Beeps repeatedly, lense won't retract...won't take pictures?
Camera not working....was fine one minute and the next the lense won't retract, it beeps upon powering up, and it will go to review picture mode and show the pictures on the camera, but won't take any new pics, and the lense won't retract? When you power off it beeps repeatedly?
Hi Jeanice21, I just posted the same problem a few minutes ago with my SD400. I followed a few steps of the suggested solutions and here's what worked for me.
1) take apart the front and back by unscrewing the six screws holding the camera together 2) on the left of the flash, there are two little retangular holes with grooved dials in them 3) using a little flat head screwdriver, push up or down to turn the grooves while power up in the movie or capture mode 4) the lens retracted at this point and my camera started working again. Good luck!
I had all the same problems with the camera that first started with a "memory card error" (the memory card was not the problem). I also only could get a "background" screen on the LCD. I was totally frustrated to the point that I figured I'd have to buy another camera. So, I figure it wouldn't hurt to manhandle the camera. I lightly tried to pushed the lens back in while pressing the power on-off button... The camera lens pushed and jerked (I didn't really fight the push). Thinking I did nothing... I then tried turning it on again....like magic, the camera turned on normally with screen showing ready to take the next picture. And no more "memory card error" either. I don't really know how this worked, or whether it'll work for anyone else, but it did for me.
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may be due to a weak/worn out battery or 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 and place them back in the camera. This cleaning clears
the problem about 90% of the time. If it doesn't work for you, your battery may need to be replaced, or the camera may have
a problem that requires professional repair.
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The S0042 error code relates to a problem with the zooming mechanism (lens would not retract or extended) Press the power button on and hold it down while extending and twisting the telescopic zoom lens. It might fix your problem. Let me know if it worked!
i had the same problem a while back. I fooled around with my camera lens a bit and it turned out that one side of the lens was sticking out a bit. I pressed down on this and pushed the power button and it worked. The next time I turned it on the same thing happened but if you keep doing the same thing it should work.
1- some dirt somehow got on the outside of side of the lense. So the lense could not fully retract or open out. As a result you can take any picture. If the lense comes out even a little bit, try to pull it out NOT too hard a few times. If it does not retract, turn the camera off and push the lense in (up and down) NOT too hard foe a few times. If the camera opened up 100% or retracted 100%, your camera should be back to normal.
2- If you dropped the camera, some mechanical part of the lense is broken or dislocated or the cable may have come loose. In this case you need to take out the lense from the camera and inpect it for broken pieces or loose cable. clean the outside of the lense and push the lense in and out a few times. Put the lense back on and your camera would be back to normal.
If your lens is open and the camera turns off after those dreaded beeps, I have a fix for your problem. Basically, for this model of camera, the lens first pushes out a bit and then it retracts into the camera. Well, my lens got stuck on the pushout and it prevented the camera from turning on. I used some finger pressure and wiggled the lens a bit. Then I turned it on and it retracted to where is was supposed to be to take pictures. Then I turned it off and it retracted into the camera. Problem solved!
The unusual beeps usually occur when the lens cannot be extended or retracted, often due to dirt in the gearing or the lens cap being left on.
Try using canned air to blow around the outside of the extension cylinder, and, putting a fresh set of batteries in the camera (it probably got stuck on since it couldn't fully retract the lens and didn't complete the shutdown).
If that doesn't work, try taking it to a camera store with repair technicians and having them take apart and clean the lens extension/retraction mechanism.