The camera's lens was found to be in the out position for some unknown reason. When trying to turn on and take photos the lens moves out a small distance but always moves back to the same (stuck) position. The camera is with my sister in Swaziland, is there anything a jeweler etc could do to help? Thanks, Ken
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Re: Lens Stuck Out.
A camera repairman could possibly remedy the situation. Although a common do-it-yourself trick is to burst the stuck lens area with compressed air. Although I still suggest you bring it to the technician to have it checked...
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Did you try to remove the battery? and replace it.
If in the fall, the lens barrel was hit, it could be it is stuck or moved, so the position sensor can't make out where it is. It also could sit tight, so the motor is not strong enough to pull it back in or drive it to the complete out position. It looks to a repair job for a Nikon certified repair centre, but a repair like that could cost more then a new camera. So if you can't get the lens out or in just a little yourself but just with a little force moving it, I think you should start saving for another camera.
Sorry I can't help.
Perhaps is you live close to a photo store one of the staff could have a look. (just for a second opinion) Don't buy a new camera on the first visit in the shop.
When a lens got stuck, by whatever reason, the camera shuts down to prevent further damage to the lens construction. If you can't move the lens at all. PLEASE DON'T APPLAY ANY FORCE TO THE LENS, just feel, try to find out what is holding the lens. If you can't see anything, the defect can be on the inside. This can't be changed easy. I don't believe in shock therapy, because you could help the lens to move once, but when something is wrong, it will happen again and the damage will add up.
But perhaps your camera is not turning on and that is why the lens does not move?
Did you try recharging the battery? And check if the battery has enough power?
Try that first.
Camera detected this error while moving the lens and cut the power automatically. This error message may appear if you press on the lens while its moving. Make sure that when your going to turn on the camera, your hand or fingers will not block the lens to retrack. Turning on the camera in a dusty or sandy environnment is also one reason for this message to be displayed.
Try to remove the battery and re-insert it, then turn on the camera again. If the message still persist, take the camera to a service center because there may be a problem with the lens.
Please let me know if you have any questions and if this solution was helpful.
HI there lens error happens because of few reasons. If the lens guide pin damaged then you need to replace the lens. But before that try this & let me know the result.
1. Ensure batteries are fully charged & clean the battery connector point in side the battery compartment.
2. Look carefully between the lens and the camera body for any sand, dirt or any damaged etc.
3. Try turning the camera with the lens facing down and shake to dislodge anything stuck
4. Try removing batteries and memory card, wait 5 minutes and refit the battery only.
5. Now turn on camera( with out card ) and see ,if working then fix the memory card & again turn on the camera. If working then fine .
Otherwise format the memory card and fix back in camera again & try. Make sure before format the memory card take a
back up all photos in your computer then format. If no luck then reset or restore the camera setting by pressing Menu key for 2 sec ..
in not done the press both Menu & self time key for 2 - 4 sec.
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you can try a couple of things genltly twist the lens one way until you hear a sound,turn off and try powering up again,also particles of dust or dirts can become cloged of lodged in the gears that move the lens, this may cause the lens to stuck,try blowing the area between the lens barrel and the camera body to remove some dust and dirts. hope this helps
Just had same problem with mine, I wiggled/turned the lens a couple of times before turning it on, and it popped out of the stuck position and closed again. It's working - but clicking when I move the lens in or out.... :(
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Sometimes this can happen if the battery cover was accidentally opened while the lens was moving. Try something simple. Turn the camera off. Open the battery cover and remove the batteries for 5 minutes. replace the batteries and secure the cover. Turn on the camera. The lens should go to it's home position. Let me know if this helps. And thanks for coming to FixYa. Don't forget to rate my answer!
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Now, your lens must have a problem with the guide rails/pins. If you dropped it or bumped it, you might have broken/damaged those guide rails. Another reason might be sand/grit in the zoom mechanism.
You may try stripping the lens slowly and see if you can identify the problem. Most lenses are easy to disassemble, you start from the rear mount area, take off screws, and parts one by one, and be organized (i.e., take photos for every step and don't mix the screws).
I did the same repair...however, I found that those little wheels are completely optional. All they do is keep the lens cover from prying away from the camera, but if you're careful, the lens cover will work without them.