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I need a new lens cover

Spring is broken

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What spring ?

If you think it you can repair it without dismantling the camera : Check Ginko's suggestion

Else you might to visit a local camera shop.

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

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You can buy it to any electronic shop near you , just take the camera when you go to a electronic shop so they can provide you the correct one....

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Posted on Nov 13, 2008

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Employee dropped it and the front cover that goes over the actual lens came off. there are two odd shaped pieces with springs.


Those are most likely the retainers that kept the lens cap secure in in place, if not broken, you should be able to put it back together.

Mar 25, 2015 | Cameras

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Solution for nikon "lens Cover Error"


Nikon Coolpix S5/S6 “LENS COVER ERROR”
 
In this document I have given a solution to fix the problem most of the Nikon coolpix S5/S6 cameras face. At power –on it give an error “Lens Cover Error”
 
Before opening the camera I would suggest you to take a snap of each and every step. Because it will helpful while you are fixing the screws back. There are many screws which has to be opened. So better take a photo of each and every step.
 
IMP NOTE: Remove the battery before opening the camera. Use some antistatic strip to prevent the components from getting damaged Or Keep your feet touched to the floor such that your body remains grounded.
 
Follow the below steps in the given order:
 
Step 1> Remove the screws at the bottom of camera
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Step 2>Remove the side screws
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Step 3> Remove the side screws as given below .
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Step 4>Lift the cover and remove the cables which connects the switches to the camera. These cables are fitted in a small connector. There is a tiny lock (present for few connectors)  on the connector, which on pulling it across its hinges, will open and the cable comes out easily. You need not pull it forcefully.
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Step 5> Remove the screw as shown below
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Step 6> Lift the screen as shown below.
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Step 7> Remove the cables and screws as shown below.
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Step 8> Lift the screen panel as given below.
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Step 9>
Remove cables as shown below.
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Step 10>
Remove the cables as given below.
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Step 11> Remove cables.
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Step 12> Remove cables
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Step 13> Remove the 4 wires using a soldering iron.
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Step 14>
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Step 15> Removing at this stage is a bit difficult. You will have to open it cleverly. Lift it from the side as shown below.
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Step 16>
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Step 17>Below figure shows the lens cover and the stepper motor which controls the lens civer.
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Step 18> To remove the stepper motor remove the screws as given below.
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Step 19> Below figure shows the stepper motor used for lens cover
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Step 20> Below figure shows the stepper motor which is used to control the lens cover. There is a small white switch on this motor. This Switch is used by the camera to detect whether the camera lens cover has is open or closed. When we switch on the camera the lens cover (which is shown in step 17) opens and in turn it presses the white switch show below. If the lens cover is unable to press this switch, then the error “Lens cover Error” flashes on the camera.
I would suggest 3 different ways to solve this problem.
1>     Fix some glue on the white switch shown in the below figure, such that it remains pressed forever. Because of this, camera will never give the error message. Remove the lens cover (which is shown in step 17) forever. You don’t  need it anymore. Now fix the below stepper motor back in the camera and follow the steps in the reverse order to fix the camera components.
2>     Buy a new stepper motor from the market. Its quite cheap. Fix it back in the camera. Here you need not remove the lens cover. Follow the steps in the reverse order to fix the camera.
3>     In this method you can open the stepper motor to fix the problem. Now follow the steps given below.
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Step 21>
Remove the screws as shown below.
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Step 22> Remove the gears one-by-one. See the placements because you have place them again in the right order.
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Step 23>
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Step 24> The gear shown below is the culprit. Remove it. There is a tension spring present inside this gear. Do remember the position of this gear before removing this gear. Its placement is very important.
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Step 25> The spring is shown below.
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Step 26> Now the switch shown in step 20 does not get pressed because of reduced tension of the spring. Increase the tension of this spring by pulling it in opposite direction. Place the spring back in the gear and follow the steps in the reverse order to solve the problem. Now because of increased tension of the spring, the lens cover will be able to Press the switch shown in fig 20.
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Happy debugging
Mukesh

























on Mar 25, 2009 | Nikon COOLPIX S6 Digital Camera

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CANON A70 - 2 YEAR OLD Took apart the lens


This link has some examples of repair of the automatic lens cover. It may help you figure out how to reinstall the lens cover springs.

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Sophisticated digital cameras are not consumer repairable. Good luck.

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When I push the power on it opens and makes two rounds of beeps and instantly shuts down and the lens retracts.


I had the same problem. I took the lens assembly out and took it apart and found a broken plastic tab that connects a very small spring for the focus lens. Apparently the lens tries to autofocus, but can't because the spring is not connected so it then shuts down. The spring is near the smallest motor in the lens assembly. I made a new connector for the one end of the spring out of a small wire and glued it in, then put everything back and it fixed it. This is like working on a watch, everything is very small, I mean tiny. You need much patience and a steady hand for this job.

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I have two Canon Power shots---the A610, and the A630. The lens cover is starting to hang on my 630 when the lens retracts.

If the lens is extended, take your fingertip and try to move the cover a bit to see if it springs open. If not, then the mechanism within the lens needs to be replaced.

Canon makes a great camera, and I would tell you to try to have it fixed if it costs less than 75 dollars. At 75-100 dollars it's a toss-up. More than a 100 dollars---it's your call.

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When turn it on the lens will come out but the cover that is over the glass part of the lens wont open


This is a common problem to deal with in all these type of cameras. You can take the camera apart going slowly and you will need a small philips and straight screwdriver. It is easy to do but time consuming. Once you get the lens apart you can see the spring that holds onto the side and either super glue it if the plastic is broken or remove it all together. I would rather try to fix it. Let me know how it goes.

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If you're handy, you can replace it in about 3 minutes. Don't attempt it unless you're willing to risk tearing a thin flexible circuit under the rear cover. Looking at the camera from the rear, remove the screws on the right hand side ( 2 ? ) then the screws across the bottom - open the card door, remove the card, and wedge a knife blade between the front and rear cover halves - the card door will be loose with an attached spring coming free. No need to remove the rear housing completely, just enough to expose the tracks for the battery cover hinge. Remove the old door, noting the position of the opening spring at the hinge, by angling one hinge out first. Insert the new battery cover and the card door in reverse order.

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