The lens on my kodak P712 camera constantly retracts and extends
This problem has just started, I checked the battery is ok. When I turn the camera on, the lens starts going in and out...I have to keep turning it on and off inorder to maybe take the picture. I have had this camera for about 3 yrs.
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Try removing and replacing batteries to reset the camera. Ensure that batteries are fully charged.
If that does not clear the problem, then the lens error is
usually caused by mechanical faults concerning lens
assembly. This happens because there is dirt inside the lens (sand
dust), or one part in the lens assembly is bad or went out of place.
Because of this he lens cannot extend or retract fully, the error is
detected and lens error is returned.
Sometimes this can be fixed
playing with the lens during extraction or retraction to help the lens
asset getting back to normal.
If if does not extend tapping gently the back of the camera, and if it
does not retract helping lens back in while turning camera respectively
on and off.
More often the camera lens must be disassembled and re-assembled by a technician to fix the problem.
I only can think of two reasons. The first, the battery does not have enough power. As a safety precaution it shuts itself down, to avoid damage to the saved pictures. Because if the voltage is to low, it can't write with 100% accuracy.
Second: something is blocking free movement of the lens. This could have a cause inside the lens barrel, and you won't see a thing. It also could be a minute damage on the outside of the lens. Or what sometimes happens while putting the camera on, you touch the lens barrel. I assume you did remove any lens cap attached to the camera.
So if you can't see any damage to the lens barrel, charge the battery and try again.
The lens error is due to failure of the lens control system. You can remove battery and card replace battery and while switching on tap the lens hood on your hands so as to disengage any dirt or mechanism being struck. It is also possible that the mechansim is struck .Use some high pressure jet air to blow between the lens to dislodge any sand particles struck inside. If none of these works then you can think of taking consensus with the service centre. get estimate before you decide. It will be good to have it checked at any camera/Kodak service as you do not have to run around for spares.
Have you made sure that the batteries are LiIon and fully charged? I had a similar problem with a Kodak Easyshare camera that required the higher voltage LiIon battery pack rather than alkaline AAs which will fit in there but is not exactly right.
When the battery dies, usually the camera will retract the lens if possible. If the battery is so dead the lens can not retract, I would recommend trying to charge or change the battery. Or try to turn the camera on, and then manually shutting it off if you can.
It sound like 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.
In any case it could not make it worse
My Kodak camere was really not dropped. I put in new batteries and the camera only gives me one shot and I have to turn it off and try again. I can plug the camera into a charge cord and I can take all the pictures I want. Is it possible the 2 batteries are not enough to power the camera
Guess what I tried banging the bottom of my CW330 camera, as suggested by Timewarped, and the lens retracted and the "Lens Error 25" cleared. I can't believe it, you saved me about $80 in repairs. Thanks