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Lens stuck opening and when powered on, only red light is seen

Lens stuck opening and when power on only red light on back is seen

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  • Dave Lundmark
    Dave Lundmark May 11, 2010

    I wish there was more information. Most of these problems are caused by an impact of some sort with the lens extended. Try pulling gently in and out when you turn on the camera. This may fix it, it may damage the lens even more, but may be worth it to try.

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The problem you describe is frequently battery related. Make sure that you have the correct battery type installed, and that the batteries are fresh/fully charged. If the problem persists, you may have corrosion on the battery contacts inside that camera that is preventing full battery power from flowing into the camera. Remove the batteries and wipe the inside camera contacts firmly with a dry cloth (heavy corrosion may require cleaning with a wire brush, steel wool, or sand paper). Remove any residue that may have fallen into the battery compartment during cleaning, then wipe both ends of the batteries and reinstall them in the camera. This cleaning solves the problem about 90% of the time, and I hope it works for you.

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