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Lens jammed on a kodak v1253

Have you had any diy solutions for the jammed lens

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  • chareesims Feb 02, 2009



    the lens will close partialy and open partialy...the lcd will no longer show a display...i've tried charging but it's not the charge...the camera shop said the lens was jammed...just going off what they said...

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I fixed my v1253 following these steps:
1. Pulled the battery when the lens starts to come out before it could power itself off.
2. Gently pull the telescope out until it clicks.
3. Use a fine tip paint brush to clear debris out of the cracks.
Camera works just fine now.

Posted on Mar 31, 2009

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WELL....DEFENSE WHAT KINE OF LENS PROBLEM YOU HAVE ITS LOT OF JAMMED LENS WE COULD EXPLAIN IF YOUR LENS WAS IN AND OUT YOUR LENS WAS DIRTY IF YOUR LENS WAS BENT MY BE YOU DRAPE IT THE BARREL INSIDE WAS BENT OR BROKEN ITS A LOT OF WORK ON THE LENS

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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