Hey. i've had my 770SW for a while now. today at the beach. the lens became stuck open. it appears to be loose, with a bump on either corner the lens can be knocked a couple of mm from the fully extracted position.. when turned on i can view my photos but i receive a black screen if i try to take a photo. an audible noise is heard from the lens trying to retract. is this a problem i can fix myself?
I used my camera at the beach and now the lens doesn't close. he camera still turns on. I didn't think you had to clean the camera if it's a water proof camera. SO need help what to et fixed for my husband it was a very expensive camera.
I had this problem after putting it in a jug of bear (i know, i know...not so smart)...i washed the camera with a small amount of dishwashing detergent and a good rinse and it seemed to solve the problem for me....not sure if this is the recommended way of dealing with it though.
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Are you sure it's not just the linkage jammed up with sand? If it is internal, drop the pan and you should be able to see if a solenoid has broken, as they usually come loose from the base. Good time to change filter and fluid too.
Hello ..Yes please make sure your batteries are fully charged..If battery is charged and still shuts down..There is a good chance lens was hit or bumped.When lenses are bumped the camera will try to extend lens upon power up as part of cycle.If camera detect problem with lens not opening..Then it will shut down...
I have a u770 with a broken lens. I would like to either buy yours to repair mine or I am willing to sell mine so you can repair yours. Email at (g4)(kpp)@(hotmail).(com) - remove the brackets - trying to avoid spam
No, even if you could find a lens for free this is not an easy camera to replace the lens on. Even a qualified tech would take up to an hour to replace. Understand that today's cameras low cost makes replacing the camera a better option than repairing a camera who's value used is less than the repair cost.
it depends on what the problem acctually is. In my experience with cammeras such as these, a problem of this nature is not worth the trouble, but if you really like the cammera then take the covers off by removing the screws around the cammera body. Start by removing the back peace. you wont need to remove the door for the batteries or the two screws around the mount on the bottom of the cammera that hold the screw tripod mount in place. once you remove the backing you will expose at least one more screw on the side that holds the front cover on. you will want to very carefully remove the wires for the backing by pulling back the ribbon cable retainer clip and the ribon cable retainer clip must be pulled back carefully for the shutter switch as well when removing the front pannel of the cammera. Unplug the yellow wire for the micro switch in the front if applicable and then you will have exposed the lense. remove the screws holding the lense assembly in and then look around at the operation. THERE IS A CAPACITOR IN THE FRONT OF THE CAMMERA THAT WILL SHOCK YOU!!! DO NOT TOUCH THE BOARD. I've been shocked by the thing at least 3 times today so dont get all hasty. you will probably notice one of the gears are stuck or something you can buy a new lense assembly and install it but it is probably just as much as the cammera. I would sugges trying to repair it or if it is too damaged throw it away. It depends on what you find. you can look up small gears on line but it also may just need to be set back in or cleaned. You may also want to replace the cammera battery while you are in there. When removing the back pannel start from the bottom of the cammera and slightly hinge up and pull the backing away genly as to not snap the retainers in the upper part of the cammera or yank out the ribbon cable. REMOVE THE BATTERY BEFORE YOU BEGING. WITH THE BATTER REMOVED THE CAPACITOR WILL STILL SHOCK YOU. be careful.
Lens errors, must be fixed by a camera repair shop. They are usually caused by impact of the lens with an object or sand from a beach. Repair estimates range from $50 to $100. Get a new camera if it is closer to $100. Suggest a internal zoom lens like the Fuji Z10fd.
Dirt /dust in the lens and lens gear box ( this drives zooming only ) preventing optimum functioning. Lens cannot properly come on line ( shutter and diaphragh mechanism then do not come on line ) and the camera switches off. Solution : is ether replace lens unit or dismantle lens to clean out ( from gear box and the helicoil of the lens ).
I did the same repair...however, I found that those little wheels are completely optional. All they do is keep the lens cover from prying away from the camera, but if you're careful, the lens cover will work without them.