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Bogdan
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You may have a damaged lens mechanism. This happens most often due to some shocks received by the camera. This problem will require service assistance because a lens mechanism is a VERY delicate equipment that needs calibration and proper tools to work with. The single thing you may try is to press back the lents using 2 fingers, one at each side, aplying equal pressure. Don't force them too much however if you see they don't want to get back. Turn on, then off the camera and while it tries to do the same job, give it this ..help. You will hear a click sound when the lens come back in. This works for about 30% - 40% situations, but it depends on the type of damage the camera suffered.

Posted on Mar 14, 2007

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SOURCE: My camera lens won't open and is stuck in one place.

(I'm not sure this is a 'Solution' or not, so please don't 'ding' me if you find this of no use)

I had a similar problem with a Fuji E550. The power button on the camera was pressed while it was INSIDE the carrying case and the lense jammed agaist the inside of the case. It would not move and the camera would not function until this was cleared.

DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK!
A camera 'expert' suggested that I twist the lense to it's fully extended position while the camera is turned off. I must say it did grind a bit while I did this and left me feeling a bit queezy.

But, once I turned the camera on the lense returned to it's normal 'start' position, closed once I powered off the camera, and has worked ever since.

If you aren't comfortable doing this (and I wouldn't blame you if that were the case) you'll need to take it into a camera shop for repair.

Good Luck.

Posted on May 22, 2009

BillB-SA
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The problem you describe is frequently battery related. Make sure that you have the correct battery type installed, and that the batteries are fresh/fully charged. If the problem persists, you may have corrosion on the battery contacts inside that camera that is preventing full battery power from flowing into the camera. Remove the batteries and wipe the inside camera contacts firmly with a dry cloth (heavy corrosion may require cleaning with a wire brush, steel wool, or sand paper). Remove any residue that may have fallen into the battery compartment during cleaning, then wipe both ends of the batteries and reinstall them in the camera. This cleaning solves the problem about 90% of the time, and I hope it works for you.

Posted on Sep 13, 2009

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Unfortunately, many cameras that fall prey to lens error problems can only be corrected by professional repair. But, here are some last resort troubleshooting steps that you can try that may correct it. They only seem to work for less than 40% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty (or repair cost approaches that of the camera), they're worth that try.

Posted on Jun 24, 2011

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Hi,

Here is a tip that I wrote about How toget a Digital Camera Lens to work again

Steps toRepair a Digital Camera Lens
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Posted on Aug 31, 2011

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Samsung TL 105, turns on, lens starts opening, lcd screen turns on, about 3 seconds later, it beeps, lens retracts and camera turns off...


Good day,

This tip will explain a few methods on how to try and fix your lens if it is stuck or you get a lens error on your screen.

Please note that all these methods are used at the users own risk and that I can not be held responsible for any damages or losses that occur while trying these methods.

1. If your camera is still under warranty, send your camera to the manufacturer to be replaced or fixed professionally.

2. If your camera is out of warranty try these methods.

  • Make sure your batteries are fully charged.
  • Remove the batteries for 10min. Replace the batteries and see if the problem persists.
  • Try compressed air. This method can be useful if there are any sand or any other object stuck in the lens motors. Use compressed air with a fine tip. Direct the air between the camera body and lens and move in a circular motion around the lens to complete a full rotation.
  • You can also try to tap the padded USB cover firmly on a flat surface like a table. This is sometimes a surprisingly effective method.
  • The last method is to try and force the lens. Turn of your camera and place it on its back on a flat surface. Look at the spacing between the lens and the body and see if the gap is consistent all the way around the lens. If the gap is not even it is likely that the camera fell while the lens was extended. Now VERY GENTLY push down on the lens were the gap is the biggest until you her a "click". This will indicate that the lens is back in place. Try powering back on.
  • If the lens does not extend or it extend and retracts turn of the camera. Hold the camera in your one hand and with the other hand turn the one part of the lens in a circular motion. Rotate both sections of the lens until you hear a "click". This will indicate that the lens popped back in place. Power the camera back on.
  • The last method you can use is to turn the lens while powering on the camera until you hear a "click". Power the camera of and back on to see if it works.
If any of the methods listed above failed to work for your lens problem it would be wise to take it on to a professional to get your camera repaired.

