Question about Nikon COOLPIX L18 Digital Camera
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: "lens error"
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
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
SOURCE: Coolpix 4300 "system error"
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.
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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.
Posted on Nov 21, 2010
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Oct 28, 2011 | Fuji FinePix S5100 Digital Camera
The lens error is due to failure of the lens control system. You can remove battery and card replace battery and while switching on tap the lens hood on your hands so as to disengage any dirt or mechanism being struck.
Use some air to blow between the lens to dislodge any sand particles struck inside. Unless you are familiar with handling of small devices must the camera be opened. If so check the voltage on the motor drive, check the auto focus and Zoom drives, it must be free with manual movement. If jammed the motor can be removed and realased. If none of these works then you can think of taking consensus with the service centre.
Get estimate before you decide. It will be good to have it checked at the authorised service as you do not have to run around for spares.
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