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E:61:10 My camera just stopped focusing. I can take pictures but they are blurry and my screen flashes the error code E:61:10. I have tried turning it off and on, taking the battery out, changing the settings, nothing works. I can't find a reset button on the camera anywhere. Does anyone know how to resolve this problem?

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Re: E:61:10

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Posted on Jun 26, 2007

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It seems to be a mechanical problem that can be fixed by placing a bit of pressure on key points. Here is the fix that I did that seems to have worked fine...

open the battery cover
take the battery out
take the memory stick out (inside the battery case)
leave the battery cover open
carefully remove the 7 small silver screws (put them in a cup so you don't lose them!!)
slightly pry the front cover away from the camera starting at the bottom
wedge something in the side to 'pop' out the top retaining tabs towards the top
the front cover should now pop off the camra
Make small paper spacer #1:
Cut the adhesive strip off of a post it note.
Fold it over again about 5 times so that it has some thickness to it.
Approx final dimensions are 1/8in x 1/4in x 1/32in(??) thick
Stick it in the upper right corner of the black plastic lense housing.
See photos attached.
(There is a nice flat rectangle at that spot about the same dims.
This spacer should fit neatly right over that space.)
Make small paper spacer #2:
Cut the adhesive strip off of a post it note.
Fold it over again about 5 times so that it has some thickness to it.
Approx final dimensions are 1/4in x 1/4in x 1/32in(??) thick
Stick it in the bottom left corner of the black plastic lense housing.
See photos attached.
(There is a nice flat rectangle at that spot, but you want the spacer
to be a bit bigger so that it covers the vertical line in the plastic.)
Put the front cover back on the camera.
Make sure it is mechanically secure, but don't install the screws yet.
Put in the battery and memory stick.
Try it. You may have to play with the spacer thickness to get it to work.
Once it is working well again, then put the screws permanently back in.

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