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When I turn the camera on, it focuses and then turns itself off withiout retracting the lens

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This is possibly some dirt has got into the lens barrel thus making things grind to a halt. Do you have access to a photo store or camera repair shop? I don't think there is much a normal user can do here.

Posted on May 16, 2007

elektriki
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SOURCE: Optio M40 turns itself off and the lens wont retract into the camera when off

yes me too! one side of my lens hit the ground and is stuck. it wont come out and my camera also automatically turns itself off once i try to start it. i think you shoudl go get your lens fixed...mines stuck and wont go in or come out

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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Maybe.
But it does seem to be a lens problem. Possibly the lens is out of sync as mentioned in another post here.If there is a grinding, the lens is probably damaged by dirt or sand.
Make sure the batteries or battery is fully charged.

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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the focus assembly is not working . will have to replace lens assembly to make work correctly .

Posted on Apr 18, 2009

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This is a common problem with with cameras with retractable zoom lens .

Heres a few thing you should try :

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.
Fix #2: Remove the batteries, then remove the memory card. Then install the new batteries, when you turn it on it should come back to life. If you get another type of error message this may mean you don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the memory 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 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.

Fix #4: 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 in 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). TO AVOID THIS PROBLEM AGAIN : Keep away from dust, dirt, grit, sand and any camera bag that has loose fibres (clean it before use).
If this helps you, please vote...thankyou and good luck!

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

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