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Camera lens is out, but camera is off

I connected my camera to my computer to import some pictures, and when I was going to "safely remove hardware" from the bottom of windows, the camera USB did not show up, so I accidently pulled out the USB without shutting the camera off. Now the lens is open but the camera is off and won't turn on. Is there a way to fix this? Thank you.

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  • Michael Garcia Mar 16, 2007

    Hey, thank you for the post. I tried what you said, I held the power button then pressed the other buttons twice and nothing happened. I also tried to push the lens in but it didn't budge and I didn't want to force it. Anyway, the lens is out as if the camera were on, except the camera is off. Screen is blank, etc.

  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2008

    I hav ethe exact same problem with the weird green light but i shall try your suggestions and i hope it works I know this camera is old but I really can't afford a new one right now.

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First deconnect all batteries, usb cable anything from the camera. Leave it for about 1 hour and then without connecting batteries press and keep the the power button pressed for about 1min. Then press twice on every other button including the shuter, zoom or stuff like that. This should reset a microcontroller that remembers the last operation done. This doesn't reset the camera. After this, connect the batteries and try to power it again. IF this doesn't work. Try to push the lens back in using your fingers. Don't force them to much if they doesn't appear to go back. Use 2 fingers to press on the lens one on each side aplying equal pressure. You may hear a click noise when the lents start to go back. Again, don't force them to much. Try these at first and then if they doesn't work, please post back and specify what does the camera do. No led's no nothing or ..?

Posted on Mar 14, 2007

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    Motoi Bogdan Mar 17, 2007

    There aren't any other DiY solutions for these problem from what I know. You may have to go to a service center to have the camera examined by a person there. Maybe some sort of damage occured. The camera's firmware or the processing unit may have been altered. This shouldn't be an expensive repair, however you should ask for an estimate before they start the actual repair.

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I have the same problem (camera stuck 'off' with lens out), except that with new batteries the green light flashes for a few seconds when I try to turn the camera on. Then nothing. The display remains dark.

In my case, the problem occurred after I let the batteries run down (over-night) while the camera was on and attached to the computer.

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