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Frozen lens I zoomed in to take a picture and then the battery died with the lens still out. I tried to turn it on and it says "lens error". How do i fix it?

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i had this problem i turn my camera on the lens came out i turned them then my camera stop sayind lens error but now my pic is not clear

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This happened to me last month. You can send it to Nikon for a free estimate on repairs. You only pay the shipping and they will ship it back to you if you decide not to fix it for free....only they don't tell you what is wrong with it. I suppose they don't want you to take it somewhere else to have it repaired for less money. It cost me 162.50 for a service B2...150.00 for the lens issue and 12.50 to ship it. Funny - they do charge you to ship it if you pay for them to repair it!!!

Posted on Apr 18, 2008

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SOURCE: The zoom lens gets stucked and cannot come out when I turn on cam

Lens probably does not extend or retract because of debris or a misaligned gear box. Thelens can in about 50% of the cases be repaired without having to replace it. Try toreturn to manufacturer first. If you're out of warranty, there arethird party place that fix them such as camera lens repairs. If you want to do it yourself, there are also free camera repair guide websites that show you how to replace the lens, the replacement part is usually available on ebay.

Posted on Jul 10, 2010

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Hello

The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.

Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.

Firstly , try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.

Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera.

Look at the lens , and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).

Try gently pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.

Another way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the camera is enough to get things going again.

Try hitting your camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of your hand.

Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair center for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to replace the camera.

If it is still under warranty I would suggest you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.

You can also have a look at THIS link.

Hope the advise is useful. please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance. Also, please be so kind to let me know if you found this helpful.

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Andrea

Posted on Nov 21, 2010

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