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No startup on lens cover opening

When I slide open the lens cover nothing happens. No lights and the lens zoom does not attempt to extend. If I press the preview button on the back, I can view pictures already taken with no problems. Any ideas? Is this something I might be able to fix myself? Could it be that the contact on the cover is not touching when opened? It appears as if the slide opens completely. Maybe there is some debris preventing a contact? Could the motor have burned out or something? From what I have seen it would be too expensive to send in for a repair. Is there a repair manual available online? Thanks in advance for any help.

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  • stelloclan Apr 20, 2008

    When we slide over our lens cover, nothing happens, but we can view pictures already taken in the quick view. We took off the lens cover as the solution suggest, but the switch had not come unglued.

  • Anonymous May 12, 2008

    camera will not start when lens cover is slid over, screen lights up when veiw button is pressed but only to view, thanks



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Well the problem it´s on the switch that turns on the camera that is located under the lens cover.... this swith is glued to the front cover and lots of times gets unglued, u need to remove the lens cover by removing 2 screws on the bottom part of the lens cover, after that just pull the switch slowly and glue it. don´t use 3 seconds glue use a more viscose one. good luck

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All the possible explanations you offer are appropriate. It is either a problem with the sensor that determines if the slide cover is open, or a problem with the lens preventing it from extending. If you do not get errors when you open the cover I would expect it to be the side cover sensor. Try manipulating the cover by gently twisting it and sliding it back and forth. Open and close it several times - if the switch is dirty or just out of alignment you may get some sign of life when you do this. If nothing at all happens it is probably completely failed and would require repair or replacement. Before you give up completely check online for repair sources, some cost much less then others. Google it. :) David Millier Advance Camera Repair

Posted on Feb 24, 2007


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