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The lens won't come out.

My camera won't turn on. I can hear it making noise, but the lens doesn't come out. When you turn it on, and push the button with the cap on, the flash pops up. Someone at a camera store told me that it's shot. She asked me if I dropped it, and I think I dropped my purse with it in it. Any thoughts?

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Re: The lens won't come out.

It depends on your definition of shot, it sounds to me like the lens assembly is jammed, this often happens when camera's are dropped. You can send it to KODAK if it's under warranty (which it won't be if you say it's been dropped) to fix and they'll likely replace the lens assembly (they might have another name for it) but if it's not under warranty the cost of the labour and the lens will likely be very close or more than the value of the camera.
Good luck,

Posted on Nov 20, 2007

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This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camera. Some common error messages that might show up on the LCD's of cameras with this problem include "E18 lens error", or "lens error, restart camera". Some cameras might show nothing at all, but merely make a beeping noise as the lens goes out, then in, then the camera shuts off. Sometimes the lens won't even move.
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Fix #6: Repeatedly tap the padded/rubber usb cover on a hard surface with the intent of dislodging any particles that may be jamming the lens. Other variations include hitting a side of the camera against the palm of your hand. A lot of people have reported success with this method. HOWEVER, there is also some potential for damaging or dislodging internal components with this method, such as unseating ribbon cables, or cracking LCD screens.
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