Help! The camera fell off a table and hit the floor and
the lens popped out in several pieces. Nothing looks broken, but I can't figure out how it all fits back together. Any drawings or description of how to fit it together. Thanks!D
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As you have dropped your camera due to that lens barrel (focusing ring) is not able extend, Your camera need to be disassembled to get at the focusing ring at Service Center but you can try these solution.
What you can try to do is spray some compressed AIR into the lens to try to free up any sand or dust that may have worked its way in. If that doesn't help, you can gently bump the camera to try to free the focusing ring. or.......
You can try to turn camera ON at the table (facing it to the ceiling), don't put camera down face to the floor when opening. Good luck and have a nice day. Rating the solution is highly appreciated.
Take it to a dealer for repair.
You may be able to claim this on your Home Contents Insurance.
If it costs too much to repair, hold a little ceremony and send it to a recycling centre for proper burial.
Never drop cameras, expose to sand water (unless waterproof). These will surely break a camera. Always be conscious of your camera to edge of tables or other potentially damaging situations. ALWAYS use straps and safe storage.
I'm sorry it's broke. : (
Okay if you have luck all that's happened is you have jarred the lens contact between the camera body and lens. Make sure the camera is turned off then remove the lens and clean the gold contacts on both the lens and camera body. Remove the battery, install the lens and replace the battery, turn the camera on. If it still doesn't work shut the camera off and try another lens and see if it work properly this will tell you if it's the camera at fault or the lens. Switch lenses between known working cameras. I'm sure you will find the lens has come loose. I only once had a lens come apart from a jar (not impact) and it actual popped apart in pieces.
This is a common problem to digital cameras for those who take it to the beach. The problem was that there could be granules of sand in the lens and thus preventing your lens to come out.
What you need to do is to hold you camera on your right hand, with the lens facing downwards. Then turn the camera on as you gently hit it with your left palm. Do this several times until the sand comes out and your lens could retract out again.
That's because the internal focus servomotors are out of place and can't turn the focus ring. I'm sorry but these components are located inside the lens assembly and this is not by any means an user serviceable part. It's composed of tiny servomotors, small coils and plastic parts that can get out of possition or decalibrated if the lens assembly gets opened.
A thing to try would be to hold the camera with it's lens barrel opened in one hand and hit it (gently yet still firmly) against the other hand. There are some small chances that this will bring the internal focus ring to it's former alligment. Other then this, only a service center can fix the camera, but it could turn out to be an expensive repair.
I'm sorry for having to bring the bad news. Bogdan
I would not lubricate anything on a camera if you are not a camera repair man. The last thing you want is liquids working there way into places they don't belong.
It sounds to me like you may have a worn part. If someone advises you do do any disassemble to make the repair, don't. Take it to a camera repair man. I know of what I speak! In the 60's, a screw fell out one of my lenses for my Nikon F Photomic. To replace the screw, I had to first remove another part. By the time I finished, the whole lens was in pieces on the table. It cost over $150 to fix (1965 dollars). The repair man told me that if I had left things alone and brought the assembled lens and screw in, it would have cost $10 for the repair.
Here is the solution for your problem. If you look at your camera at an angle, you will see the zoom lens is little bent to the side. I want you to put pressure on the cam to snap-it into it's place. After you heard a click, then turn-on your camera. This will fix your cam.