My cover for my lens doesnt shut all the way also my batteries are draining very fast. I'm wondering if this is a result of the lens not shutting or being hung up, anyones help will be greatly appreciated!
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Re: lens wont shut completely
The camera's lens sutters won't cause battery problems. Quite often the shutters get knocked slightly out of line or maybe the solenoid get's a Bit dry.
The batteries maybe the problem. Are they getting a bit old or are they not being fully charged? This would cause premature shut down of the camera and even stop the shutter solenoid from operating due to insufficient voltage.
The camera itself is designed to close itself down after so many minutes of none use and unless a light or two stays on the camera is indeed closing down.
Buy yourself a new set of 2600Mah NimH batteries, make sure they're fully charged and try them. It should solve your problem.BMW
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The radio fuse is in the fuse panel inside under the left side of the dash. It is marked on the fuse cover as Radio, clock. If the battery drains down fast, like overnight there is another problem, sometimes aftermarket alarm systems will drain the battery down. Check for any lights that may be staying on like the stop lights or interior lights.
To me - it sounds like a battery fault.
Symptoms of a failing battery:
* Device suddenly shuts off, even when the battery have several percent remaining.
* Device drains fast, even when not used.
* Device might just shut off for no whatsoever reason when doing something that draws a lot of power, and will restart just fine.
* Device has a surprisingly fast charge time from empty to full.
If you said yes to those, grab a new battery.
There are many fake batteries out on the market, claiming that they have higher capacity, yet very slim in size.
There's a simple rule when it comes to battery capacity:
More capacity = larger in size, which might need a special back-cover. There's no escape from that.
If one would happen to find a such incredible slim battery with super capacity, the battery security circuits and/or chemical makeup probably have been circumvented/changed, and have a high risk of catching fire and/or explode when charging/discharging.
This is what usually happen when the battery power is too low to drive the lens motor that results
in the camera using more battery power to close the lens causing the lens to jam and shut down. you can retract the lens ,replace the batteries and also check the warranty cover for the camera if still under warranty you can return for possible replacement
the lens array has been damaged dude..you had either dropped it down or put it in you bag in switched on condition which should have forced the lens to get inside(resulting in damage).
please take your cam to the nearest service center to get it done, since it needs a pro and specialized equipments to calibrate to normal once it is opened.. if its covered under warranty you wont be levied on service charges, else it costs around 60$
i had the same problem, if you try to turn the lens in as if you turning a dile, the lens will go back in manually once you have the lens completly in again, as if the camera is switched off, then turn the camera back on at the power button and the camera will operate as normal, this worked for me i hope it works for you too.
Sounds like short ore you leave some dash lights on to drain the unit. If relay start to make you upset die hard made a battire that you could shut off like secuirty thing to shut down the power it cost 150 i dont know they still make it
Met the same problem. I disassembled camera and found a lot of sand in lens transmission. I couldn't move lens even by hand. It was strongly jammed. I had to disassemble lens block completely to remove all sand. Now camera fully functional.
sand in the mechanism? Or other kind of wearout...
If the lens cover does not open completely due to some mechanical problem, the camera will not work (there are switches to detect cover full open and full closed).
Probably needs some repair, cleaning or replacing the cover gears