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Stucked lens


removing stuck contact lens of the hard kind with a plunger. This works well and is incredibly efficacious. You moisten the cup of the plunger and place it right on top of the lens. The lens should be simply removed because it will stick to the plunger.

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Zoom lens is stuck out position...won't retract. Power on button produces yellow flashing light on back of camera, then off again automatically after a few seconds. Any hope of getting lens operable...


Lens errors are quite 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.

You can try the following:
1. Try compressed air. With a fine tip blow off gun and dry compressed air (20 lbs) set the tip between the lens turret and the camera body and turn on the air while moving the tip around the lens. It should remove all dust and sand. Turn the camera on and it should function fine.
2. Place the camera on it's back and look at the lens from its side. It may look slightly crooked. If this is the case, power up your camera and apply pressure gently to the side of the lens to center it. It should then extend fully.
3. [Try at your own risk] Try forcing the camera lens. Turn off the camera. Place it on the back with the lens facing up and take a look at the spacing between the lens and the lens housing. If you notice that the gap is not even all the way around the lens, the problem should be easy to fix. This type of a problem usually occurs if the camera was dropped while the lens was extended. Simply - VERY GENTLY - press down the lens on the side where the gap is the biggest. You should hear a click as it pops back into place. If the lens is stuck at an angle, put the edge of the lens not the flat front, on the edge of a table and press the lens back towards the center. It will either click back in place and work or it will break off one of the three pins that ride in the grooves of the lens barrel. Try powering the camera back on.

Alternatively, take a look here for some more tips! http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

Feb 06, 2011 | Olympus FE-340 Digital Camera

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I have a kodak Z740. The last time I used it the lens got stuck in the mid way part it did not retract full. after which it just turns off. I guess the batteries get overloaded with a stuck motor. can u...


Good day,

This tip will explain a few methods on how to try and fix your lens if it is stuck or you get a lens error on your screen.

Please note that all these methods are used at the users own risk and that I can not be held responsible for any damages or losses that occur while trying these methods.

1. If your camera is still under warranty, send your camera to the manufacturer to be replaced or fixed professionally.

2. If your camera is out of warranty try these methods.

  • Make sure your batteries are fully charged.
  • Remove the batteries for 10min. Replace the batteries and see if the problem persists.
  • Try compressed air. This method can be useful if there are any sand or any other object stuck in the lens motors. Use compressed air with a fine tip. Direct the air between the camera body and lens and move in a circular motion around the lens to complete a full rotation.
  • You can also try to tap the padded USB cover firmly on a flat surface like a table. This is sometimes a surprisingly effective method.
  • The last method is to try and force the lens. Turn of your camera and place it on its back on a flat surface. Look at the spacing between the lens and the body and see if the gap is consistent all the way around the lens. If the gap is not even it is likely that the camera fell while the lens was extended. Now VERY GENTLY push down on the lens were the gap is the biggest until you her a "click". This will indicate that the lens is back in place. Try powering back on.
  • If the lens does not extend or it extend and retracts turn of the camera. Hold the camera in your one hand and with the other hand turn the one part of the lens in a circular motion. Rotate both sections of the lens until you hear a "click". This will indicate that the lens popped back in place. Power the camera back on.
  • The last method you can use is to turn the lens while powering on the camera until you hear a "click". Power the camera of and back on to see if it works.
If any of the methods listed above failed to work for your lens problem it would be wise to take it on to a professional to get your camera repaired.

Thanks for taking the time to read my tip and feel free to let me know if it was of any help.

Regards
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Jan 25, 2011 | Kodak EasyShare Z740 Digital Camera

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I am having power supply and lens problem with a canon sd1000 digital camera. its not working with the battery inside and the lens got stuck and was not closing and now it is open but the camera is off and...


I am afraid you have the notorious lens stuck problem. If you google "canon lens stuck" or "canon lens not retracing" the results will be in millions. Canon's quote for repairing this issue is well over the cost of the camera itself. However all is not lost. It may be just dust. You can try to clean the lens contacts with isopropyl alcohol and see if resolves the issue. I have previously suggested placing the camera lens on the edge of the table and hit it with moderate force to force the lens back into the slot and I was surprised to know it worked for a lot of people!
http://www.fixya.com/support/t240817-camera_error_e45
Might be worth a try after getting a quote from canon?

Dec 25, 2009 | Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera

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Lens stuc and makes beep sound


I had the same problem and my brother just wiggled the lens shut carefully while turning the power on at the same time , it took about 5 tries and finally had the lens was all the way back in place and it works great.It was just the lens was stuck open and would not start up like that I guess. better then junkin it.

Sep 01, 2009 | Samsung BL103 Digital Camera

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Lens Error


Hey Joy_2008,
A lens error usually means something is obstructing the movement of the lens (i.e. sand). You could try blowing compressed air into the side of the lens to try and dislodge whatever is stuck in the lens. You could also try placing the camera on a flat surface with the lens pointed up. While holding the shutter button in turn on the camera. What this sometimes does is force the lens to move before the camera shuts down, and when the lens moves hopefully it will dislodge whatever is stuck. If none of this works I would have the camera looked at by an authorized service technician. I hope this helps!

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By "stuck", I'm guessing you mean the focus. Flip the switch on the lens from 'A' to 'M' if it is.
If the lens won't zoom, hand it over to your local camera lab for repair.

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We dropped our Samsung s730 (twice!) and got the lens jammed slightly sideways. I read a blog somewhere about this and just did what she said- If it is stuck out and obviously jammed sideways, push on the lens the way it should sit. I had to press really hard, but it snapped back into place and now works fine!

This WILL NOT work if: The lens retracts normally and goes back out normally, or it is not OBVIOUSLY stuck slightly askew. Sadly, with cameras this low in price about the only option is to replace it as repairs would cost more than a replacement.

In the future I plan on getting a squaretrade.com damage warranty on ALL my small 'droppable' electronics, it is pretty inexpensive (usually the same price as 'store brand' extended warranties that only cover defects).

Russell - Idaho USA

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Dimage Z1 lens stuck


With the camera turned on and the lens extended gently bend the lens outward in three places and the lens assembly will come off. This allows access to the zoom assembly which is probably the part that is rattling as it slides the back lens along its shaft. You may want to let a professional do this for you. After you find the problem reverse the procedure to reattach it.

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Lens is stuck and will not power on


Hi ive got a solution to this

apparently i have some bad news , its the lense which is misaligned or broken in terms of gears, the thing to do turn on the camera and make sure that lens is out and then LIGHTLY tapp on the lens the direction of which you feel that the lens is not equal legnth to the outer ring > place that looks uneven

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