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Camera won't open at all

My Casio will not open at all. the lens does not open and it won't extend either. It makes the noise I programmed it to make when I turn it on.. but that's it! My Mother has the same exact camera.. we tried switching batteries to see if that was the problem. But it is not. My toddler may have done something with it.. but I'm not sure what! Any potential answers out there?

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Re: Camera won't open at all

"My toddler may have done something with it.. but I'm not sure what!" Does the camera power down after it tries to open the lens? If the camera was dropped with the lens extended, then chances are that the lens is bent which would prevent the lens from opening. Was something spilled on it? This might be your problem too. Try sliding in a small piece of paper around the lens and see if you can free it up and get it to come out. If it does, wipe down the outside of the lens with a damp cloth (but not the optical glass!) and use a dry cloth to remove any moisture before retracting the lens. Hope this helps! Good luck!

Posted on Apr 11, 2007

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