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Lens error Telephoto lens stuck at about half retraction. Says "Lens error". Will not move.

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There is a possibility that a bit of grit or debris has got stuck in the retraction mechanism or the lens has been knocked out of alignment.

The camera will have switches inside to tell it when the lens is retracted or extended and if it doesn't make contact within the expected time then it will give this error.

If the there is no warrantee or you dont mind voiding it then I would suggest carefully disassembling the camera and turning the retraction motor by hand to see where the problem is.


Please comment again if you discover anything.

Good luck



Posted on Oct 19, 2007


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