
  • The last method you can use is to turn the lens while powering on the camera until you hear a "click". Power the camera of and back on to see if it works.
If any of the methods listed above failed to work for your lens problem it would be wise to take it on to a professional to get your camera repaired.

Thanks for taking the time to read my tip and feel free to let me know if it was of any help.

Regards
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The camera screen stays black, and I can not see anything through viewfinder or on the screen. When I take pictures, they are completely black. Is the camera worthless now?


It sounds like the CCD has gone bad, in which case, the camera is not getting repaired, since it sits on the main circuit board, and you would have to buy the entire board, plus pay the extensive labor. There may be a chance that the shutter is stuck closed, and you might try some suggestions I ran across on a web blog. The blog deals with error messages and lens assembly problems, so it's worth trying:
http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html
Hope this helps.

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What makes the screen stay black when camera is


First try pressing the DISP or DISPLAY button on the back of your camera. If that didn't help...
A stuck shutter is another common failure mode for digital cameras. The symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" shutter are very similar to CCD image sensor failure. The camera may take black pictures (for shutter stuck closed), or the pictures may be very bright and overexposed, especially when taken outdoors (for shutter stuck open). To confirm a stuck shutter, put the camera in any mode other than "Auto", and turn the flash OFF (you don't want to blind yourself for the next step). Next look down the lens and take a picture. You should see a tiny flicker in the center of the lens as the shutter opens and closes. If no movement is seen, then you likely have a stuck shutter. If so, please see this link for further info and a simple fix that may help.

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My camera wont turn on.


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.

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First a black screen, then a lens error


For the lens error:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

For the black pictures (after you've corrected the lens error):

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2009/05/simple-fix-for-stuck-shutter.html

Note, if you're going to try fix 5a on the above blog page, do it with the camera turned off to lessen the chance of damaging the lens.

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Polaroid i735 Camera won't turn on. Lens stuck.


I had the same problem, and fixed it by wiggling the lens a little, when turning it on.
After a few tries, it finally wiggled free, and the lens retracted.

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Turning on the camera.


I had the same problem. I tried turning it off and hitting the camera on the palm of my hand but that didn't work. But, hitting it one time on the palm of my hand WHILE THE CAMERA WAS TURNING ON worked. I turned the camera on, it moved the lens out and I hit it one time on my hand and it works perfectly now.

Someone suggested it was a problem with the internal lens which makes sense. Also, be careful not to hit a sensitive part of the camera on your hand. I used one of the corners.

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Lens Stuck


Same problem guys!!! LENS HAD GOT STUCK - ABOUT ONE THIRD OUT after a knock. After lots of playing, and tapping and batteries in and out tried the whole twisting and pulling thing whilst turning off and on.

After a few minutes it came free and whole lens popped out. I then had to twist the outer part of the lens to straighten that up and allow it to fully retract. Works a treat now!

PS Tried the Sony online chat support - useless!!!!

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