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Lens motor Motor is working and tries to move lens but lens won't extend. Seems like the gearing has disconnected.

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  • ergognome Aug 21, 2007

    Thanks. I guess there is no way of stripping it down to get to the gearing is there? I had an on-line quote of $199 plus shipping, still cheaper than a new one!

  • ergognome Aug 21, 2007

    Thanks, I assumed that was so. Appreciate your feedback.

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You are nearly right or even has stripped gears. Check out Olympus for a possible repair I do not think you will be jumping for joy at the price though.

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  • john ash
    john ash Aug 21, 2007

    Send it in - You need special tools and of course access to parts.

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This error indicate that focusing ring got stuck or jammed due sand, dust or may be due to external shock caused by dropping the device.
  • Try compressed air. With a fine tip blow off gun around lens barrel. It should remove all dust and sand. Turn the camera on this will solve the problem.
  • You can gently bump the camera to try to free the focusing ring.
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  • You can gently bump the camera to try to free the focusing ring.
  • You can try to turn camera ON at the table (facing it to the ceiling), don't put camera down face to the floor when opening.
If motor is running but lens won't retract sometimes lens would slip off with the gear or break off a tooth in the gear when it gets dropped. Try to gently move the lens barrel around with the finger and see if it is moving, but if tooth or gear is broken lens will move once or twice then it will stuck again.

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  • If motor is running but lens won't retract sometimes lens would slip off with the gear or break off a tooth in the gear when it gets dropped. Try to gently move the lens barrel around with the finger and see if it is moving, but if tooth or gear is broken lens will move once's or twice then it will stuck again.
  • You can gently bump the camera to try to free the focusing ring.
  • You can try to turn camera ON at the table (facing it to the ceiling), don't put camera down face to the floor when opening.


Else contact Olympus, your camera need to be disassembled to get at the focusing ring at Service Center .

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Check this links for additional details that could find in this article link: fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

Additionally, here is a video of the normal power up sequence of the camera and there other moethods:
1. Here is the first alternate method
2. Here is the second alternate method


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