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Sanyo vcp503 i couldn't find my camera listed in the sanyo section so i am posting up my problem i got the camera for xmas i thought i was going to be ok i would have pictures for xmas well my memory for the camera only held a few pictures so i needed an SD card well i hadn't gone anywhere where the camera was needed until this weekend i got an SD card put it in the camera and everything went fine went out with friends batteries were low and eventualy died, i turned on the camera and turned it back off but the lens wouldn't open and the zoom wouldn't go to its full. i changed the battery today and still doing the same problem could the camera be defective?

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you have a picture upside down if u turned a picture on ur computer put memory card in computer and turn picture how u took it decode error will go away

Posted on Apr 25, 2008

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I had the same problem just this morning...but I fixed it!

If you have manipulated any of the files on your opening them on your computer and modifying them...then the camera won't decode them. This is because the dimensions change and exceed the dimensions of the camera. Try returning your pictures in your camera file to their original state and saving it to the camera. Don't forget to delete the ones that don't work. This should work.

Posted on Nov 22, 2008

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SOURCE: Zoom lens stuck out and camera will not power on...

Try another set of batteries

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Recharged battery, turn on, stays on about 2 seconds then off

its a batt. problem use NiMH enelop cell

Posted on Jun 18, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a Sanyo VPC-s885 digital camera. I have

Your problem may be due to corrosion on the battery contacts inside the camera which can prevent the full power of the batteries from flowing into the camera. Try this free fix before you do anything else: remove the batteries and wipe the camera contacts firmly with a dry cloth (heavy corrosion may require cleaning with a wire brush, steel wool, or sandpaper). Remove any residue that may have fallen into the battery compartment during cleaning, then wipe both ends of the batteries, place them back in the camera and give them a good charge (assuming that you're using rechargeable batteries). This cleaning clears the problem about 90% of the time. If it doesn't work for you, the camera may have a problem that requires professional repair.

Posted on Dec 07, 2009

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The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. 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.

You can also have a look at THIS link.

Hope the advise is useful. please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance.


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