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Camera turns on, but the lens does not extend. Motor is winding back and forth.

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Posted on Oct 07, 2012

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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this problem is caused because that the lens servo can`t move the unit of lens. this menssage mean that the sistem don't go out the lens. You have to sincronise the mechanism of the lens, carefully disarm the unit and review that the gears are ok.

Posted on Jan 27, 2007

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I have had the same problem with my camera. It mostly occurs when my battery is going dead. It will go in and out while trying to turn the camera on and off. It will get stuck open and stuck closed and sometimes half way.

I put new batteries in, and it works like a charm. I can now tell my battery is going dead when it starts to behave that way.

Posted on May 05, 2008

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SOURCE: camera tuns on extends lens 3 x then turns off

Sounds to me like it is not getting enough power to do anything else but turn on and then off again. When you are downloading pics. your camera is actually drawing a small amount of power from your USB port to perform the necessary download. Try checking your batterie(s). This MAY be the problem. Hope this helps.

Posted on Dec 27, 2008

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SOURCE: When I turn on my

exactly the same with mine.
I dont know whats up with it.
I have the FE -310.

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

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SOURCE: camera freezing up

did someone spill some pop or anything near the camera? If so, then you'll need to clean that out with rubbing alcohol

Posted on Jun 03, 2009

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Lens error: 0x01010000


Hi there,Lens errors are usually caused by mechanical faults. The lens can't extend or retract fully, so an error is being displayed.
When the lens is extended, try gently nudging it back and forth to help re-align it.
Unfortunately,lens errors like this must usually be fixed by a technician, or replace the camera if it's still under warranty.

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Lens error, restart camera is the error message I get when trying to turn on the camera. The lens will not fully extend and just starts to wiggle back and forth then I get the error message when 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 ... 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.

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I had the same problem with the same camera. Ended up twisting the lens by hand back and forth while powering the camera on and off till the lens pins finally realined and let it close properly. Took alot of patience and care but has worked since. Usual cause of this problem is powering camera while the lens is blocked from extending, ie in a case, laying on its face etc.

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When I turn my camera on, it will than read: "lens error, restart camera."


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's some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for less than 50% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

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The shutter is stuck on my vivitar 3746 and won't turn on or respond in any way. what can i do?


This always happens on mine when the batteries are low or taking them out while lens is extended. What I had to do was take it apart and manually wind back in the lens via the gears that extend it. Hope this helps. Otherwise the camera is rendered useless.
Daniel

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Camera tuns on extends lens 3 x then turns off


Sounds to me like it is not getting enough power to do anything else but turn on and then off again. When you are downloading pics. your camera is actually drawing a small amount of power from your USB port to perform the necessary download. Try checking your batterie(s). This MAY be the problem. Hope this helps.

Dec 27, 2008 | Olympus FE-230 Digital Camera

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E18


If your camera is still under warranty, the best thing you can dois to take it to the nearest official Canon repair shop and Canon Digital Cameras shouldfix it for free.

If your camera is out of warranty, or if Canon refuses to repairit for free (happens sometimes if for example they suspect the camera has not been treated properly) you can try some ofthe methods listed here to repair it yourself. These simple methodshave helped a lot of people fix their cameras.

Before trying any of the suggestions, make sure your Olympus Digital Cameras has fresh batteries and it is in recording mode.

1) Remove the batteries from the camera, wait for a couple of minutes,then put them back in and turn the camera on.

2) Try compressed air. With a fine tip blow off gun and drycompressed air (20 lbs) set the tip between the lens turret and thecamera 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 shouldfunction fine.

3) Another method is to tap the padded USB cover part on a hard surface, for example, a desk. It sounds so simple, but veryoften in works.

4) 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. Try powering the camera back on.

If the lens doesn't extend at all or it extends, and then retracts again, do the following. Turn the camera off. Take the camera in one hand and with the other gently take one part of the lens and gently move it round in a circular movement. Do so with both sections of the lens. You will hear a "click" as it pops back in place. Power the camera on.

Another version of this fix would be to pull and twist on the largest ring of the lens while turning the camera on. Listen for a "click". If at first the focus seems to be off, turn the camera on and off and take lots of pictures, close ups and distance. Focus should slowly start improving.

5) If that doesn't work, there is an online guide for dismantling Olympus Digital Cameras and fixing the E18 error. (NOTE: Try this only if your camera is no longer under warranty!)It is a great guide with pictures and it can be found here.

There are 2 other guides, one Bulgarian and one Estonian with the take apart procedure for Canon cameras.They are not in english but have a lot of pictures which help with the process.

- Bulgarian guide
- Estonian guide


Hope this may help you;

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Aug 23, 2008 | Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

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The camera says please turn camera off and then on again every time i turn it on I dropped my camera and now when I turn it on the lens goes back and forth and the display reads "Please turn camera off...


Hi,
I too have the sam problem but was able to solve it. I called the 1-800-number and was told that this is a very common issue or this camera. They told me to tap the lens when it was extended on a cloth or towel so not to damage it. The point was that there is often a piece of dirt or sand preventing the lens from retracting properly. Guess what, a single grain of sand came out when I tapped the lens and the camera worked perfectly ever since. I looked in the camera case since I keep the camera in it all the time and there were a few grains of sand that had somehow gotten into the lens!

I hope this can help someone else out.

Thanks.

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My Canon Powershot SD400 won't turn on and lense won't go back in


Unfortunately the lens assemblies in these compact digital cameras are quite delicate. The drop probably knocked the barrels of the lens out of alignment preventing it from moving. You can try to GENTLY twist the lens back and forth, you may be able to click it back into alignment allowing it to function normally. If the gentle manipulation fails to fix the problem you will need to get the camera serviced by a professional. There are quality repair services on the web who will work on your camera. David Millier Advance Camera Repair

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