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Lens shutter stuck

The lens shutter on my Finepix A340 seems to be stuck and jammed. I can only move it a little bit, covering the retracted lens and effectively turning off the camera but not covering it. I have no idea why it might be jammed, but I don't want to force the shutter because I'm afraid it might break off. Any suggestions would be helpful.

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If you're careful this problem is a relatively easy fix for many digital cameras. The design of the lens cover mechanism is usually simple and very similar throughout camera brands. Here's an example fix for a Canon A400 with similar problems:

Posted on Nov 10, 2007

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    Forgot to mention the above should be done only as a last resort. First try blowing lots of compressed air around the open lens shutter to clean the mechanism. Or use a hair dryer for a few seconds (don't want to heat up the camera). Also with the lens barrel extended and pointed downward, tap the lens barrel with a pencil while you extend and retract the lens by powering the camera on and off. A grain of sand in the mechanism is usually the culprit, and you want to try to dislodge it.



FinePix A500:

had this solution, tried everything.

Eventually i slowly applied pressure on the focas len, and the zoom mechinism, when it was switching off, and it make a click. some sand came out, and the camera started working.

the motor is loud though, i then polished and oiled the zoom lens cases. and ran some more compressed air though.

I mean, a loud zoom motor, or a £100 repair bill?

i'd rather doing it my way. hope this helps

Posted on Apr 18, 2008


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