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When powering up the lens comes out and back in and reads retry power on. I do it again and it reads lens error. I took a suggestion off a website to go into the menu and disable the rec on mode. By doing this I now cannot bring my pictures up to view them. Thank you in advance for any advice given. Kman

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  • gingerlinne Aug 09, 2007

    Unfortunately no beeping. The lens comes out and back in again in one full sweep. No disturbing or unnatural noises. What will I be looking for if I take the lens out? Thanks in advance for any reply.Gingerlinne

  • gingerlinne Aug 27, 2007

    Am I going in the right direction on trying to get the camera to stay on though?

  • gingerlinne Aug 29, 2007

    Well its like I said with my first post. The lens comes out all the way and goes back in again. Just like it always has when it powers up. Mind you that no strange noise or different sounds. The power does not stay on. That is why I was wondering if the lens is the right way to go with this problem. Getting the camera to stay on is the real issue. I was just disrcibing the fact that everything seems to be operating correctly up to the point that the power should stay on. I hope this helps. Thanks for any replies on this.

  • gingerlinne Aug 30, 2007

    Yes, Thats it exactly. Sorry for not realizing that you did understand my problem. Once I get to the gears, is there an adjustment to be made to fix this problem, Or will I be looking for something that is hanging up the gears?

  • gingerlinne Aug 30, 2007

    Your quik responce is greatly appreciated. I will let you know how it goes. My office is closed Friday and Monday so you should get some feed back Tuesday. Once again, thank you.

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Is there anything that sounds like a "beeping" noise when it extends? A lot of times the focus motor gears are knocked out of place. This causes a lens error, even if the lens extends fine. The camera has the "external" zoom lens, and an internal focus lens. This can be only fixed with disassembly of the lens, if indeed this is the problem you're talking about.

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  • jayfixit Aug 27, 2007

    You'll be looking for a place where the focus motor gears, or zoom lens gears get hung up. It's probably the focus motor gears, which are the tiny gears which can be seen behind the metal backing plate on the rear of the lens. Some of them are visible after removing the CCD which is held on by two screws. Then, the back plate will have to be removed on the lens assembly to get to all the focus motor gears.

  • jayfixit Aug 28, 2007

    I guess I don't understand the "trying to get the camera to stay on" comment? If the lens is already partially extended, and the camera can't get it to go thru it's "initiallization" sequence, a lot of times it won't let you do anything. You can try using the "play" button instead of the power, or camera button if you want to see your pictures. But that doesn't always work either with a bad lens.

  • jayfixit Aug 30, 2007

    Ahh, ok, I understand. Yes, the problem is the lens, which is why it goes back in, and then says Turn Power Off and On Again. The lens has sensors that tell it the position it "should" be in when it powers up. It sounds like the zoom lens is working ok, as it extends out ok, but the internal focusing lens most likely is not. Therefore, the camera shuts down, and tells you to "try again".

  • jayfixit Aug 30, 2007

    You'll want to remove the lens assembly. It's held in by two little spring tabs at about 5 and 10 o'clock. Then, remove the rear silver backing plate. You'll see 3 tiny gears. This is for the focus lens. The focus lens moves up and down a brass screw. Make sure this moves. If it doesn't it's either hung up on the screw, or there is a tiny piece of sand/dirt in one of the focus motor gears.

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That suggestion help me. Thank you 'jayfixit', The only clarification I would add is that the silver backing you refer to is held by 4 black screws around the outer rim. Not the one in the center with two silver screws that I found out later held the CCD chip.

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