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Lens stuck I have had this problem twice with this camera, the first time I exchanged the camera for a new one. The second time the batteries went dead and the lens was out. It won't turn on and makes this beeping noise when I do try to turn it on. I tried changing out the batteries, but nothing seems to help.

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  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2007

    i have the same thing it beeps and wont turn on lens stuck

  • amajfekw44 Dec 26, 2007

    did you fix it

  • dancer89 Jan 26, 2008

    Well basically the same thing, the batteries died as the lens was going in. So then it got stuck like 1/2 an inch out. This is really bothering me. I have taken the camera apart and every thing. If this is happening so much, why don't the makers find a way to friggen solve it!!!!

  • sheenab23 Feb 21, 2008

    I tried pushing in the lens too, but that didn't help. I tried calling polaroid to see if there was something they could do, but they said since I pushed on the lens I probably caused the damage. So don't call them for help or if you do, don't tell them you pushed on the lens!

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Here is how I fixed this problem. I grasped the lens around the base (larger part) like you would if you were going take off a beer bottle cap.

Very gently while sliding my thumb and index finger around the lens, I rocked it back and forth. DO NOT TRY TO TWIST OR PUSH,.....It felt like it "popped" back on track.

My assumption was it was probably hit from the side, and could not retract, once it was rocked back on track, it worked fine. It felt like it loosened a tiny bit as well.

Good luck.

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My daughter just had this problem with her camera. The camera was off with the lens barrel extended. When I looked at it closely, I noticed that the inner part of the lens barrel was at a slight angle to the camera. I pushed firmly on the low side of the inner part of the barrel, and it popped the rest of the way out. Camera works fine now. Good luck!

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