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The lens opens and makes a ticking sound but light stay orange

Is there any way to fix this? Lens open but LCD never lights up or allows you to take a picture. Light on back never goes green. LCD is fine causes I can view pictures. Camera wasnt dropped worked one night and the next morning it did this. Tried fresh batteriaes as well. Just wont go completly into picture mode.

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Hi...The transmission system that moves the lens in and out has a problem with it's gears. There is most likely a gear or an actuator that has fallen out of alignment and is getting stuck at a certain point as the lens comes in/out.There is some disturbacnce of the lens arrangement that is preventing the lens from coming in/out.Any of these symptoms above could trigger the camera to shut itself off to protect itself from further damage. thank u rate me!!!

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  • Cris Marte Mar 29, 2011

    Now, how do I realign the fallen gear or actuator? Although It was suggested on another page to buy a new camera than to spend a forty dollar fee for repair, I will take the risk on fixing it myself. Thus, this question. I hope somebody would give me a guide...


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