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''lens error'' and red and green lines going through the schreen

My camera was working fne when i got up in the morning and it the evening i took it out of my draw and it was telling me "lens error" and the lens would not close so i took out the battery to get it off and put it back in and the lens came back in but then after i tried to take a picture i saw red and green line running through the the display and that only happens in the light but not in the dark and also it records videos perfectly but i try to take a pic and its all messed up please help me find the problem.

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SOURCE: Lens error

The most common cause of this issue on the L3 is an impact which dislodges the focus element in the very front of the lens. The metal platform that the focus system is mounted to is attached with 1 screw and is able to flex slightly under stress. When impacted it flexes and allows the focus drive to become misaligned. The lens still technically works but the camera senses that the focus is jammed and leaves the lens extended so no components will be damaged by retracting. This repair costs $145 at my shop, not an economical repair for this camera. Some parts of the focus element are accessable from the front of the lens. You can remove the metal cover (it is glued down). Generally you will not be able to re-install the lens barrier, but it can be removed without harm to the camera. When you remove the plastic plate which carries the lens barrier you will see a small metal gear, this is the base of the focus drive.

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SOURCE: my nikon d70 won't turn on and the battery if fully charged

The black spot i suspect was the CCD or processor failing. Checkout Nikon customer support re this.

Posted on Aug 05, 2007

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SOURCE: system error

The following blog outlines some repair options for a lens error:

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

Listed Fix #4 might work for you. Place the camera on its back, and hold the shutter button down while powering on the camera.

Posted on Dec 23, 2007

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SOURCE: Nikon CoolPix S5. Red flashing hand. Camera/Lens on/open.

If the shutter is stucked there is no external way to release it Have to show it at camera shop

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SOURCE: nikon d80 will not take pics has err flashing in

Hello

The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel after dropping it. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.

Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.

Firstly , try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.

Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera.

Look at the lens , and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).

Try gently pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.

Another way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the camera is enough to get things going again.

Try hitting your camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of your hand.

Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair center for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to replace the camera.

If it is still under warranty I would suggest you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.

Hope the advise is useful.

Regards
Andrea

Posted on Aug 31, 2010

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SOURCE: My camera worked fine one day, then it was in my

try these:-

  • connect it to pc and on it
  • vaccum the barrel of lens
  • changing mem. card and batt. for 2min.
  • shake it.
  • on and off in different positions
  • hit the part near lens softly with palm (trust me this made mine work)

Posted on Sep 15, 2010

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