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The button to turn the camera on/off is stuck, and I can;'t figure out how to open the camera to look at it - I removed a few screws but can't find anymore and can't open it.

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  • Wilson99 Feb 23, 2009

    Same exact thing happened to me!! SONY electronics just aren't made like they used to be....every Sony thing I own has had problems....and this camera has been to the shop 3 times already...not going to pay the min $100 to have it "looked at".

    I need a PDF of the service manual...any locations to grab that?

    Thanks!

  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics May 11, 2010

    you are right, open this camera is tricky job as it has few latches and hidden screws.
    better to take it in local camera repair shop.



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The plastic button breaks in half inside the camera.The only thing you can do is take the camera apart and remove the switch pieces and use a pen and reach in from the hole.

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Solution for nikon "lens Cover Error"


Nikon Coolpix S5/S6 “LENS COVER ERROR”
 
In this document I have given a solution to fix the problem most of the Nikon coolpix S5/S6 cameras face. At power –on it give an error “Lens Cover Error”
 
Before opening the camera I would suggest you to take a snap of each and every step. Because it will helpful while you are fixing the screws back. There are many screws which has to be opened. So better take a photo of each and every step.
 
IMP NOTE: Remove the battery before opening the camera. Use some antistatic strip to prevent the components from getting damaged Or Keep your feet touched to the floor such that your body remains grounded.
 
Follow the below steps in the given order:
 
Step 1> Remove the screws at the bottom of camera
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Step 2>Remove the side screws
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Step 3> Remove the side screws as given below .
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Step 4>Lift the cover and remove the cables which connects the switches to the camera. These cables are fitted in a small connector. There is a tiny lock (present for few connectors)  on the connector, which on pulling it across its hinges, will open and the cable comes out easily. You need not pull it forcefully.
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Step 5> Remove the screw as shown below
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Step 6> Lift the screen as shown below.
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Step 7> Remove the cables and screws as shown below.
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Step 8> Lift the screen panel as given below.
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Step 9>
Remove cables as shown below.
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Step 10>
Remove the cables as given below.
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Step 11> Remove cables.
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Step 12> Remove cables
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Step 13> Remove the 4 wires using a soldering iron.
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Step 14>
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Step 15> Removing at this stage is a bit difficult. You will have to open it cleverly. Lift it from the side as shown below.
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Step 16>
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Step 17>Below figure shows the lens cover and the stepper motor which controls the lens civer.
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Step 18> To remove the stepper motor remove the screws as given below.
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Step 19> Below figure shows the stepper motor used for lens cover
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Step 20> Below figure shows the stepper motor which is used to control the lens cover. There is a small white switch on this motor. This Switch is used by the camera to detect whether the camera lens cover has is open or closed. When we switch on the camera the lens cover (which is shown in step 17) opens and in turn it presses the white switch show below. If the lens cover is unable to press this switch, then the error “Lens cover Error” flashes on the camera.
I would suggest 3 different ways to solve this problem.
1>     Fix some glue on the white switch shown in the below figure, such that it remains pressed forever. Because of this, camera will never give the error message. Remove the lens cover (which is shown in step 17) forever. You don’t  need it anymore. Now fix the below stepper motor back in the camera and follow the steps in the reverse order to fix the camera components.
2>     Buy a new stepper motor from the market. Its quite cheap. Fix it back in the camera. Here you need not remove the lens cover. Follow the steps in the reverse order to fix the camera.
3>     In this method you can open the stepper motor to fix the problem. Now follow the steps given below.
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Step 21>
Remove the screws as shown below.
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Step 22> Remove the gears one-by-one. See the placements because you have place them again in the right order.
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Step 23>
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Step 24> The gear shown below is the culprit. Remove it. There is a tension spring present inside this gear. Do remember the position of this gear before removing this gear. Its placement is very important.
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Step 25> The spring is shown below.
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Step 26> Now the switch shown in step 20 does not get pressed because of reduced tension of the spring. Increase the tension of this spring by pulling it in opposite direction. Place the spring back in the gear and follow the steps in the reverse order to solve the problem. Now because of increased tension of the spring, the lens cover will be able to Press the switch shown in fig 20.
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Happy debugging
Mukesh

























on Mar 25, 2009 | Nikon COOLPIX S6 Digital Camera

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Similar problem -Error message Remove Lens Cap and press button.


After reading di_nick34 solution about removing sand, I removed the lens hood adaptor, and blew air between the gap, re-screw adaptor on. Heard a few clicks - must have broken some minute dust/dirt. Remove hood again, and further blowing. Must have removed the dirt stuck in the gap. Camera now works fine. Hope others with similar problem waill have same success.

Sep 12, 2009 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 Digital Camera

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Yep. another lens stuck.


it depends on what the problem acctually is. In my experience with cammeras such as these, a problem of this nature is not worth the trouble, but if you really like the cammera then take the covers off by removing the screws around the cammera body. Start by removing the back peace. you wont need to remove the door for the batteries or the two screws around the mount on the bottom of the cammera that hold the screw tripod mount in place. once you remove the backing you will expose at least one more screw on the side that holds the front cover on. you will want to very carefully remove the wires for the backing by pulling back the ribbon cable retainer clip and the ribon cable retainer clip must be pulled back carefully for the shutter switch as well when removing the front pannel of the cammera. Unplug the yellow wire for the micro switch in the front if applicable and then you will have exposed the lense. remove the screws holding the lense assembly in and then look around at the operation. THERE IS A CAPACITOR IN THE FRONT OF THE CAMMERA THAT WILL SHOCK YOU!!! DO NOT TOUCH THE BOARD. I've been shocked by the thing at least 3 times today so dont get all hasty. you will probably notice one of the gears are stuck or something you can buy a new lense assembly and install it but it is probably just as much as the cammera. I would sugges trying to repair it or if it is too damaged throw it away. It depends on what you find. you can look up small gears on line but it also may just need to be set back in or cleaned. You may also want to replace the cammera battery while you are in there. When removing the back pannel start from the bottom of the cammera and slightly hinge up and pull the backing away genly as to not snap the retainers in the upper part of the cammera or yank out the ribbon cable. REMOVE THE BATTERY BEFORE YOU BEGING. WITH THE BATTER REMOVED THE CAPACITOR WILL STILL SHOCK YOU. be careful.

