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The lens on my finepix s2980 wont open and the camera is telling me to turn off and on again but nothing happeneds

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Posted on Nov 01, 2012

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SOURCE: lens error on camerafuji f601 finepix

I'm not sure if this will work as I have yet to try this for my self. But according to others who have had this problem pulling lens out while camera is off and then restarting camera works. If this does work please notify. Or just tell me what happens when this is done

Posted on May 31, 2009

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SOURCE: Zoom lens will not open - camera will not open

Drop the camera onto a carpeted floor from about a foot and a half to two feet. I did this once when my DSC-H50 had the same problem and it immediatly began to work again. It landed just on the fron edge of the cylinder around the edge. I left the lens cap on. Many people have had this same problem with other sony models and it works well for them as well. I know it sounds far fetched which is why I am including this link: http://www.digitalcamera-hq.com/digital-cameras/sony-cybershot-dscp200_question.html?qid=3653

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Posted on Jul 20, 2009

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SOURCE: My Finepix 12.0 megapixels camera is having a problem

The focus mechanism is jammed inside the lens. The lens will not retract if any of the slide rings inside the lens are out of alignment.
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Posted on Oct 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Fuji FinePix A345 Digital Camera lens is stuck, I

Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera

This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camera. Some common error messages that might show up on the LCD's of cameras with this problem include “E18 lens error”, or “lens error, restart camera”. Some cameras might show nothing at all, but merely make a beeping noise as the lens goes out, then in, then the camera shuts off. Sometimes the lens won't even move.
The problem is actually quite common throughout all camera brands. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended. Believe it or not, one BIG contributor to lens errors is using a camera case. Sand, gunk, case fibers, etc... accumulate at the bottom of the case. These materials love to cling to the camera by electrostatic build-up from the camera rubbing against the side of the case (especially those cases with soft fibrous intreriors). Once these materials work their way into the lens mechanism, that's all she wrote. I have many Canon's, and NEVER use a case for this very reason.
A camera owner that suffers this problem may have no recourse for having the camera repaired. Many camera makers will not honor repairing this problem under warranty as they claim it is due to impact damage to the camera, or sand or debris getting into the lens gearing mechanism (neither of which is covered under warranty). The quoted repair cost is usually close to or more than what the camera is actually worth.
Fortunately, about half the cameras that suffer this failure can easily be fixed by one of the following methods. None of these methods involve opening the camera, although some have potential to cause other damage to the camera if excessively done. If the camera is still under warranty, before trying any of these, please please first contact your camera's maker to see if they'll cover the repair, or to determine how much they'll charge for the repair. Who knows, you might get lucky. But if they quote you a number that's higher than the value of your camera, you may want to consider the following methods.
The methods are listed in the order of risk of damaging your camera. Thus make sure you try them in the listed order. And remember, these fixes (especially #6 and 7) should only be considered for a camera that's out of warranty, who's cost of repair would be excessive, and would otherwise be considered for disposal if unrepaired:
Fix #1: Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh set of batteries back in (preferably rechargeable NiMH 2500mah or better) and turn the camera on. If that didn't work, try pressing and holding the Function or OK button while turning the camera on.
Fix #2: Remove the batteries, then remove the memory card. Then install new batteries, and turn on the camera. If you get an Error E30, it means you don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the memory card and turn it on one last time.
Fix #3: Insert the cameras Audio/Video (AV) cable, and turn the camera on. Inserting this cable ensures that the camera's LCD screen remains off during the start process. Thus extra battery power is available to the camera's lens motor during startup. This extra power can be useful in overcoming grit or sand particals that may be jamming the lens. If the AV cable doesn't fix the lens error by itself, consider keeping this cable installed while trying fixes 4, 5, and 7 as a means to provide extra help to these fixes. But note that I DON'T recommend keeping the cable installed during Fix 6 as you may damage the AV port while tapping the camera. Reinsert the cable only AFTER tapping the camera.
Fix #4: Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the ceiling. Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time press the power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to autofocus while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins in their slots.
Fix #5: Blow compressed air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations include blowing with a hair dryer in “no heat” setting, or sucking the gaps with a vacuum (careful with this one).
Now we're entering into the realm of potentially damaging your camera in conducting the fix. There is definitely some risk here, so take care when conducting the following two fixes.
Fix #6: Repeatedly tap the padded/rubber usb cover on a hard surface with the intent of dislodging any particles that may be jamming the lens. Other variations include hitting a side of the camera against the palm of your hand. A lot of people have reported success with this method. HOWEVER, there is also some potential for damaging or dislodging internal components with this method, such as unseating ribbon cables, or cracking LCD screens.
Fix #7: Try forcing the lens. More people have reported success with this method than with any of the other methods. HOWEVER, there's obviously some potential for damaging your camera by using this method. Variations include gently pulling, rotating, and/or twisting the lens barrel while hitting the power button. Attempt to gently straighten or align the barrel if it's crooked or twisted. Another variation includes looking for uneven gaps around the lens barrel, and then pushing on the side of the lens barrel that has the largest gap (note pushing the lens barrel all the way in is NOT recommended as it may become stuck there). While doing any of the above, listen for a click that indicates that the lens barrel guide pins may have reseated in their guide slots. If you hear this click, immediately stop and try the camera.

