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Camera lens will not come out. Before the lens would not retract. Then after putting it on the dock it did retract but now will not come out when the camera is turned on.

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SOURCE: Canon Powershot SD1000 Lens Will Not Retract

This is a huge recurring problem with Canon cameras. check out this website-give it a minute to load. You will see literally thousands of people with the same experience.

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Posted on Aug 22, 2008

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Lens error is usually caused by mechanical faults concerning lens assembly. The lens cannot extend or retract fully, the error is detected and lens error is returned.
Sometimes this can be fixed playing with the lens during extraction or retraction to help the lens asset getting back to normal.
More often the camera lens must be disassembled and re-assembled by a technician to fix the problem.

Posted on Jul 05, 2009

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there is a small logic circuit that controls the motor that retracts the lens and a sensor that tells it the lens is retracted, it is a lens position sensor, one of these two components is most likely defective, the thing is there are no consumer service info provided by panasonic, they will not sell you parts either, the camera is a mystery to take apart and repair without the tech manual which u can't get, so u see the delima here, u must either have this camera fixed by a panasonic repair station or see if it qualifies for a upgrade exchange program for a newer model.

Posted on Aug 07, 2009

SOURCE: lens stays open, won't retract when camera turned off

If your camera is still under warranty, the best thing you can do is to take it to the nearest official Canon repair shop and Canon should fix it for free.

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

Before trying any of the suggestions, make sure your Canon 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 dry compressed air (20 lbs) set the tip between the lens turret and the camera 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 should function 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 very often 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 Canon 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.

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Posted on Aug 19, 2009

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SOURCE: turn camera on, lens goes in and out then camera shuts off

Is it possible that at one time, the camera automatically powered off to save the battery. In this state, the press of any button starts it back up again. If while in this state, you put the camera in a case and the lens tried to open, the force may have caused your problem.

Posted on Aug 28, 2009

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Did he drop it while it was being used?

Also, I assume that you have fresh batteries.
Why doesn't the lens retract when I turn off my camera or extend when I turn on my camera? Question : Why doesn't the lens retract when I turn off my camera or extend when I turn on my camera? Answer : The batteries may be low or exhausted.

NOTE: If the batteries run low on power, your camera may turn off without retracting the lens. In most cases, this is normal and can be corrected by recharging the camera batteries.

In the U.S. and other countries where the Step-by-Step Solutions and Repair tool is available:
  1. Recharge the batteries or install new batteries.
    NOTE: Rechargeable batteries can be charged in the following ways depending on the camera:
    • Remove the batteries and place them in an optional battery charger.
    • Place the camera in a printer dock or a camera dock.
    • With the batteries installed, connect the camera to an AC adapter or to a computer using a USB cable.
  2. For more information, go to KODAK Product Manuals, and select the User's Guide for your camera. To see the battery charging accessories that are available for your camera, go to KODAK Accessories.
  3. If the problem persists, go to the Step-by-Step Solutions and Repair tool.
    • Select Digital camera, camera dock, or digital video camera.
    • Select Lens.
In countries where the Step-by-Step Solutions and Repair tool is not available:
  1. Remove the batteries, then wipe the battery contacts with a soft, clean cloth.
  2. Install the batteries, then turn on your camera.
  3. If this does not resolve your problem, remove the batteries.
  4. Go to Choosing the Right Battery for Your KODAK Digital Camera, then follow the instructions to verify that you are using the correct batteries.
  5. Install new or fully charged batteries into your camera.
    NOTE: Rechargeable batteries can be charged in the following ways depending on the camera:
    • Remove the batteries and place them in an optional battery charger.
    • Place the camera in a printer dock or a camera dock.
    • With the batteries installed, connect the camera to an AC adapter or a computer using a USB cable.
    • For more information, go to KODAK Product Manuals, then scroll down to select the User's Guide for your camera. To see the battery charging accessories that are available for your camera, go to KODAK Accessories.
  6. Turn on your camera.
  7. If the problem persists, go to Eastman Kodak Company Worldwide Contacts for assistance.

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Hold the camera from your right hand with the lens facing down. Then tap the base of the camera to your left palm while turning the camara on; do this several times until the camera's lens retracts out.

This problem often occur when the camera was taken outdoor or in the beach. Sand or a tiny granule of dirt might got stuck in the base of the lens.

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You could try to gently pull the lens straight. If it's leaning to the right then pull the lens to the left. Don't use brute force but it's possible to realign the lens this way. If it works you'll hear a click and the lens will look straight. Switch on and see if it retracts. I'd only use this as a last resort because you can cause additional damage if it's overdone. It has sood success rate also

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Hi there, welcome to FixYa.

L-83 is a type of lens error. There are a few different types of errors with causes ranging from a broken gears (they're plastic), to sand or dirt getting in the gears preventing them from turning. So, here are a couple things you can do to fix this yourself before turning it in to shop for repair.
1) Get an air compressor and put the nozzle up to the space between the lens and the body of the camera and blow it out real good. Then turn the camera over (lens down) and tap the lens on a hard surface. You may have to do this a couple of times.
2) Press the power button on the camera, and while it's flashing it's lights, bang the side of the camera on the palm of your hand a couple of times. That may free the gear up.

If it's not something blocking the gears from turning, then it could be that the guide pins on the lens may be out of their tracks. If this happens, then the lens will not move at all.
Press the power button and grab the lens, give it a tug and a twist. Don't be afraid of it, you want to manuever those pins back into their tracks. You should hear a click when they fall back into place. If you hear the click, then stop pulling on it. Power it off and back on to see if the lens retracts.

If these three suggestions won't work for you, then you should turn it in for repair. Perhaps the teeth on the gears are getting stripped off, and it's pieces of the gear themselves that's getting trapped in the other gears.
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