Aug 16, 2008 | Olympus Camedia C-4000 Zoom Digital Camera

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On-off button


the clip that holds the on/off buton in place has cracked. you will need to take that case apart which means removing several tiny screws (about 10) and removing the broken on/off button. you can drill a small hole (3/16") thru the case that will allow you to operate the on/off buttn by poking a pencil thru the hole. then reassemble the camera. this may be more trouble than the $40 dollars it would take to replace the camera. y could try to drill the hole without opening the camera and hope for the best. you will need to drill the hole at the bottom edge of the slash between the on and off printed bellow the power button (ON/OFF)........good luck

May 20, 2008 | HP Photosmart M425 Digital Camera

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HP Photosmart M407 Digicam


The issue is probably the button board on the camera. To open the camera, remove the six screws and pry open the camera from the bottom of the camera to remove the outer casing. Turn the camera so that the LCD is facing. Remove the aluminum frame around the LCD that holds the button board in place. Check the button board for mis-aligned or damaged discs (ie playback or view buttons) The discs are taped and may creep out of position. If they are out of position, push them back with the blunt edge of a screw-driver. If it looks fine, reassemble the camera.

May 01, 2008 | HP Photosmart M407 Digital Camera

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Les extended, screen remains black


tuen on camera then press display a few times. it sounds like the display is just turned off. the lens system should be open.

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Jammed camera


A temporary fix to power up is to press the menu and power button at the same time. When the lens is extended and it beeps, on my camera , the lens is *stuck* Give it a gentle tug , then try the power button again

Oct 19, 2007 | Samsung Digimax S800 Digital Camera

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Buttons stopped working


If yours still zooms in all the way when you turn it on, then I had a similar problem with mine. When I turned it on, the camera would zoom out all the way and the other buttons wouldn't respond. If I switched it to review, it would just cycle through all the pictures, so I figured somewhere the zoom lever was stuck inside. I don't know a lot about cameras, so I sent it in to Panasonic (it was still under parts warranty), but was informed that due to "grit substance" my warranty was voided and it would cost $179 to repair. Since I could buy the same camera used at www.keh.com for that price I told them to send mine back and I'd take a shot at fixing it (since I was pretty sure it was a mechanical problem). Here's what I did with a $1.79 glass repair screwdriver. Remove the battery and take out all the visible screws on the outside (2 on the right, 1 on the left, 3 on the bottom). Lift the back panel at the bottom edge, and it should pivot along the top edge until you can remove the back. Then unplug the two ribbon cables (the small one has a latch on top and the larger one has a black latch on the side that you need to lift). BOTH have hinges, not just the smaller one like other posts have said. Next you need to remove the front panel. There are three silver screws placed around the lens unit (look down inside, and you'll see them attaching it to the front panel). Remove these, and you should be able to remove the front (lift at the bottom and it pivots along the top edge). Now you should be able to pop off the top cover (with the zoom, power, etc). Now if you look at the bottom, there are two screws holding the board to the cover, remove these and you've got it apart. On the top right side of the board, you'll see where the external zoom switch pushes a very small black lever. This was where the problem with mine was, the black lever was stuck over. You can use the tip of the screwdriver to pop it back to the center position. Now make sure that if you push it one way or the other that it will recenter on its own. Mine didn't, so I had to pop the small silver cover off where the lever is with the flathead tip of the screwdriver. Be careful here. The lever just sits on a peg, and has very small gears that move a slide bar. If either of these fall, you may never find them again. I took both the lever and the slider off, cleaned them, and got it so it would recenter easily again. Then I put them both back in, popped the cover on (you may have to pry out one of the sides slightly to get it back on), and the lever works fine now. I wouldn't be surprised if your camera has this same problem. If it's something else, it's still probably a problem with this mechanism that you could fix. Anyways, reattach the board to the top cover, and pop it back onto the camera. Now insert the battery, and turn it on to see how it works. Even without the screen, you can try the zoom. If it all works, then all you need to do is put it back together in the opposite order you took it apart. When reattaching the LCD ribbon cables, make sure the hinges are open, insert the cable, and snap down its latch. Hopefully that works. I don't know much about cameras, but it wasn't too hard. Just work slowly and carefully.

Jul 12, 2007 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX01 Digital Camera

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Black Lcd and pictures.


The problem you are experiencing is due to the shutter being stuck closed. Normally the shutter is kept open while you compose the image, and then when you push the button it closes and the CCD records what it was seeing at that moment. When the shutter is stuck the image is blocked from reaching the CCD at all times so you can see nothing. Unfortunately the shutter is a tiny delicate component buried deep within the lens assembly and is not accessible without complete disassembly. I would suggest finding a repair center to ship the camera to, or replacing the camera. I would definitely not _gently_ tap the camera on a hard surface to possibly dislodge a slightly stuck shutter blade. This could easily cause further damage to the camera. However, you are not me. ;) David Millier Advance Camera Repair

Feb 22, 2007 | Nikon Coolpix S1 Digital Camera

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