Question about Nikon COOLPIX L3 Digital Camera
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Lens problems
This is an awkward one. If you were clever enough to replace or repair the lens assembly you wouldn't be writing here so all I can advise is to have a very close look at the lens and see if you can notice any slight variation in it's positioning. If you can see part of the lens is pushed slightly to the left then with a very fine blade lever the lens from the left to the right and at the same time switching on. It's often easier to get someone else to do the switching on and off for you. Make sure the batteries are fully charged too. If you can get the lens to come out a little way then keep trying and it's possible it will realign and start working. Of course it's possible you've fractured a nylon gear or two so that will be a specialist job. All I can tell you is that if you can't get the thing to work yourself it's going to be very expensive. Maybe another check on Ebay for a transplant possibility. BMW
Posted on Jul 28, 2006
SOURCE: nikon coolpix l3 lens error
LENS ERROR simply means there is a problem with the lens.
If the description is more detailed it would help.
Type of camera in the post always will help.
When the error started is helpful as well as how long you had the camera, as how it has been treated, did it ever get dropped, or had an impact of any kind?
Remember that digital cameras are very fragile, and should always be treated as if they are eggs, so to speak. Also the LCD is very easy to break if thrown into a purse, or some other carry bag. The camera should always be used with the wrist strap around the wrist, and put back into a padded case when done.
Lens errors can result in a number of problems.
The lens may be out of sync, or the guides internally could be off track.
Some of the internal parts, such as the gears could be broken (you will usually notice a grinding or other noise if this is the case).
There could be some dirt or sand in the track, thus causing the lens to stop or jam.
If the lens is cocked to one side, that is usually the result of an impact when the lens is extended. Sometimes this can be fixed by gently pushing the opposite direction when starting the camera.
Posted on Jul 26, 2008
SOURCE: Lens Error on Nikon Coolpix
Sometimes removing the batteries for a day may correct the problem temporarily. But the real problem is really in the lens mechanism. "Lens error"can only be repaired by Nikon or an authorized repairman. I sent mine back in Dec. 2007. It was repaired free of free of charge under the warranty. It was fixed and returned very fast.
The same problem just reoccurred and I sent it back to Nikon this very morning. They told me this is not a problem with this model, but I beg to differ. My internet search revealed that this apparently is a problem with many Nikon lens mechanisms.
Posted on Apr 15, 2009
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