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Locked up I can't get my camera to power up - installed new rechargeable batteries and everything. The lens is still protruding and the camera will not come on.

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  • wochs6655 Dec 06, 2008

    I put new batterys in camera and when i put power button it makes a noise

    but camers will not power up.

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2008

    Locked up with zoom lens protruding. I have rotated the lens and forced it back to home but when it is powered back up the lens extends and it freezes on the Gateway Blue screen.

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Never force the camera lens closed! It will damage the lens motor assembly. Symptoms of a damaged lens assembly are:

  • lens no longer extends or retracts properly
  • noise when lens does extend or retract
  • pictures are blurry or distorted
  • camera gives a lens error code
  • camera powers off after turning it on
Lens assemblies can be repaired or replaced for about $100. Unfortunately that's about the price for a new camera.

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Try removing your memory card. I had the same problem and this worked. You might need a new card. Good luck.

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Turn camera on, lens comes out, goes back in ,and says lens error.


try these fixes

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 using rechargeables, and they're more than a year old, consider purchasing new rechargeable batteries as they may not be providing sufficient power to startup the camera. If new batteries didn't work, try pressing and holding the 'Function' or OK button while turning the camera on.

2.If the camera's batteries ran down completely while the its lens was still open, the camera may show a lens error or not start properly when new batteries are installed. Remove the memory card and keep it removed, then install the new batteries. When you turn the camera on with the card removed it may come back to life, as this triggers a reset in some cameras. Error E30 means that you don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the SD card and turn it on one last time

3.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 back into their slots.

4.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 fix 3 as a means to provide extra power to help to this fix. Reinsert the cable only after tapping the camera.

Feb 07, 2011 | Nikon Coolpix S3000 Digital Camera

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When I switch my camera on it will not focus - my


Did he drop it while it was being used?

Also, I assume that you have fresh batteries.
Why doesn't the lens retract when I turn off my camera or extend when I turn on my camera? Question : Why doesn't the lens retract when I turn off my camera or extend when I turn on my camera? Answer : The batteries may be low or exhausted.

NOTE: If the batteries run low on power, your camera may turn off without retracting the lens. In most cases, this is normal and can be corrected by recharging the camera batteries.

In the U.S. and other countries where the Step-by-Step Solutions and Repair tool is available:
  1. Recharge the batteries or install new batteries.
    NOTE: Rechargeable batteries can be charged in the following ways depending on the camera:
    • Remove the batteries and place them in an optional battery charger.
    • Place the camera in a printer dock or a camera dock.
    • With the batteries installed, connect the camera to an AC adapter or to a computer using a USB cable.
  2. For more information, go to KODAK Product Manuals, and select the User's Guide for your camera. To see the battery charging accessories that are available for your camera, go to KODAK Accessories.
  3. If the problem persists, go to the Step-by-Step Solutions and Repair tool.
    • Select Digital camera, camera dock, or digital video camera.
    • Select Lens.
In countries where the Step-by-Step Solutions and Repair tool is not available:
  1. Remove the batteries, then wipe the battery contacts with a soft, clean cloth.
  2. Install the batteries, then turn on your camera.
  3. If this does not resolve your problem, remove the batteries.
  4. Go to Choosing the Right Battery for Your KODAK Digital Camera, then follow the instructions to verify that you are using the correct batteries.
  5. Install new or fully charged batteries into your camera.
    NOTE: Rechargeable batteries can be charged in the following ways depending on the camera:
    • Remove the batteries and place them in an optional battery charger.
    • Place the camera in a printer dock or a camera dock.
    • With the batteries installed, connect the camera to an AC adapter or a computer using a USB cable.
    • For more information, go to KODAK Product Manuals, then scroll down to select the User's Guide for your camera. To see the battery charging accessories that are available for your camera, go to KODAK Accessories.
  6. Turn on your camera.
  7. If the problem persists, go to Eastman Kodak Company Worldwide Contacts for assistance.

Jul 23, 2010 | Kodak EasyShare C875 Digital Camera

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Lens error, 122,1,0,0


Hi,

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.


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.


2.
Remove the batteries, then remove the memory card. Then install new batteries, and turn on the camera.


Thank you !!

Jun 23, 2010 | Kodak Easyshare M753 Digital Camera

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Lens wil not open. Turn camera on and it gives you a "lens error"


Hi,

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.


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.

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.

Thank you !!

May 26, 2010 | Nikon Coolpix 2100 Digital Camera

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Lens error


Hi,

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.


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.

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.

Thank you !!

May 23, 2010 | Nikon COOLPIX L18 Digital Camera

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Camera doesnt work, got as a gift about 6 months ago and took out


1. Make sure you will install a new or fully charged battery/batteries into your camera. 2. Clean the battery contacts. a. Remove the battery/batteries and the memory card from your camera, then wipe the battery contacts with a soft, clean cloth. b. Reinstall the battery/batteries into your camera. Please make sure that you are installing a fresh/ fully charged battery c. Without the memory card, turn your camera on. (If it works then it?s your memory card that is faulty) 3. Please test with the a different battery If you do not have access to another battery Try these steps instead: Please take the battery out of the camera. b. Insert the charger into the unit from the main socket and turn the camera on. If the camera works you will need to replace the battery. If you camera doesn?t switch on you will need to order a No power repair or a new cable. This camera has an auto lens. Which means it will focus automatically every second, which makes this clicking sound. You can turn this option off: 1: Go into the menu 2: Chose option Cam Settings 3: Switch AUTO focus to single lens and click OK.

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Does the rechargable batter go bad? I have a


Yes, rechargeable batteries can go bad. You should try using a separate card reader to download your pictures...solves a lot of problems. Try cleaning the battery contacts in the camera with a cotton swab lightly dampened with rubbing alcohol.

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Camera partially inoperable


Hi,

I suspect the problem is with the batteries. I advise buying new ones.

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