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Fuji a345 I have a 2 year old Fuji a345 which periodically has a problem with the lens cover not opening and, of course, the lens not extending into position when the camera is powered on. Generally turning the camera off and on a few times will eventually result in the lens cover opening and allowing the lens to extend into proper position for shooting pictures. Any ideas.

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  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2007

    I am having the same problem with this camera. As having some mechanical skills and having nothing to loose I am trying to dismount it and find the problem. If I make it, I will post the solution.

  • pop4075 Jan 19, 2008

    My problem is pretty much the same...yhe shutter/lens used to go ahead and open after a few tries, but now I can't even get out of the starting gate. I tried replacing the batteries and still the same problem. The "dirt" answer is probably not the problem or the "bump". My camera has only been used inside and has not been dropped. There must be some logical answer to this problem.

  • theanbl Nov 24, 2008

    when I put my camera into picture mode the lens will not open or extend out.

  • Anonymous Dec 10, 2008

    same issue, it sounds like it wants to open, but does not.  have to turn on and off many times to fix

  • dakota007 Dec 11, 2008

    My lense will only come out part way and the view window will be all out of focus. There is also an unpleasant clicking/grinding noise occuring while this is happening.

  • snoby825 Dec 15, 2008

    I originally had that same problem.  Now the lens won't open at all, ever, the camera just makes a sound then shuts off.  Help!!!  Can I fix it myself???

  • Anonymous Dec 16, 2008

    I have aproblem with my camera lense not opening aty startup and I also have a new operating system[Vista home] and I need a down load to my computer for fine pix.

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  • gantz_earl Dec 24, 2008

    Lense will not open

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Simply wear and tear.- dirt ingression- damage from a knock- nothing you can do about unless you are a watchmaker. A repair will be as costly as simply replacing it Check out Fuji support though to be sure.

Posted on Sep 30, 2007

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