Question about Nikon COOLPIX L3 Digital Camera
The lens is out to where it would take a picture but it is stuck & I tryed to shove it back in but it just got more messed up.How can I fix it myself?
It worked. I just gently nudgged the extended(stuck) lens to one side by hand. (the side which had the gap.) There was a click sound and the lense housing fell back in place. Sweitched off and switched on again and the lense started working fine. thanks.
Posted on Jan 26, 2008
I had this same problem on my Nikon COOLPIX L3, and in order to fix the problem I used a small eyeglass screwdriver kit and carefully inserted a small flat head in between the lense and the housing where the lense covers slide into and carefully unlodged the sliding lense covers which by the way I wasn't able to tell that they were lodged until I had cleared them and the lense started operating correctly. hopefully this helps others.
Posted on Nov 18, 2007
I dropped my Nikon Coolpix L16 on hardwood floors, it says LENS ERROR but the lens are straight and I can't fix it. I'm only 11 and my parents are at work so HELP ME SOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! email@example.com email me hurry hurry what should I do ???
Posted on Dec 23, 2009
I have the same problem. I'm in the middle of disassembling it right now. I should have the lens assy out tonight.
Taking it apart is fairly straight forward, the screws are obvious and you need to gently pull it apart. Careful you don't get a shock from the big capacitor used for the flash. It holds a charge. I'll let you know if the lens assy is repairable or if it is just a replaceable assy
Posted on Feb 05, 2008
If you shake the camera a bit and hear some rattling sound from inside the lens tube, spring(s) came off the mounting hook which resulted in blocking the return track. Lots of camera lenses have the same problem. Quite a skillful task to be fixed by novice. I don't know how you messed up with the lens. If you see the retangular shape at the lens front is not sitting horizontally, or you can freely turn the lens tube. It's time to bring it for service or buy a new one. I would guess, the charge for repair is higher than the market price of the same model. Paul Ng
If you shake the camera a bit and hear some rattling sound from inside the lens tube, spring(s) came off the mounting hook which resulted in blocking the return track. Lots of camera lenses have the same problem. Quite a skillful task to be fixed by novice.
I don't know how you messed up with the lens. If you see the retangular shape at the lens front is not sitting horizontally, or you can freely turn the lens tube. It's time to bring it for service or buy a new one. I would guess, the charge for repair is higher than the market price of the same model.
Posted on Oct 21, 2007
I love you, SSR_MAgnum. So much. Right now.
I did exactly what SSR said - Look at the lens from the side. If it is tilted in one direction more than the other, get one of those really small eyeglass screwdrivers and (gently!!) insert it into the side that's lower, and ease it up. It scratched up the housing for me a little, but it got my camera working perfectly again.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.
Posted on Mar 10, 2009
I dropped my Nikon Coolpix in the sand. The lens got jammed and 'lens error' came up when I turned it on. My last ditch effort to free the lens worked a treat. I charged the camera battery up, put the camera lens on the end of my hoover turned the hoover on, then turned the camera on. After a couple of attempts the lens was literally sucked out. I found a few specks of sand around the lens, blew them away and now the camera works fine.
Posted on Apr 12, 2010
If you dropped the camera, that most likely caused the little cogpieces to break some teeth, so you cannot fix it yourself... When it happened to me, I just went to the store, and I played clueless, and they repaired it (it was still in warranty). Hope that you can do it too. (it doesn't matter if it was you or anyone else who did it, nobody will admit it... but it was dropped...)
Posted on May 24, 2009
I know this sounds silly, but after taking a close look, my husband just pulled a long dog hair out of it. It works! So look closely to see if you have some dirt or something inside!
Posted on Apr 07, 2013
You did the right thing by trying to unstick it with a little bit of force. However it was too broken so it cracked on you. At this point you'll have to replace it.
If you're out of warranty, there arethird party place that replace them such as camera lens repairs.
If you want to do it yourself, there are also free camera repair guide websites that show you how to replace the lens, the replacement part is usually available on ebay.
Posted on Jul 10, 2010
One spring is stretched beyond repair, in my hp photosmart, can i use it without it?
Posted on Aug 22, 2009
MY COOLpix l16 says lens error! would takin it apart help it???
Posted on Sep 29, 2008
Force it worked for me
Posted on Feb 15, 2008
My nikon coolpix l16 .. the lens has got jammed. so the 3 things dont come out .. it says 'lens error' i tried un screwing the camera to peices. and just when i took the frame of i got a eletric shock it hurt! now im scared to put it back on..:L HELP how can i fix the lens without touching anything inside.. >??
Posted on Aug 15, 2008
My nikon L3 lens is stuck went i On it..there are sound come out zzzzzzzzz...than nothing happen
no pic on screen..lens is still stuck..
Posted on Sep 11, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have the same problem with my nikon coolpix s200. After 2 months the lens of my camera won't go inside. On the lcd screen stood lens error. I went to a shop with this problem. He took the battery out of my camera and press the off and on button for a while. Then he put the battery back in the camera and press the on button. The lens of the camera was now going inside en outside and inside and outside with a strange noise. And also on the screen stood lens error. Okey, the lens is inside the camera. But how can I fix this camera? What is the problem? What have you done? Please let know..!!
Posted on Jul 16, 2008
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