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Dropped sony DSC-P73 need lens assembly

I have aquired this camera with the lens stuck in the open position. When I stripped the camera I found the lens assembly has been damaged. Does anyone know where I can get one even if it is used.

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Your best bet is to get another camera from an online auction site. Sony will not sell you a part direct & those suppliers that will sell you one will want more than the camera is worth. I have fixed many cameras by buying online from auctions & you can often get the part you need plus a whole lot of extras (battery, charger, memory) for what a replacement part from a dealer will cost.

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Lens is stuck open and when i turn the camera on, it shuts off immediately.


The lens error indicates that the movement is inhibited possibly by sand or grit. It also may be misaligned or an internal component has failed. Look carefully between the lens and the camera body for any sand, dirt or any damaged etc. Try turning the camera with the lens facing down and shake to dislodge anything stuck and try removing batteries and memory card. There are a number of things you can try:
- Ensure batteries are fully charged
- Look carefully between the lens and the camera body for any sand or other dirt etc
- Try turning the camera with the lens facing down and shake to dislodge anything stuck
- Try removing batteries and memory card, wait 2 minutes and refit

If no luck then we have to try some things that could possibly result in damaging your camera so should only be tried if happy to take that risk...
a. Try thumping the camera into your other hand, by thumping into your hand you are trying to jar the mechanism loose, by using your hand you will hopefully not do it too hard or it will hurt. You may need to do this a dozen or so times in different places to work. I have found the flat of the camera bottom into the flat of your hand best.
b. If the lens is stuck in the out position then remove the batteries and try twisting the lens first one way then the other, do not apply excessive force when doing this or you can break gears, you are trying to reposition not force... Likewise if the lens looks like it is crooked you can try pushing it back into position. This has a higher chance of doing more harm than the thump so please be careful...
c. Dismantle the camera, not for the faint hearted, you need to dismantle the lens assembly into the main body of the camera.

Additionally, here are a few links to some other things to try. With newer cameras I am usually hesitant to suggest these options since they include some more extreme procedures that may cause further damage if not done correctly, but since yours is probably no longer under warranty, they may save you an expensive repair bill. An older Canon camera is used to demonstrate these procedures but, the lens structure of these compact cameras is the same so the examples do apply to this unit. These procedures are effective about 60% of the time. Click on or copy and paste the links into your browser.

* Lens Covers
* Lens FIX 1
* Lens FIX 2

If the "do it yourself" approach doesn't work out for you and you need conventional repair you can get an online estimate at the link and please see the note below: unitedcamera.com/FUJI-FINEPIX-E550 (sample)

Hope helps.

Sep 23, 2011 | HP Photosmart 735 Digital Camera

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Scree is frozen and AF in red letters is flashing


Something is awry with the lens assembly, where the focusing takes place. Sometimes when the camera gets bumped with the lens out, or obstructed from opening, a gear can get stripped, broken, or some other plastic piece in the assembly can get damaged. In that case, the lens cannot be driven to the right place for auto-focusing, and the computer will detect that and give an error message. There is a site that elaborates on things you can try, that might fix the problem if it's just "sprung" out of position, etc. Try their suggestions first, but if you can't get it back working, service will be required. Get an estimate first, however, because often the cost of repair these days is more than the price of replacing the camera. Here's the site, and good luck!
http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

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Whiteout on fujifilm f20. how do I remove the lens?


Firstly, to isolate the shutter as the problem, turn the camera on and the flash off. put the lens into full optical (not digital) zoom. Then turn the camera lens to face you and look at the lens and take a picture.
With the camera in full optical zoom the shutter assembly will be right up to the outer lens so you can see it clearly. When the button is pressed you should see the shutter fire across the lens inside. It should cover the lens completely. If it does not or doesn't fire at all then you get over exposed pictures or lines across the photo. The most likely cause for this is moisture residue on the shutter leafs sticking them together.
To clean you will need to strip the lens down almost completely to access the shutter assembly. If this model of camera uses a sealed shutter unit then it will be impossible to clean. The only models i have found so far that use a sealed unit are the F460 and F470. Yours I am not sure of as I haven't opened 1 up but the solution for most is to strip it down and clean.
Tip: use another camera to photograph each stage to help on re assembly

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Camera stuck open and wont switch on


The lens is jammed. There is an internal plastic ring with lugs/clips on it that is easily damaged and jams the lens.
Lens needs to be stripped down, repaired and reset

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SD 890 LENS STUCK IN OPEN POSITION


turn on the camera. now press the buttons W and T alternatively. while doing so gently assist the lens assembly to roll in. it will help.
once you get the lens assembly in. shutdown the camera and open it.
its easy if you have the proper tools.
now reach for the lens assembly and reassemble it carefully

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Whenever I open my camera, it says zoom error


Your lens is jammed. you need to strip your camera down to access and remove the lens unit. BECAREFULL of electric shock. your camera will still have charge in the flash unit and you will recieve quite a shock if you touch the board or any components inside. You will also have to purchase a "tri-wing" screw driver for the case screws. These can be sourced on ebay.
Don't rush with your lens unit, it is likely that it has damage to the sliding assembly due to the impact. take your time and don't use excessive force. your lens will only dissassemble once it is in the retracted position so patients is required to free it off otherwise more, if not terminal, damage will result. Try and use another camera to photograph each stage of dissassembly to aid reassembly later. You will need :
small cross head screw driver
tweezers, pointed prefferably
Tri-wing screwdriver for the security screws
Soldering iron with no more than a 1mm tip and some solder and solder braid for desoldering.
If you discover broken plastic inside your lens or too much damage then I may be able to help you out with either spares or help with repairing

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Hi my lens is stuck in the out position and zoom error is on the screen can you help finepix f40fd


Lens needs to be removed, carefully stripped and re-assembled. If the three small plastic guide luggs on the inside slide ring are broken sell for spares. Very hard to repair.

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Canon PowerShot SX100 IS Lens Stuck


If the lens does not extend/retract when the camera is powered on, then lens assembly is damaged.

Unfortunately, such Canon SX100 (and the SX110 too) has a very fragile lens assembly, and it's damaged very easily. Most of the times the internal gears, the plastic post guides and the motor are damaged at the same time, so the only solution is to replace the whole lens assembly.

The lens replacement requires a qualified camera repair technician, unless you want to try in repair it yourself, which requires tools (scredrivers, soldering iron, desoldering tool, magnifier glass with light, etc).

Best regards,

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this happens since the lens section assembly is damages.
and this can be corrected by doing a proper service to it.

and hence i recommend u to take it to some service center for repair

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it is difficult to put back the lens assembly if you don't have any experience....you may damage the gear and the flexwire if you not properly align the lens...since you already open the lens try to not damage the gear and flexwire...dont' apply some power to the motor...just a manual operation to the lens when you align it...

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