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Camera wont focus or stay on

When I turn on my camera the lens goes in and out three times and the lcd screen is blurry and when I go to zoom in or out to focus the camera switches off.

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  • sbarrile May 25, 2009

    Didn't work.

    Thanks anyway

  • Richard Schabler May 11, 2010

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEDL48cKH... I see your camera, as per my previous "Clarification Requets" your camera has three cylinders on the Lens Barrel, (The part the goes in and out) Try to observe the direction the middle two lens barels move when you try to zoom. They will move in or out, but also spin, try to observe the point when they stop moving and the camera shuts down. My advice would be to try to assist the twisting motion back into proper alignment, since the lens has most likely been "assisted" out of alignment, Be gentle, and don't get carried away. The proper direction would be a tiny bit back from where the Zoom function takes it. (it sounds like the zoom function is trying to travel beyond it's reach) Perhaps to check, look and see if the lens achieves a full zoom before it shuts down, or if it can't move fully into zoom position. The most likely result will be a request to turn off the camera (or auto shutdown), and turn it back on again. These devices are smart, but they don't go far from home. If you do manage to move the barrel, (a few clicks will let you know), and it dosn't operate better . . attempt to move the barrel back to where it was originally. One step forward, one step back. Always check that you get at least the minimal functions you already have. Good luck, Richard.

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Hi try to reset ur camera...To do such reset, turn on the camera and hold the menu button down for longer than 5 seconds. A message should hopefully come up on your LCD asking if you want to reset the camera. Select Yes...

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    Prakash Ram May 25, 2009

    hi...The transmission system that moves the lens in and out has a
    problem with it's gears. There is most likely a gear or an actuator
    that has fallen out of alignment and is getting stuck at a certain
    point as the lens comes in/out.There is some disturbacnce of the lens
    arrangement that is preventing the lens from coming in/out.Any of these
    symptoms above could trigger the camera to shut itself off to protect
    itself from further damage.
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I just had that problem and fixed it by turning on the camera and then rotating the lens ring closest to the camera clockwise just until it click once or twice which extended the other two lenses out all of the way then wiggle the other two lightly. I then turned the camera off then back on and had to repeat the previous again. Then shut it off and turned back on. Something in the lens rotation must have been slightly off. Just play with slightly rotating the lenses like that until they get into the right position. Make take a few tries, just don't overly force them. Wish I had tried this on my other camera before tossing it out because it had the same problem.

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