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Nikon lens 18-70

My lens is stuck and will only move alittle, if forced it can be made to go up to the70mm

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Re: nikon lens 18-70

There must be dirt or grime in the lens rotator. You'll want to get it professionally cleaned or if you are comfortable with doing it yourself, you can use a very small amount of air, but be careful as the air can emit water because of the high pressure can or air compressor used. All the equipment needs to be carefully tended to.

Opening the lens and cleaning it is really out of the question, once the seals are broken, the lenses are now mis-aligned.

Posted on Nov 23, 2007

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I dropped my Nikon s205 while it was on and now it won't turn on and the lens is stuck out.. I tried charging it and nothing happens ugh

Did you try to remove the battery? and replace it.
If in the fall, the lens barrel was hit, it could be it is stuck or moved, so the position sensor can't make out where it is. It also could sit tight, so the motor is not strong enough to pull it back in or drive it to the complete out position. It looks to a repair job for a Nikon certified repair centre, but a repair like that could cost more then a new camera. So if you can't get the lens out or in just a little yourself but just with a little force moving it, I think you should start saving for another camera.
Sorry I can't help.
Perhaps is you live close to a photo store one of the staff could have a look. (just for a second opinion) Don't buy a new camera on the first visit in the shop.

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I have a Nikon D3000 SLR. My lens zoom should range from 18-55mm but for some reason it won't go past 24 (so is stuck from 18-24mm) I have tried everything to fix this, including changing settings and...

Whatever you do, don't force it. Unlike your camera, which has just a 1 year factory warranty, Nikon lenses are warranted to be free from defects for 5 years; and is likely still under warranty.

Contact Nikon Service to have the lens properly serviced / repaired. Having it looked at by an unauthorized repairer or even "messing with it" yourself could void the warranty.

I hope this helps! Please rate my reply - thanks!

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Do not force it - the gear is jammed. Take it in for repair. If you force the lens, it will create more problems.

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Sometimes you can try to get it unstuck by looking at the lens at is is. Then determine if it appears to be at a slight angle, if so, it may be that you can force the lens in the opposite direction. This may not work, and may damage the lens further, however, since it is not working, trying may be just what is needed.
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If the lens was hit or dropped, then damage can be more than can be fixed. What can happen is that the small track parts can be broken, then there is no way to get it back on track.
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