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Pentax Optio 50 Digital Camera Lens Error

I have a Pentax Optio 50 Digitgal Camera and when I try to turn it on, it states lens error, makes a buzzing sound and shuts off.
Is there a way to fix this?

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  • jony2 Dec 01, 2007

    When I press on to start the camera, it blinks green then I see "Lense Error" message and shurs off. I barely used this camera six months, what a waste!

  • jameswithey Dec 31, 2007

    my pentax optio 50 digital camera lense is stuck... when i turn it on, i get the green light. but nothing else comes on. and i cant get the lense back in.

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Not really, it sounds like the lens has been bumped while it was extended. Unfortunately, the "buzz" you hear is the gears stripping one another. The only fix is to have the lens assembly replaced, which usually costs upwards of $200. I see this problem at least 3 times a week in my shop.

Posted on Oct 27, 2007

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Good to get someone sympathetic to my problem. Pentax ignored my request for solution. customer support "F"

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