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Minolta G500 My camera lense wont close says system error S0042. Didnt drop it just open the lense to take a picture and green,red light started to flash on and off and then on the screen it said system error S0042

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  • Wendylynn Levoskin Nov 27, 2007

    I'm not too sure as to what has happened to my camera but I seem to have a shutter problem. The lense won't go in or come all the way out. It's giving me a red and green light with the error message. I am a bit handy myself so I was able to take my camera apart. I was able to pull slightly on the lense itself and it came out perfectly. However when I put the camera back together the lense won't go all the way in nor will it come all the way out. Is there anything else I can do rather than bring it in to fix. (Much to pricy for me to be able to affor to do that)

  • chelc May 01, 2008

    i have the same problem. The lense is stuck out of the camera. I did not drop it, it simply would not go back in once a picture was taken.


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Your lens mechanism is stuck up! try pulling the lens with slight force, if you are lucky the culprit that is blocking the mechanism will get loose. If you are not lucky theres no way you can remove or fix the problem than sending it to the authorized service center. =-(

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