HELP! dropped camera, lens won't go back in, shutter won't close
So someone dropped my baby, my camera lol, and the lens won't go in. AT ALL. The shutter will not close either.
When I press the ON button
- the screen is blurred
- i can hear the shutter trying to open
- the sound for the start up goes a few seconds later
- it turns off
Please help. This camera cost a lot and I really need to have this sorted ASAP.
Ok a child got ready to take a picture and dropped the camera. It was 400 dollars and i really don't have the money to fix it. We thought it might be low battery and charged it for a while. The next day, i put the battery in the camera and the lens would not go back in. I could hear it try and when it turned on the screen was black. and then turned off.
My kitten knocked my camera off the bed onto carpet and now it doesn't work. When I turn it on, it sounds on and the welcome screen pops up, but then it freezes and then it shuts off automatically. The lens won't come out either...before it would click like it was trying to come out, but now it doesn't even do that. I'm trying to avoid a pricey repair shop...any suggestions???
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Look closely for sand particles that may be lodged around the gaps of the lens barrel. 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 ...
Unfortunately, many cameras that fall prey to this can only be corrected by professional repair. But, here are some things that you can do that may correct it. They only seem to work for less than 40% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try.
There is a motor/gear assembly inside the camera that moves the lens in and out and covers the lens when it is retracted. When it dropped, you most likely cracked or shifted something out of place. A broken tooth does not stop function, but shudders when it hits the gap. A shifted gear, slips and similarly may cause this effect. If it doesn't open the shudder, you get no picture.
You will need to open it up and attempt to repair the mechanics that drive the lens.
Lines across your pictures or pictures too bright are due to the shutter not closing correctly or at all.
to check this- turn camera on, turn off flash, turn camera around and look into the lens. Adjust the zoom so that the shutter and internal lens comes up to the end of the lens and whatch as you take a picture. You should see the shutter close completely over the lens. If it doesn't move or does not close over completely then there is your problem.
If camera was dropped it could have jammed the shutter open or obstructed it in some way from closing completely.
camera will require repair/ service.
You may have some luck if you power up and down your camera numerous times before taking a picture. The action of the lens opening and closing may free the shutter.
I have a camsung L830 that had similar problems and and after I would turn it on, it would beep three times and turn off....but I somehow fixed the lens by turning the camera on and then either pushing/pulling on the part the stickes out and hopefully it might activate the mechanism and it'll go in...that's what happened with mine...the shutters still won't close though. But I'm happy I can use my camera now.
I was having the same problem.. And since I could not afford to take it to the shop, I tried everything I could think of...
Then I fixed it!!
It seems that the slide door behind the shutter was stuck for some reason... If you remove the lens.. (make sure the camera is in manual mode)... snap a shot so the shutter is up.. then gently slide the panel in the back down....
Once I did that.. the camera was working again.... Hope this easy solution works for you guys....