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SOURCE: fuji finepix f650 zoom lens

Hello

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 centre 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. Also, please be so kind to let me know if you found this helpful.

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Andrea

Posted on Nov 20, 2010

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When a camera notice the lens does not move, it is afraid to damage gears or the motor, of it powers down everything involved the lens. It then gives a message as you read.
Because the camera can't know what is casing this, it only can warn.
It "hopes" if it did run the lens to an obstruction, powering it down will relieve the tension. That is way it says power down.
Remove the battery, check the lens barrel if any obstruction is limiting the free movement of the lens. and then replace the battery. switch it on again.
If you accidentally touched the lens, while it was coming out, it could have given the same error. When after switching on the camera, and you are sure you don't obstruct the free movement of the lens barrel, but it comes back with the same error, you should contact a certified repair centre for your camera.

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Tells me to turn off and back on


Fujifilm finepix s2980 says turn camera off and turn it back on. Sounds silly but someone on here said drop camera from about 2to 3 foot on to carpeted ground, and mine started working again. something to do with lens gears not engaging. and the impact was enough to ironically make it re-engage. Thanks just saved £55 cost of camera and proberly more if I was to sent it for repair.

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Re Fuji finepix, keep getting message turn off camera, turn on again as lens won't extend, so camera not useable, batteries fresh. any ideas? thanks, robin


Remove and reinsert the batteries or disconnect and reconnect the AC power adapter/DC coupler. If the problem persists, contact your FUJIFILM dealer.
Before that:
Carefully check if and eventualy where the lens is blocked. Don't touch the front lens. Feeling for any movement on the edge not on the glass. If there is not any obstruction, then perhaps the motor that should move the lens is defect. If you can find anything that blocks the lens, ask a technician if he / she can remove is. Or else I'm affraid you have to visit your FUJIFILM dealer.

Oct 31, 2013 | Fujifilm Finepix S2980

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Why only two settings on my s2980 for d.o.f.


The lens on the S2980 only opens up to f/3.1, and that only at the wide end of the zoom range. At the wide end the only available aperture settings are f/3.1 and f/6.4. At the long end they are f/5.6 and f/11. See the specifications on page 119 of the manual.

In general, compact cameras simply do not give you the control that larger (heavier, more expensive) SLRs do.

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Try blowing ******* the lens. If it doesn't work, hold your camera with the lens facing the ground and tap your camera repeatedly so any dirt inside the lens mechanism will fall out.

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When I turn on my s2980 the lens does not extend.


robmcd27, I did what you said with the SD-card, but it still doesn't work... help me? :(

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When i turn on my camera finepix s2980 it beeps and tells me to turn camera off and an again i do it and it shows the same thing again


my one did exactly the same after one day of use. the shop replaced it for me and so far all is well apart from the clicking noise in the backround on video playback.

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