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Casio EX-S500 Lens error. when i turn the camera on i get a grinding sound and the lens only comes out part of the way. from what i understand the gears in the lens must be stripped. does anyone have a diagram or steps of how to remove the lens set up so that i can replace it?

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  • binovc Feb 15, 2008

    Our EX-S500 has similar possibly same issue. The lense extends when the camera is powered up, but the image on the LCD screen is not focused, setting is in AF (presume this is 'auto focus'). Attempt to use zoom buttons results in the grinding noise, and 'lense error' on LCD screen. So far all I've done to try to solve is to extend the lense and clean the exposed barrel surfaces with isopropyl alcohol. This camera had been in Iraq, and possibly stopped working as a result of Iraqi dust getting into the mechanism.

    Is this repairable, and if so would it require replacing parts, or possibly disassembly and cleaning / adjusting? Where would one obtain replacement parts and at what cost? If scavenging from another exilim, which models would have interchangeable lense parts? Thanks.

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Remove the Back and front covers, then use a small flathead screwdriver to release the 2 hinges that hole the lens assy down; then unlatch the 2 ribbons cables. Now you can install the new lens assy. If you're not going to use the "old lens assy, can I have it, please? Thanks.

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