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Lens stuck open

The zoom lens on my i832 has been stuck open for about three weeks. I have changed batteries four times (brand new batteries just bought) and the camera will not turn on long enough for the lens to close. It sounds like it's trying but it doesn't work.

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  • Jammayer Dec 04, 2007

    I've been trying that but it's not working. Guess I'll have to send it in. Thanks.

  • Jammayer Dec 04, 2007

    Thanks.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    charged battery but zoom lens will not open

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    I dropped it, and it fell on the lens. It makes a clicking sort of noise when I try to turn it on, and it just continues to make the noise until I take the batteries out.

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In a nutshell, this error happens when the lens gets stuck while trying to extend and comes slightly out of alignment. Particularly if it's been dropped while open. The lens gets stuck in the extended position, and refuses to move either to focus the lens or to retract when powered off.

If your camera is still under warranty, the best thing you can do have Polaroid should fix it. If your camera is out of warranty, or if Polaroid refuses to repair it for free, the one thing you can try is to If you gently, and I do mean GENTLY push against the lens with the PALM of your hand as you turn it on, it may cause it to depress back into the camera. If that doesn't work, and you can't reset it or turn it on/off several times, then you may have to send it in for a repair estimate anyway.

Posted on Dec 04, 2007

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    James DeRuvo Dec 04, 2007

    :( sorry to hear that. Yes, I think it needs a look see. But understand this. the average cost of a camera repair is around $180. As such, it may cost more to repair than it is really worth. The rule of thumb is that if the estimate for repair is north of 50% what you paid for it, you're better off taking that money and buying a newer and upgraded model.

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