I had my camera in my back pocket. I sat on it and cracked the LCD.
I could turn it on and the lens would extend and go back in when I turned it off. However, the lens stopped going in and out after a while when I turned it on. I bought a new LCD on eBay and replaced the old one. Now, when I power the camera on, the green power light comes on for about a second and then turns off. No lens movement, no sign of life from the LCD screen. Any thoughts?
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Re: I had my camera in my back pocket. I sat on it and...
No way anyone can say what is defect. Not even sure the defect was induced while you cracked the screen and became worse during the "repair" or you did make an little error while putting things together. Even in my professional career as a repair engineer, Trying to find an error after a college could not get it fixed complete, were the most difficult jobs.
My best hint for this? start saving for a new camera. Will save you a lot of greef and a lot of time.
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The three beeps mean that the lens motor is unable to extend the lens assembly. This could be due to a low battery situation, but the most likely cause is the lens drive train stuck or jammed. You'll find generic instructions on solving some cases of jamming here. http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html
Unfortunately, more serious cases (due to falls, shocks, and most of all, the camera being turned on while some resistance prevents the lens from extending: e.g., if the camera accidentally turns on while in a pocket) require the repair shop.
That error is the generic error for a lens issue. Has your camera been dropped with the lens extended? Was it exposed to liquid or sand? Did the camera accidentally turn on while it was in your pocket? Is the lens bent, cracked or twisted? It could really be a number of issues, most common being the pocket one I mentioned.
However, you are definitely able to get this fixed! It is quite affordable and worth it to keep your current camera. Check the link I provided and see what they can do for you. I wish you luck!!
Had the same problem a few months ago.There was a high pitchedwhisltle and I think the screen said "lens fault.turn off camera" or something similar.Bought a G9 to replace as the 7 was out of guarantee but sent the 9 back to the e-bay reseller as it was obviously secondhand with grit around the lens ring and the viewfinder.Ebay never again!.So 3 months ago ago I tried the G7 again with a fresh charged battery before I consigned the camera to the loft.I noticed that each time i switched on the whistle and message was there but the lens extended slightly further each timeso I kept rebooting until the lens was fully extended.Turned the camera off and on again and everything was back to normal.It seems that this may be Canons protocol when a camera goes back.Its been absolutely fine until today.It wont boot up at all.I have tried 2 fresh charged batteries and its dead.Any ideas anyone?
Had 570UZ for 2 weeks and "ZOOM ERROR" occured. Seemed hopeless. Changed batteries several times, bought new Alkaline. No change. Finally decided that it is probably a connector problem. Turned Camera Off. Held Camera by the lense barrel. Held palm of other hand and thrust the back of the camera ( LCD side) into the other hand. The idea being to jostle the camera contents without cracking the LCD. Did this a couple of times, turned camera on and it works fine. At least for this evening. At least for now it seems like a classic component connector problem somewhere inside the camera.
We can get you the LCD or do the repair for you if you prefer... though if the pictures are blurry that has to do with the lens not the LCD.
When you take a picture with the LCD are you allowing the camera to focus before pressing the button all the way down to snap the photo? If the LCD was cracked due to pressure there shouldn't have been any damage to the lens, it should be working fine.
One option is to purchase a defective camera online and see if you can repair one of the two from the parts.
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sounds like a lens error, does the lens extend or retract? You probably have to get the lens back on track, use gentle pressure wiht the camera face down on a towel covered table and turn on to see if the camera tries to retract the lens. I really dislike these types of cameras that extend the lens everytime, if it turns on in your pocket, your doomed!
Hi - sorry but this is a very old camera - nice in its day (I had one) but now so out of date.
Any camera which extends the lens is prone to disaster if the lens is knocked when extended - you don't need a grandson to do that either. Any slight fall will knock the lens out of alignment - each sections runs in a very fine twisting in/out circular track as they move - a knock will move all or part out of its track. Sometime you can be lucky and press (straighten) the lens so that its back in alignment - mostly not tho.
Given its age, and the vastly improved cameras out there now at far cheaper prices that we paid 12-15 years ago, suggest you remove the memory card and battery, and give him the camera to play with!. Go get yourself a replacement - if you want a camera which does not extend the lens, that will sit flat in your pocket/purse, even when on, consider the likes (or similar) of the Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55. - great camera - (more like a powder compact as the lens does not extend.)
I have one can so can recommend. Other brands have similar 'flat' cameras also. Save more dollars - find a nice secondhand one on ebay or similar. To use, all you do is sllde the front plate down and you are off.
Cheers - have fun taking pics of that g/son.