Question about Cameras
This camera is in need of service / repair and is probably out of warranty.
Posted on Jan 25, 2013
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
i have the same problem with my olymus camera. its agravating because mine wont turn on and the lense is sticking out. my warrenty is up so im thinking about buying a new camera? im not sure because it cost more to repair.
Posted on Sep 14, 2008
SOURCE: After turn on the camera,
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.
Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.
Firstly , 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).
Try gently 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.
Another 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 your hand.
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.
You can also have a look at THIS link.
Hope the advise is useful. please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance. Also, please be so kind to let me know if you found this helpful.
Posted on Nov 25, 2010
SOURCE: when turning on the camera
This tip will explain a few methods on how to try and fix your lens if it is stuck or you get a lens error on your screen.
Please note that all these methods are used at the users own risk and that I can not be held responsible for any damages or losses that occur while trying these methods.
1. If your camera is still under warranty, send your camera to the manufacturer to be replaced or fixed professionally.
2. If your camera is out of warranty try these methods.
Thanks for taking the time to read my tip and feel free to let me know if it was of any help.
Posted on Jan 25, 2011
Tips for a great answer:
Dec 31, 2009 | Kodak EasyShare Z712 Digital Camera
Aug 30, 2008 | Kodak EasyShare C340 Digital Camera
Jan 25, 2008 | Pentax Optio S4i Digital Camera
Aug 08, 2007 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S40 Digital Camera
Oct 20, 2017 | Cameras
19 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!