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Re: Cameera lens will not open (expand) when turned on.
Please check whether you're using a fully charged battery. After fully charging the battery if the issue still persists, please try Power Resetting the Camera. To Power Reset the Camera. First, please turn OFF the Camera. Then, remove the battery pack from the Camera. Then, press and hold the POWER button on the Camera for 30 seconds. Then, reinsert the battery pack and check whether the issue is resolved.
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Apr 4, 2011 - ... broke my lens cover on my nikon coolpix s52. when i try to turn it on it says Lens cover error and has a ... Can i fix it myself? What would be the approximate cost of repairs? ... How to fix Nikon Coolpix L6 digital camera lens?
Its a common error with cameras with retractable lenses. It could be a grain of sand stuck in the slide parts of the lens. Another cause is accidentally pressing the ON button when the camera is in its case.
The solution is usually "helping" the camera lens to come out. This is a tricky job because it requires putting pressure (by pulling) on sensitive lens parts. If you're not comfortable with that, ask someone else to have a look at it.
I've had one IXUS 860 which could not be recovered from the lens error. The second IXUS 860 had the same error - the lens however moved finally after turning the cap for a bit. In the first case it was sand. In the second had tried to push the lens out while in its case - the ON button was pressed.
Saw a similar problem recently, same cause, and result was the lens was jammed.
Did manage to wiggle it free after many attempts...it only stays on for a few seconds before faulting and going off...but it's a bit hard to get a hold on the edge of the lens to pop-out the low side.
Started by laying it on it's back and checking the level of the lens edges for the low spot, then used a thick sewing needle to lift up while turning the unit on (again and again) until the gear-ring popped back in during the lens-check at start-up.
If your lens is open and the camera turns off after those dreaded beeps, I have a fix for your problem. Basically, for this model of camera, the lens first pushes out a bit and then it retracts into the camera. Well, my lens got stuck on the pushout and it prevented the camera from turning on. I used some finger pressure and wiggled the lens a bit. Then I turned it on and it retracted to where is was supposed to be to take pictures. Then I turned it off and it retracted into the camera. Problem solved!
I had similar symptoms as well until it finally died:
1) First started eating batteries like crazy, especially standard AA and rechargeables. The CRV3 seemed to work a bit longer.
2) One day out of nowhere the autofocus stopped working. I replaced the batteries and it worked again for 10 shots. Then the autofocus stopped working and battery died (with the lens stuck open). Pressing power, the LCD backlight flashes on, the LED in the view finder blinks, and the lens motor makes noise. Then nothing just stuck open.
3) Again new batteries and was able to close lens, take a few pictures and dead again with lens stuck open - same problem in 2.
4) Replaced the batteries a couple times and was able to get a shot or two off, and now its complete stuck open, even with brand new batteries - with same problem in 2 it just won't turn on.
I finally sent it to Samsung the week of Christmas. I called Friday 1/7/05 to check and had to leave a voicemail. They called back Monday 1/10/05 to let me know they recieved it and that I should call back Thursday to check its status.