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Error code E45

I had this camera a couple of days before the lens got stuck in the out position even when switched off and when switched back on again I got error code E45. Is there any way to do a complete system reset or otherwise fix this fault? there is a sound like it it trying to work but the lense just wont come out at all.tried to take off the front cover to blow out any bits but cant get the front off one screw is stuck solidhelp

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Can u help me with my camera. its a kodak LS 443. I keep getting a saying that is has a error # E45. the lens are stuck. Can u tell me wat do do or give me advice please

Posted on Nov 15, 2008

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Thanks for that. sounds like a new camera will be needed as ive had it about 2 years now

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Re: Error code E45

The lens mechanism is damaged
If you have had it only a short time take it back the shop it could be it was damaged before you got it.

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Cam sayes camera error#e45 see user's guide what do i do to fix it

Solution for me: Strike the camera a few times. Error gone.

Seriously - I got this error on a very humid day. The error seems related to the lens moving mechanism. My V570 is 4 years old, not really worth the expense to fix. So .. a couple of hard smacks, and ... back to life.

Good luck!

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I have kodak ls443 get error message camera error e45 and it says see users guide. i have looked in users guide but cannot find andy info re error e45


Firstly, at the link below you can download a updated softcopy of the manual for free.

As for the error code you are getting, "error 45" is a lens related problem of LS443.

If the lens is not stuck, you may try to download the firmware from the Kodak site and update the one in your camera.

As the lens is already stuck, there is no choice except to send the camera back to Kodak for servicing.

Hope this can steer you in the right direction.

Kind regards

Dec 23, 2009 | Kodak EasyShare LS443 Digital Camera

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ERROR CODE E45 pops up on start up. I have been


E45 means the lens is jammed, tip so lens is facing down and shake to see if you can dislodge. Look between the lens and the body and see if you can see any dirt or sand..

As you have identified, the cost of repair is more than the value of the camera so you have nothing to lose from here...

Try and dislodge the lens, smack the camera into your hand to try and free up lens, wiggle the lens to try and free it up.

If no luck dismantle the camera and see if you can free up...
Unless the last option would be to throw it and purchase a new camera.

Let me know, if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

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Lens stuck in out position, screen shows zoom error. How can I fix the problem?

just take out the battery ....charge it ...and put it back....switch off and switch on the camera once....should work fine

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Error E45

Turn your camera on and smack the camera against your hand. The E45 error means your lens is stuck. The lens on my V603 was stuck open, when I smacked it against my hand it closed and now works fine. Give that a shot.

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Camera error # e45

If it is under warranty i advice you give it for service as this is a pretty complicated procedure to get it fixed.
This error is caused due to the failure of lens alignment system.Try following the procedure below..
it may be the lens contacts or grit in the gears
open it up on the side of the lens you will see a row of thin gold coloured contacts that report the lens position back to the cpu sometimes these get dirty or bent.on the side of the lens is a motor, look where the gear meets the lens and use a pin to flip out any grit that is stuck in the teeth.
Its very unlikely the lens is "out of alignment" this just cant happen unless its been dropped or bashed, in which case it may be broken.
Also i have heard some people bashing the camera a couple of times to get it working..
hold the camera and bash the edge next to the lens against the palm of you hand as hard as you can, one I did have to get a little more medieval on and bashed aginst a bit of carpet on the bench.. but it worked... might be worth a go if the next step is the bin...

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Camera error # E45

Camera error # E45 may be caused by the shutter/lens mechanism failure. This needs the cameara to be sent to Kodak if you are to use your warranty but seeing you may be far off from where you bought it here is my suggested solution-: 1. Put the Camera on the AC Adapter and switch it on. This may solve your problem if not... 2. Slightly smack or tap the side of the camera or lens several times with your shoe or boot while switching it on . This may shake off the dirt stuck between the shutter mechanism and release your camera to work again. Do not smack or hit it on a very hard surface. Please advise me if this worked for you. Thanks for using for your requirements.

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Error code E45

I had the exact same problem; I had to send it in for repair. Evidently repair was expensive because Kodak sent me a brand new camera. If you are under warranty, you can do that; if not, it is probably going to be expensive.

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