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The first thing to try is new lithium ion batteries (Energizer Advanced or Duracell PowerPix) or quality rechargables. Battery type makes a difference with these cameras and regular alkalines (even new ones) often just don't cut it.

If it still doesn't turn on, or open up, press and hold the playback button [>] to start up the camera in Playback Mode (resets the lens).

If all else fails, the lens is probably jammed. If you bought it less than a year ago and saved the receipt, call Polaroid tech support and they may replace it. Be prepared to be without a camera for a few weeks.

Posted on Aug 23, 2009

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Hi i have a sanyo xacti vpc-ca100...there is no picture on screen when i want take a picture or record ...but everything else works fine menu setting playback of stored picture etc...


Are you sure the lens is actually opening ? Next time you use it, examine the front of the lens to see if the lens cover has opened. If it has not, that is the reason. You may be able to get it repaired, but at a cost.

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My aperture or lens isn't opening - can't take a picture. It worked fine a couple of weeks ago and when I tried to use it this week it was a no go.


Aperture and lens are two different things. If you mean the camera is taking black pictures (something common for the S5), then see this link.


But if you mean that the lens isn't extending properly, then see this video:

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Lens is not opening


Take the lens out and look the bottom side of the lens. There is a lever that operates the aperture leaves. If the aperture leaves does not move or moving slow, you have oils on the aperture leaves which need cleaning.
If the lens is good, the camera's lever that move;s this lens' lever mechanism had gone bad. Take out the lens and watch the aperture control lever moves when you trip the shutter. If it is moving, the problem is with the lens.

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Camera opens normally, only takes black pictures


A stuck shutter is another common failure mode for digital cameras. The symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" shutter are very similar to CCD image sensor failure. The camera may take black pictures (for shutter stuck closed), or the pictures may be very bright and overexposed, especially when taken outdoors (for shutter stuck open). To confirm a stuck shutter, put the camera in any mode other than "Auto", and turn the flash OFF (you don't want to blind yourself for the next step). Next look down the lens and take a picture. You should see a tiny flicker in the center of the lens as the shutter opens and closes. If no movement is seen, then you likely have a stuck shutter. If so, please see this link for further info and a simple fix that may help.

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Why are my pictures coming out blury. first the lens didnt want to open but now its opening but the pictures are all blury


Hi there its a problem of your lens. The lens guide pin is damaged or dislocate. Thats why the lens can not able to focus properly. Replace the guide pin. Thanks.

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Lines on screen and photos, too bright photos outside


Lines across your pictures or pictures too bright are due to the shutter not closing correctly or at all.
to check this- turn camera on, turn off flash, turn camera around and look into the lens. Adjust the zoom so that the shutter and internal lens comes up to the end of the lens and whatch as you take a picture. You should see the shutter close completely over the lens. If it doesn't move or does not close over completely then there is your problem.
If camera was dropped it could have jammed the shutter open or obstructed it in some way from closing completely.
camera will require repair/ service.
You may have some luck if you power up and down your camera numerous times before taking a picture. The action of the lens opening and closing may free the shutter.

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Black screen, black pictures


Set to auto shooting mode, take pictures, if still get black pictures, you need to repalce the lens unit. CCD or shutter defected.

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Camera lens stuck


Look at some of my posts today.
This may be that the lens is off track and may be able to be pushed back by a little force as you start the camera....see my other posts on this problem.

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Lens problem?


This sounds like your automatic lens cover on the front of your lens is sticking. If this happens, take a look at the front opening of your lens to confirm this (it's very obvious). If so, try the simple fixes listed here (don't open the front if you can avoid it):

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/repair-of-stuck-lens-covers.html

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