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Is this a Nikon digital? If so:
"F--" means there is either no lens attached or there is a non cpu lens attached. The "Rxx) is the estimated number of images that may be taken with the present media card.
For the lens: TUrn camera off, remove lens and carefully clean the cpu contacts on lens mount and lens itself with a cotton swab lightly dampened with pure water. DO NOT OVER WET THE CAMERA OR LENS. LEt dry thoroughly, replace lens and try again. Try manual mode. If there is a camera hardware reset buttion, try that....Good Luck!
I had the same problem with my Sony DSC-W150 camera. It turned out to have an easy fix. At the same time, press the power button and depress the shutter button halfway (the one you snap to take pics) as if you were trying to engage the autofocus without pressing the button down entirely. The lens will attempt to autofucus, which in my case was enough extra power to dislodge whatever debris/sand had clogged the lens. Hope this works for you!
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 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.
i too have had this problem,i sent it to be repaired and 4 months later it came back,then 2 days later it don eit again,so i took it apart,then i happened to have a compressor then blue everything out ,turnin it of and on until i tworked then blow every piece as u piece it back together,i stripped it as far as i could,now it breaks down lik e all the time,so i jus take it apart,ps when u turn it on or off ALWAYS have the lense facing the floor,this will help,actually i have a new problem with mine ,it takes pics but only on sum settings it wont allow me to see the pic on the screen as i take it,but it does actually take it,i tell u what i am sure off,cannon new this camera was shagged when they released it,my opinion they should give everyone double there money back for there stupidity
When I turn my camera on, the lens goes in and out a few times. Once it's finally on and I look at the screen, everything is blurry. When I take the picture, it's blurry too. If I try to use the zoom to adjust, the lens starts going in and out all crazy and won't adjust right.
Apparently often related to a lens motor malfunction. My old 4300 just gave this error for the first time today. The lens extended but made a whirring noise before the message popped up. Nothing I tried would fix it - but after I drove home it worked fine again.
I had a similar problem over a year ago after the camera fell out of my backpack (it was in its own bag but not well padded). When I used it the lens stuck and refused to retract, but I don't recall a "System Error" message. After a few tries, the lens went in and it's been fine since, until today.
Make sure there's nothing (dust, dirt) stuck in the lens barrels. Otherwise, just keep turning it on and off and hope it works.
I had the same problem - try to wiggle the zoom lense really carefully and the switch it on again. The zoom objective is canted a little bit and the motor is too weak to move the zoom objective.
You can also open the camera by removing all 8 screws around the camera and then removing the metal front (Just pull it in the direction of the zoom lens with your fingernails). Then you can access the zoom lens better ...