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Lens Won't Extend on Startup

Camera fires right up when you turn it on, but the lens won't extend. Image shows in viewfinder / on LCD, but it is blurry. Have tried pulling (gently and not so gently) on the lens cap upon startup, but to no avail. Camera makes brief buzzing sound (motor trying to retract already-retracted lens?) on shutdown.

Is this camera trashed?


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Re: Lens Won't Extend on Startup

Try some of the less severe repair techniques for a lens error:

Posted on Dec 26, 2007

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If your Sanyo digital camera is not starting and you get lens error 112 or lens error 1114 prompted on display, that means that the lens is getting stuck, and cannot extend or retract fully. The controller board detects the error on startup, and shuts down after displaying the error message.
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If lens does not retract, try helping the lens back, without putting too much strenght, while you turn off the camera at he same time.
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