I have a Kodak Easy Share 140 camera and it stopped working. On the screen is says Lens Error 111. Any ideas?
There are some methods to fix these lens error
Fix #1: Remove the batteries from
the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh set of batteries back in
(preferably rechargeable NiMH 2500mah or better) and turn the camera on.
If that didn't work, try pressing and holding the Function or OK button
while turning the camera on.
If the camera's batteries ran down completely while the its lens was
still open, the camera may show a lens error or not start properly when
new batteries are installed. Remove the memory card and keep it removed,
then install the new batteries. When you turn the camera on with the
card removed it may come back to life, as this triggers a reset in some
cameras. Error E30 (for older Canon's) means that you don't have a
memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the SD card and turn it
on one last time
Fix #3: Insert the cameras
Audio/Video (AV) cable, and turn the camera on. Inserting this cable
ensures that the camera's LCD screen remains off during the start
process. Thus extra battery power is available to the camera's lens
motor during startup. This extra power can be useful in overcoming grit
or sand particals that may be jamming the lens. If the AV cable doesn't
fix the lens error by itself, consider keeping this cable installed
while trying fixes 4, 5, and 7 as a means to provide extra power to help
to these fixes. But note that I DON'T recommend keeping the cable
installed during Fix 6 as you may damage the AV port while tapping the
camera. Reinsert the cable only AFTER tapping the camera.
Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the ceiling.
Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time press the
power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to autofocus while
the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins
back into their slots.
Fix #5: Blow compressed
air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any
sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations
include blowing with a hair dryer in "no heat" setting, or sucking the
gaps with a vacuum (careful with this one). Some people also have
actually used a "Shop Vac" with this fix to help extend a retracted
entering into the realm of potentially damaging your camera in
conducting the fix. There is definitely some risk here, so take care
when conducting the following two fixes.
Repeatedly tap the padded/rubber usb cover on a hard surface with the
intent of dislodging any particles that may be jamming the lens. Other
variations include hitting a side of the camera against the palm of your
hand. A lot of people have reported success with this method. HOWEVER,
there is also some obvious potential for damaging or dislodging internal
components with this method, such as unseating ribbon cables, or
cracking LCD screens.
Fix #6a: This is a
variation of Fix #6, and should be tried if the lens barrels appears
straight (not crooked). In other words, try this if there's no obvious
mechanical damage to the lens barrels that's causing the problem. With
the lens pointed down, try "gently" tapping around the lens barrels with
a small item such as a pencil or a teaspoon. The idea is to try to
dislodge any sand particles that may be jamming the lens barrel stuck.
Simultaneously try turning the camera on and off as you're doing this.
The most extreme of the fixes. You especially might consider this if
the lens barrel appears obviously damaged, bent, or crooked such as from
a fall. Try forcing the lens. More people have reported success with
this method than with any of the other methods (see the polls in the
right column). HOWEVER, there's obviously some potential for damaging
your camera by using this method. Variations include gently pulling,
rotating, and/or twisting the lens barrel while hitting the power
button. Attempt to straighten or align the barrel if it's crooked or
twisted. Another variation includes looking for uneven gaps around the
lens barrel, and then pushing on the side of the lens barrel that has
the largest gap (note pushing the lens barrel all the way in is NOT
recommended as it may become stuck there). While doing any of the above,
listen for a click that indicates that the lens barrel guide pins may
have reseated in their guide slots. If you hear this click, immediately
stop and try the camera. The following photo illustrates unseated guide
pins that would cause a lens error.
Sep 16, 2010 |
Kodak EasyShare One Digital Camera