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The word lens being displayed on lcd

One day when I turned my camera on the word lens has come up on the display on the top of the camera. Then it just turns itself off. I noticed someone else ask this same question nearly a year ago, so it could be a common issue with this camera that hopefully someone may know how to fix without it costing me heaps of cash Thanks

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  • Nance63 Dec 21, 2007

    My camera keeps shutting off and lens is being displayed. The lens does not go back in as well. I turn it on and it stays on for just a second or two.




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Lens problem

The Display button toggles the information shown on the LCD (or turns it off entirely). Make sure you haven't inadvertently pressed it and turned off the display. It works as follows:

Press once for Normal view in LCD viewfinder
Press twice to turn on Rule of Thirds grid lines
Press three times to turn off LCD display
Press and hold 1 sec. to decrease/increase LCD brightness

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Camera turns on, lens cyles (in and out) 3 times, then camera displays a message "Turn the power off and on again" superimposed on the display. Image is not in focus and camera will not take picture, just...

This is lens mechanism problem and lens assembly will be replaced to fix the issue.
Lens tries to correct its mechanical error three times then gives up and you see turn power off and on again display in lcd. If camera is under warranty, please call Sony to get it fixed or take camera to local camera repair shop if its out of warranty.

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After inserting lens it keeps saying lens not attached

I would help to know the error message, but here is what I can tell you.

Having a "Lens error " message display on the camera's LCD display indicates a problem with the camera lens mechanism. This situation generally requires that the camera be sent to a Nikon Service Department for repair. Before doing this however, be sure to check these situations below:
  1. One possible reason for this error is if the camera is switched on and the lens unit is prevented from extending. The camera will struggle for a second to extend the lens, then report the problem. Inspect the lens for any obvious obstruction, then turn the camera off, then on again. Usually, simply switching the camera Off then On again is enough to correct this problem.
  2. Remove and recharge and/or replace the battery. If the error does not clear up right away, leave the battery out of the camera overnight, and try again the next day.

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I have a SANYO VPC-T1060 i accidentally dropped it and it turned off with the camera lense out , i tried to turn it on but it wont

Usually when a digital camera has lens issues, they will turn on very briefly, then turn off. Try holding the bottom button in on the lcd side as you push the power button to see if your camera will display stored pictures. My daughter dropped her boyfriends 1060 in muddy water the other day and I cleaned it enough to get it to show pictures but couldn't get the lens to work. A drop or a speck of dirt will stop the lens from working. Haven't had much luck getting lens unstuck, but have replaced the lens unit, usually better to buy new camera unless you are very handy and can find a 1060 with a good lens and bad LCD, which I have done a few times. Looking on Ebay, most of the 1060's being sold 'as is' have bad lens and good LCD's......not good for us....hope this helps.

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Wont turn on but light is blinking

Are there any error messages on the LCD display?

Will the camera lens stay out when the camera is turned on?

Can you still take a photo/flash/sound without seeing the photo?

If the camera will not turn on even with a fresh set of batteries it could have a system or lens error in the camera.

a possible lens jamb when closed and the green led on top comes on then shuts off after the lens attemps to extend but cant.

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No LCD display



Do as i say..

1.) Remove battery
2.) Remove front plate (screw driver may be needed)
3.) Check all gears, make sure they are correctly fitted in place)
4.) Move the gear manually to make the lens come out.
5.) keep it out, put the front plate back together.
6.) reinsert the battery, turn it on.

1.) Remove the battery.
2.) Wait about 6-8 hours.
3.) Reinsert the battery.

1.) Remove the battery.
2.) Try hooking it up through AC adapter, put correct voltage.
3.) Try turning it on.
4.) Remove AC adapter, reinsert battery.
5.) Turn it on.

Hope this may help;



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Try pressing the "info" button on the top of the camera next to the shutter button. This turns the LCD off and on to save battery life.

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Lcd flickers


the 400d has a sensor just below the optical view finder
it detects when you face is near the view finder and turns off the lcd scren

the display button (top left) can manually turn the lcd on/off

refer page 101 of the manual to modify this setting


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Displays pictures remaining with power off

I'm not sure what exactly your question is but this sounds normal. My D50 does the exact same thing. It displays the number of frames left on the LCD on top of the body when a card is in, and an 'E' when it is not, even when the camera is powered off. The only way to comepetely turn this LCD off is to remove the battery from the camera.

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"00" Apparture

If an aperture of "00" is displayed on the camera's LCD panel, perform the following steps in order. Check after each step to see if the problem remains, and proceed to the next step if it does. (In some cases, you may see "Err 01" displayed on the LCD panel.) 1. Check if the lens is correctly mounted on the camera. If no lens is attached to the camera, "00" will be displayed for the aperture value. 2. Clean the lens contacts. Turn the camera's power switch to OFF, and then detach the lens from the camera to clean the contacts. Use a blower to blow away dust on the lens. Do not touch both the camera's or lens' electrical contacts with your fingers while cleaning the lens. Turn the power switch to ON again and check the aperture value displayed on the LCD panel. Refer to the Instruction Manual provided with your camera for instructions for detaching or mounting the lens. Also, prevent any foreign materials or dust from getting into the camera through the lens mount, and be sure not to damage the contacts. 3. Remove the battery pack. Turn the camera's power switch to OFF and remove the battery pack. Then reinsert the battery pack, and then turn the power switch to ON again.

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