Thanks for taking the time to read my tip and feel free to let me know if it was of any help.

Regards
15073327

Mar 02, 2011 | Samsung TL 105 Digital Camera

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Pentax optio s7 Camera turns on, beeps, turns off.


Good day,

This tip will explain a few methods on how to try and fix your lens if it is stuck or you get a lens error on your screen.

Please note that all these methods are used at the users own risk and that I can not be held responsible for any damages or losses that occur while trying these methods.

1. If your camera is still under warranty, send your camera to the manufacturer to be replaced or fixed professionally.

2. If your camera is out of warranty try these methods.

  • Make sure your batteries are fully charged.
  • Remove the batteries for 10min. Replace the batteries and see if the problem persists.
  • Try compressed air. This method can be useful if there are any sand or any other object stuck in the lens motors. Use compressed air with a fine tip. Direct the air between the camera body and lens and move in a circular motion around the lens to complete a full rotation.
  • You can also try to tap the padded USB cover firmly on a flat surface like a table. This is sometimes a surprisingly effective method.
  • The last method is to try and force the lens. Turn of your camera and place it on its back on a flat surface. Look at the spacing between the lens and the body and see if the gap is consistent all the way around the lens. If the gap is not even it is likely that the camera fell while the lens was extended. Now VERY GENTLY push down on the lens were the gap is the biggest until you her a "click". This will indicate that the lens is back in place. Try powering back on.
  • If the lens does not extend or it extend and retracts turn of the camera. Hold the camera in your one hand and with the other hand turn the one part of the lens in a circular motion. Rotate both sections of the lens until you hear a "click". This will indicate that the lens popped back in place. Power the camera back on.
  • The last method you can use is to turn the lens while powering on the camera until you hear a "click". Power the camera of and back on to see if it works.
If any of the methods listed above failed to work for your lens problem it would be wise to take it on to a professional to get your camera repaired.

Thanks for taking the time to read my tip and feel free to let me know if it was of any help.

Regards
15073327

Feb 15, 2011 | Pentax Optio S7 Digital Camera

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I have a kodak Z740. The last time I used it the lens got stuck in the mid way part it did not retract full. after which it just turns off. I guess the batteries get overloaded with a stuck motor. can u...


Good day,

This tip will explain a few methods on how to try and fix your lens if it is stuck or you get a lens error on your screen.

Please note that all these methods are used at the users own risk and that I can not be held responsible for any damages or losses that occur while trying these methods.

1. If your camera is still under warranty, send your camera to the manufacturer to be replaced or fixed professionally.

2. If your camera is out of warranty try these methods.

  • Make sure your batteries are fully charged.
  • Remove the batteries for 10min. Replace the batteries and see if the problem persists.
  • Try compressed air. This method can be useful if there are any sand or any other object stuck in the lens motors. Use compressed air with a fine tip. Direct the air between the camera body and lens and move in a circular motion around the lens to complete a full rotation.
  • You can also try to tap the padded USB cover firmly on a flat surface like a table. This is sometimes a surprisingly effective method.
  • The last method is to try and force the lens. Turn of your camera and place it on its back on a flat surface. Look at the spacing between the lens and the body and see if the gap is consistent all the way around the lens. If the gap is not even it is likely that the camera fell while the lens was extended. Now VERY GENTLY push down on the lens were the gap is the biggest until you her a "click". This will indicate that the lens is back in place. Try powering back on.
  • If the lens does not extend or it extend and retracts turn of the camera. Hold the camera in your one hand and with the other hand turn the one part of the lens in a circular motion. Rotate both sections of the lens until you hear a "click". This will indicate that the lens popped back in place. Power the camera back on.
  • The last method you can use is to turn the lens while powering on the camera until you hear a "click". Power the camera of and back on to see if it works.
If any of the methods listed above failed to work for your lens problem it would be wise to take it on to a professional to get your camera repaired.

