Zoom lens stuck out and camera will not power on...
When the last set of batteries went dead I put in a brand new pair. Hit the power button and the lens zoomed all the way out and stayed that way. The camera did not and will not turn on. The green light on the back flashes when I hit the power button but nothing else at all happens. You can hold the power button down as well and the light flashes a steady pulse until I let off. Can any one help?
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**** a very common problem with most cameras. There hasn't been much of a solution for this problem except to try to wiggle the lens zoom while pushing and holding the power button. Also make sure you have brand new batteries installed. Even the slightest dead battery will cause a problem.
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.
these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.
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).
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.
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
Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair
center 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.
I've had similar problems with various versions of this camera. Here's
the fix, if all else fails. These are step-by-step instructions to take
apart and fix the camera's lens error.
i have the same problem. i bought new rechargeable batteries and they went dead really fast and then i put some new batteries in and i took like 5 pics and then the battery indicator said the battery is low. i dont get it whats going on with this camera.
try taking the battery out, and then putting it back in, and hit the power button a few times. i drop my camera all the time. make sure your battery is charged before you declare it broken. [hahah, i did that once]
Mine shuts off when I press the shutter button. I put in new batteries and I can get the lens in then. But it shuts off when I try to take a picture. These cameras are notorious for having a zoom problem. They say the Zoom error appears and the camera dies. There is a fix of gently pulling the lens out all the way till the cover open then twisting it gently clock wise till it clicks. They say this fixes this problem but I don't think that is what is wrong with mine. Do a search on Fuji E550 zoom problem fix. It should show up.