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HP PS 945 problem

The lens in stuck in initial position, when I turn the move the switch to on position, it makes the starting noise, light the initial screen, makes a noise like it's trying to move the lens out and then shuts down, I'll appreciate if you can advise on this problem.

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Re: HP PS 945 problem

Try the procedures in this tip.

Posted on Sep 09, 2012

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SOURCE: Lens Stuck Out.

A camera repairman could possibly remedy the situation. Although a common do-it-yourself trick is to burst the stuck lens area with compressed air. Although I still suggest you bring it to the technician to have it checked...

Posted on Dec 09, 2007

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SOURCE: lens cover stuck open

v12mike--you rock! this did indeed fix my stuck lens cover.  to add on to your solution, i had the top half of the cover stuck shut and the bottom half stuck open.  to get the bottom half to the shut position, i covered the lens with a little piece of paper and then used tweezers (VERY gently) to ease out the inner segment (segment 2 i think by your account), and held it in place as i reset segment 1.  this did the trick!  
appreciate your help immensely....cheers!

Posted on Oct 11, 2008

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SOURCE: canon a630 dropped in the sand - lens stuck in out

Not a good thing. Needs professional help. Contact Canon for nearest repair depot. Do not play too much or you will make things much worse.

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I cant solve your problem as I have the SAME one! If you get a response please let me know at thank you! I am very frustrated with this!

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Ok, here's a couple of long shots to try...
If there is a backup battery remove that also and let it sit for some time with the power switch in the on position (if it has one)
also check the battery contacts are clean. Refit both batteries and try again.

Beyond that unfortunately it sounds like a main board failure. If you have any warranty on the camera return it, if not its likely the cost of replacement would be fairly high but worth checking with HP.
If your handy and fancy a go at it yourself it may be worth opening it to check nothing has become dislodged, but this is unlikely. else pick up a faulty one off ebay, one with a broken LCD or lens and have a bash at swapping the main board out yourself.

Before opening a digital camera its recommended you let it sit for some time (like a week) with no batteries in. There ia a large capacitor (like a battery) which can be charged up to 300v if you touch the contacts or anything connected to it it really is like a shock from the mains.. I have been bitten many times...
This can damage the delicate parts within because of high voltages but more often because you almost always drop the darn thing..
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