Thanks for taking the time to read my tip and feel free to let me know if it was of any help.

Regards
15073327

Jan 25, 2011 | Kodak EasyShare Z740 Digital Camera

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Thank you for asist my camera is benq dc e800 when i turn on power imeditly turned off and the zoom started and return off again


The self test is failing due to a possible mechanical obstruction in the lens gears. To prevent breaking the lens the camera will turn off. Time to get the lens mechanism fixed by a qualified camera tech.

Aug 04, 2010 | Cameras

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C360 powers up and immediately powers down again. New batteries in camera.


No solution, according to Kodak online help - camera must be returned to Kodak for repair.

Jan 11, 2010 | Kodak EasyShare C360 Digital Camera

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How do you fix a stuck lens on a Samsung SL202 digital camera?


Yes I have tried Fix#7. I tried to push the lens as I turned on the power but no luck. I tried to twist the lens and turned on the power but still no luck but this time i tried to pull the lens and power on and the lens goes out. I turned off the camera and the lens return to its place as it should.
Thanks for the tip...

Randy

Oct 17, 2009 | Samsung SL202 Digital Camera

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Lense wouldn't work


If no error code on the LCD screen, then you have either very weak batteries or a lens motor malfunction. One way to test the batteries is plug in your AC/DC source and try to turn on your camera again. If it works, then it was the batteries. If it still doesn't work, then its the lens motor. Time for repair.

Dec 21, 2008 | Pentax Optio S50 Digital Camera

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My camera sony cyber-shot dsc-h2 does not switch on when the button is pressed. please suggest solution


I had the same problem.
In another post on this site I read that a stuck lens or bad batteries can cause this. My batteries were OK and it seemed as if the motor or lens gear was stuck.
The shutter could still be opened and closed by pushing power while the lens cap button was either pressed or released.
As I could not move the lens and some soft "shocks" did not release it, I once again disassembled the whole camera. (5th time the last two days...)

Note that for my camera there seems to be some protection mode being activated after a few unsuccessful tries to power up the camera with the lens cap removed.
After this protection was active it was not possible anymore to even display anything until disassembling the camera and pulling some of those internal plugs.

After having removed the lens with moter (without the circuit boardss attached) I used an external DC laboratory power supply set to 2V DC (and with current limitation activated) to directly power the lens motor at its two soldering points at the backside.
First it did not work at all, but maybe because of bad contacts.
But then I managed to let the lens move in and out by reversing polarity of the 2V.
After a few times the lens seemed to move much smoother.
With the lens still out I carefully re-assembled the camera again.
Now everything works fine again.

If you do not have a DC power supply you might be able to put the two batteries in series and apply that voltage to the motor.
Do not use a larger DC voltage than retrieved by those two batteries... or you might damage the motor or lens or...
I am not responsible if you damage your camera...

Be careful with the cables and note that a part of most of the small connectors can be carefully lifted upwards at the end to release the cables !

Maybe this helps to reactivate more of those stuck cameras.
Good luck !

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Canon EOS Rebel K2 constant low battery indicator light


Canon also uses the low battery Icon as a generic error code. Try taking the lens off the camera. If this fixes the problem the lens needs a repair (most likely the aperture unit). If not then the camera needs the repair (either the shutter or dc-dc converter circuit).

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Nikon D200 with Sigma 18-200 DC AF D lens


Yes, please turn off the camera when changing lens, make sure on the lens is on its full aperture if you are doing auto. if doest not work to make is test turn the camera on the manual mode and the lens too.
If your lens is new there should not be any problem, if you bought the lens used make sure all the points are clear not rusted. some time when lens fall of it breaks its points inside.

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