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Camera doesn't start

After pushing power the lens opens and closes for three times and then the camera shuts down - is it worth to have it repaired ???

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It may be something more serious, or as simple as replacing weak batteries, but the problem you describe is frequently due to corrosion on the battery contacts inside the camera. Remove the batteries and wipe the camera contacts firmly with a clean cloth (heavy corrosion buildups may require cleaning with a wire brush, steel wool, or sandpaper). Remove any residue that may have fallen into the battery compartment, clean the contacts at both ends of the batteries, and reinstall them in the camera. Assuming that the batteries are fresh/fully charged, this takes care of about 90% of the startup problems. I hope it works for you.

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Will not come on. Took it out of the case and the lens was open so I pushed it back in to close the lens and the batteries are good but still not working.


There is a gear drive that moves the lens, so you may have dislodged the teeth of the gear. There are several things you can try to fix this problem. First of all, make sure the battery is freshly and fully charged. and the camera is off. Remove the memory card, hold the camera (lens pointing down), press the replay or image review button and hold it down then press the Power On button. That does a hard reset on many Nikon cameras. Release the buttons after the camera powers up. Try the lens to see if that fixed it. If it did not, power the camera off, plug the AV cord into the AV jack, hold the camera with the lens down and power the camera on. Having the AV cable plugged in prevents the screen from powering up and gets more power to the lens motor. If this still doesn't fix the stuck lens there are three more things you may try. Hold the camera with the lens down and power off. Press the shutter button down, hold it, and then power up the camera. If there is movement and the lens still doesn't come all the way out, try this a couple more times If there is no success, the next two attempts should be tried knowing they may damage the camera more, but also may fix the problem. If the cost of repairing the camera is close to or exceeds the cost of the camera, these are worth a try. Remove the AV cable, power down the camera. holding the camera by the sides on one end, lens pointing down,
press the power on button and immediate strike the camera into your cupped empty hand fairly hard several times. See if that freed the lens. If not the last try will be the same except this time place a handkerchief folded several times for padding on a table or desk top and strike the free end of the camera on the folded handkerchief fairly hard to try to dislodge the lens. The only other
thing I could suggest you trying as a totally last resort would be to remove the battery and try to gently pry the lens up a little at a time moving the pry tool around the lens a little at a time. If you can raise it to the point you can grasp it, pull it to the extended position and make sure it is straight, rock the lens a tiny bit left to right and see if you hear a click. Sometimes that will reset the pins. Good luck. If none of this helps, you are going to need a new camera.

Nov 03, 2013 | Nikon Coolpix L26 Compact

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The camera starts up and shows the blue sanyo screen. Then the screen turns black then shuts off. The lens doesn't even open. I've tried charging the battery and that is not the problem. What's...


Hello ..Yes please make sure your batteries are fully charged..If battery is charged and still shuts down..There is a good chance lens was hit or bumped.When lenses are bumped the camera will try to extend lens upon power up as part of cycle.If camera detect problem with lens not opening..Then it will shut down...

Sep 23, 2011 | Cameras

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Is there any way I can get my camera back to normal! I turned it on and it said "focus error". When I shut it off to see if it would start over correctly it would not close the lens. I turned...


Hello

The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.

Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.

Firstly , try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.

Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera.

Look at the lens , and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).

Try gently pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.

Another way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the camera is enough to get things going again.

Try hitting your camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of your hand.

Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair center for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to replace the camera.

If it is still under warranty I would suggest you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.

You can also have a look at THIS link.

Hope the advise is useful. please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance. Also, please be so kind to let me know if you found this helpful.

Regards
Andrea

Nov 26, 2010 | Cameras

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Powershot A640 Could Not Be Powered On, Burnt Smell My Powershot A640 died during a picture shot, lens remaining open. I thought it may be due to the dead batteries. But after putting new batteries and...


Hello

The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel after dropping it. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.

Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.

Firstly , try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.

Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera.

Look at the lens , and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).

Try gently pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.

Another way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the camera is enough to get things going again.

Try hitting your camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of your hand.

Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair center for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to replace the camera.

If it is still under warranty I would suggest you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.

Hope the advise is useful.

Regards
Andrea

Sep 02, 2010 | Canon PowerShot A640 Digital Camera

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When Turning on the Canon Power Shot A530 the


Lens errors are fairly common. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended ...

Here are some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for less than 40% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, or if repair costs close to the value of the camera, they're worth a try.

Dec 21, 2009 | Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera

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Olympus FE 340 camera it opens and closes two or three times then shuts down


You have a bad lens or the flex cable from the lens to the camera board has come loose. Chances are the lens is bad. Costly and most often not worth repairing.

Jul 01, 2009 | Cameras

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Not turning on and has strange smell


Powershot A640 Could Not Be Powered On, Burnt Smell

My Powershot A640 died during a picture shot, lens remaining open. I thought it may be due to the dead batteries. But after putting new batteries and pushing the on/off button, the on/off indicator blinked once then shut off by itself. After a while, a strange smell came from camera batteries area, and I could feel warm there too. Immediately I took out all the batteries from camera.

When checking the posts here the other day, I tried one solution and got the lens back to close: first took out the memory card from camera, then put the new batteries in; push the on/off button with no memory card. I found the lens retracted a little before camera shut off by itself. I pushed on/off button three times to get the lens fully close. However, the burnt smell came out again. I immediately took out the batteries.
Did I get a short circuit inside? Is there any ways to fix it?

Oct 31, 2008 | Cameras

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It wont turn on, And the zoom is extended.


I had exactly the same problem. Lens stayed open, when powered on you get three beeps and nothing. I found when I pulled the lens out a little harder it gave a little click. When I powered on it worked perfectly.

Nov 25, 2007 | Samsung Digimax S800 Digital Camera

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It dont turn on


I had the same problem. Try to turn it on, 3 beeps and then it would shut down. Screen would come on for that time. Also, the lens was stuck open. It wouldn't close.

I twisted the lens (gently) and it appeared stuck. A gentle screw motioned seemed to free it. I hit the power button and it come on, but this time no 3 beeps and shut down. I then turned it off and this time the lens retracted and closed.

So, it appears that if the lens gets stuck open, it has a shut down feature that doesn't allow the camera to go further into its operation modes. I believe this stuck open problem occured on our camera when the batteries went low.

Again, a second of gentle twisting seemed to unstick it and with fresh batteries in, it was able to operate and shut down properly.

As far as batteries, I use the rechargeable Ni-Cad 2500 mA. They last a while.

Blessings to you!

Jun 02, 2007 | Samsung Digimax S500 Digital Camera

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