Question about Casio Exilim EX-Z120 Digital Camera
SOURCE: lens open/close problem
I have two of these cameras for at work. Both have this problem. If you hold the power key and repeatedly press the top key (one that shoots the picture) or hold the power key and then press and hold the shot key the camera is forced to take a picture. The camera seems to be ok then. There is no damage to the lens, as the pictures and quality are the same. It is definitly a design flaw, and/or software issue. Good Luck, and keep trying untill it fixes itself.
Posted on Sep 16, 2007
SOURCE: camera lens cover is sticky
Try blowing lots of compressed air around the open lens shutter to clean the mechanism. Or use a hair dryer for a few seconds (don't want to heat up the camera). Also with the lens barrel extended and pointed downward, tap the lens barrel with a pencil while you extend and retract the lens by powering the camera on and off. A grain of sand in the mechanism is usually the culprit, and you want to try to dislodge it.
You can open it up, but only as a very last resort. The above procedures usually work if you try them enough. But for those particularly nasty stuck mechanisms, here's an example repair on a Canon Powershot A400 (do this at your own risk):
Posted on Nov 25, 2007
SOURCE: camera shuts off lens error
"lens error" will only be fixed by sending into repairs. 800-706-2534 and keep choosing option 2. Tell them you have a lens error and they will tell you where to send it.
Posted on Mar 30, 2008
SOURCE: THE LENS OPENS AND CLOSES
Two possible solutions:
1: Lens Error----If the camera powers on and then beeps a few times and then powers right back off.
Same as above but might also say "lens error" before shutting off.
2: Wrong size memory card --------The EXS880 can take up to a 1 gb memory card right out of the box. If you try to use a memory card larger than that you will have to see if there is a firmware upgrade available. Also Casio only recommends 3 brands of memory cards, they are Toshiba, Panasonic and Sandisc. Using any other kind can make your camera act funny.
If it is a lens error the only way to correct that is to send it into repairs. I would first make sure you are using the correct memory card. If you are then you have no choice but to send in and have it fixed.
Posted on Sep 12, 2008
SOURCE: Lens does not close anymore -
When you opened it the cog connected to the motor which opens and closes the lens probably shifted and no longer has traction against the ring around the inside of the lens which turns it to open and close it. If you open the camera up again be extremely careful - the lens has loads of springs inside it - lose one of these and it won't work properly. I opened up the whole thing to try and fix my lens which had been jammed in after a friend dropped it. I fixed the lens but couldn't put the damn thing back together again to many tiny parts and no guide to the jigsaw!!
Posted on Apr 20, 2009
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