When turned on, lens goes out then right back in, eventually camera shuts off. view mode OK.
I went to use my A75 a couple months ago and when I turned it on, the lens went out then went right back in and the screen stayed black. Eventually the camera shut off. I assumed it was dead batteries. I tried two brand new sets of batteries with same result. The view mode works fine. I read some other post about making sure it was clean inside and tapping it on side. I opened the camera but could not find any bad solder joints and everything looked clean. The camera had not been dropped or gotten wet. Any other suggestions or good repair shops?
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This might be an E18 lens error issue. Here's some things that you can do to try to correct it. Have already fixed several cameras with this problem by using these methods:
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Hi, A nice lens brush is what you clean a lens with. Solvents in the spray you used could have done a couple of bad things. 1. Carried muck into the zoom mechanism. 2. Melted/dissolved part of the zoom mechanism.
Either way, unless you are brave and capable enough to dismantle it, it needs to go back to service for a clean out/re-jig.
Ok everyone.......if your light is blinking while it's charging that means you have a battery error and need to call techincal support and they can possibly replace the battery for you if it is a certain model and within their time frame of replacement.
Usually beeping and then shutting back off means that the lens has sustained some kind of damage and it is just a matter of time before "lens error" shows up on your screen. The only way I know to fix that is to send it into repairs or an authorized service center if you are out of warranty.
I purchased my Canon SD 1000 a couple months ago and as soon as I owned it one month I had lens problems. Stuck shut stuck open and now its still stuck open. I take care of my camera and carry it in a case all the time. This is my second rodeo and there wont be a 3rd,
Use the audio-visual cable that came with your camera and connect your camera to your TV. Now turn-on your camera and switch to "view mode", e.g., to see a already taken picture on your LCD. You will not see anything on your LCD but may see an image on your TV, even if the image is "F18".
I used the above trick to clear an F18 error on an A75. Right now I am trying to get the camera to focus properly, but somehow the above cleared the F18 error.
If the above does not work, try connecting your camera to your computer's USB port using the other cable that came with the camera. Your camera will want to be on, and in the "view mode". I have read that this trick can reset an F18 error.
Good luck. At least it costs zero to try these two tips.
Defective mechanism, a stucked mechanism is present. camcorder are smart it can detects error and shuts down itself for safety. earlier models dominoes the defect if the user is not quick enough to react when something goes wrong with the camera. You need professional service to fix it.