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How can i fix a stuck lens on a Nikon COOLPIX L11?

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?

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  • Anonymous Nov 19, 2007

    the camera wont turn on and the lens is stuck

  • jivo Dec 25, 2007

    I have the same problem!

  • lupis Dec 26, 2007

    okay well the camera was running out of battery and when it turned off the lence was still out. so when i put in new batteries the screen read:

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    lense error

    so i intended to shove it back in buy it won't work how van i fix it myself?

  • Caguth Jan 11, 2008

    We have the same problem with our Coolpix L11...Went to change battery when battery was low and lens would not go in, replaced batter and lens appeared stuck, this also happen several days after buying it, I gently pushed lens in and it was fine up until now...I have tried to push lens in and now lens cover came off...I actually shipped camera to NIKON for repairs however, they want $96.00 to repair a $149.00 4 month old camera...Doesn't make sense...However, I will try and get it unstuck myself, any suggestions...Nikon claims it's damage, but the camera was not dropped so they won't repair under warranty.. I have never had a NIKON before, and won't buy one again...I purchased Fugi Fine Pix and Cannon and never had a problem...

  • Anonymous Apr 14, 2008

    My digital camra's lends is stuk I tried to push it in but would not go back in please help me fix it I spent so much money on it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I NEED IT TO BE FIXED BEFOR I GO TO PENSLIVANIA TO TAKE PICTURES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • Rain01 May 09, 2008

    I dropped my Nikon CoolPIX Camera while the lens was out and now it's stuck. How can I get it unstuck?

  • Anonymous May 13, 2008

    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?

  • Anonymous Jun 12, 2008

    same problem.. lens is stuck

  • Anonymous Aug 09, 2008

    the lens on the camera is stuck like it is pushed in so it want turn on

  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2008

    the lens are stuck and when we on the camera it says Lens Error

    we don't know what to do?

  • jojogogo Mar 22, 2009

    i drop my camera when the lens where in the position to take a picture and got stuck.... i tried to move it in but it didnt work. and now,it still stuck in the same positon.

  • arpygirl May 17, 2009

    Kay. I accidently dropped my Nikon Coolpix L3 and the lens is stuck. Some people say the lens is off the track, but everytime i turn it on it beeps and the screen says "lens error" then it turns off. NOO !!! how do i fix it ? i friggen loved my camera !!! :[

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    sweet_niru Jan 22, 2013

    it worked for me.. my nikon coolpix s3300 i dropped andlens got stucked.. it was saying lens error..i read all ur comments then i gently pushed back the lens and it went in.. it is working now..thanks to all who have commented here.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    the camera shut off and the lens was still out i pushed it in but it got more messed up how do i fix it?

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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.

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  • jim7946 Jan 31, 2011

    The zoom lens was almost closed, but jammed with the lens cover partially closed in a "v" shape. Pushing steadily and firmly with my fingers on the edge of lens, the lens cover eventually closed. That release the jam and now works fine!

  • Bkkmom Mar 16, 2011

    I just fixed mine (nikon coolpix L11) which was dropped. The camera shop said it couldn't be fixed so it has been sitting in my desk drawer for over a year. I pushed the lower part of the lens ( the part that is stucked) towards the extended part and it popped back into place. I'm feeling like god now.

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    courtneyc920 Oct 09, 2012

    I am so glad I stubbled upon this answer, I just got my Nikon Coolpix s3300 a couple weeks ago and somehow the lens got stuck, I slightly moved it as suggested and now its working perfectly again! Thank you, I'm glad I tried this before sending it in to Nikon :)

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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.

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  • Debbie Smith Dec 01, 2013

    I used one side of a tweezer and it worked like a charm. thank you jso much for the help!!!

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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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! alisa.flum7@gmail.com email me hurry hurry what should I do ???

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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

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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. 

 

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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.

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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.

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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...)

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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!

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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.

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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???

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Force it worked for me

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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

  • Montani Nov 04, 2013

    Take the battery out and there is no possibility of a shock of any kind. The power in the camera battery will not hurt you any way, but removing it should relieve any doubt on your part.

  • Montani Nov 04, 2013

    Beware of the flash capacitor though.

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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..

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