Does anyone know how I can repair the sliding lens cover on the stylus 800, when you turn it on it will try to slide open but you have to help it out to get the lens to come out. I've taken it to a camera shop and was told it would cost over 200.00 which is too much money. I feel the lens cover is off track, is there any way I can fix it my self? i'm pretty good in fixing things, haven tried opening it up because I don't know what could be inside if it's taken apart.
As a last resort just take off the cover and get rid of the whole shutter apparatus. Have to take good care of the camera after that, easy to damage the lens _ but what's your other option? A camera that won't work at all...
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Have just solved similar problem with mine. Problem turned out to be that the lens cover was very slightly dented in. It didn't really look dented at all, but just wasn't quite symmetrical and was a bit more recessed on the side away from the shutter button. This was causing it to rub on the case when it tried to slide. (Mine had been not sliding completely shut for a while before it stopped opening properly too).
To fix it I undid two small cross head screws which let the front panel be prised off. On mine, with the front panel off, the lens and lens cover mechanism all worked perfectly, as the problem was that the lens cover was rubbing on the front panel. If yours is still broken with the front panel removed, then your problem is not the same as mine...
I used a small screwdriver to push out the metal bar on which the top of the lens cover slides, pushing on the right hand end of the bar to slide it left and out through the USB connector compartment door. That lets the top of the cover come off the bar and move freely. To take the cover off, it has to be detached from the arm which moves it. There is a pivot trapped in a slot in the arm, but once the cover is off the bar at the top, it can be moved down so that the pivot reaches the bigger hole at the bottom end of the slot in the arm. This lets the whole lens cover come off the camera.
I then used a screwdriver to gently push out the middle of the cover until its shape was more symmetrical. (I'm not sure a screwdriver was ideal for this, as there are now tiny lumps in the cover where I was pushing it).
Putting it back together was the reverse of taking it apart, although you can test whether it's fixed or not before doing up the screws holding the front panel on.
If you've recently dropped the camera you may have lens damage that will require professional repair. If you haven't dropped it, your problem may be due to weak/worn out batteries or corrosion on the battery contacts inside the camera
which can prevent the full power of the batteries from flowing into the
camera. Try this free fix before you do anything else: remove the batteries and wipe the camera contacts firmly with
a dry cloth (heavy corrosion may require cleaning with a wire brush,
steel wool, or sandpaper). Remove any residue that may have fallen
into the battery compartment during cleaning, then wipe both ends of
the batteries and place them back in the camera. This cleaning clears
the problem about 90% of the time. If it doesn't work for you, your batteries may need to be replaced, or the camera may have
a problem that requires professional repair.
The problem you are describing is a problem with the sensor behind the lens cover door. It seems to have failed and needs to be replaced.
Olympus will charge a flat rate repair fee for this product. The cost is $83 plus your local sales tax. This covers parts and labor, factory cleaning and diagnostic check, 6 month warranty and the cost of shipping the product back to you is all included in that price.
This camera can be very picky when it comes to the front lens cover... It's not a simple mechanism and has many small parts and gears involved. If the lens cover is dislodged it won't work smoothly, and if the case is dented it will not be able to move properly and this can cause lens problems.
If the lens was out when the camera was dropped, then it's possible the lens was damaged and not the lens cover. Sometimes you can tear down the lens, clean it and rebuild it and it will work smoothly again, sometimes this doesn't work and the lens needs to be replaced.
If you're comfortable opening the camera, first check out the lens with the front body section removed so nothing is blocking the lens cover. Does it work properly now? If not, then expect lens damage to be the issue.
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Fair reasoning but I suspect incorrect. The screen remaining black- do you mean that it shows no menu item either? or are you getting those but no image? clarify. If you are getting nothing- is there a hint of 'shadow' images but not illuminated? It nothing at all then this is an indication of a connector/ main board failure. Lens not appearing could be the drive motor has stalled. But the two items together could also mean something much easier to resolve- The battery[s] is not delivering enough power. Clean the battery contacts. Make sure it is of the correct value as in the manual - if you have replaced it recently . If that fails it may be new camera time as the likely cost of a repair will be high.
The only way to fix a lens error is to send into casio and have it fixed. Call them at 800-706-2534 option 2 and tell them you have a lens error. They will tell u how to go about sending it in for repair.
Are you talking about the sliding door that powers on the camera and covers the lens? There is a metal plate with two screws on the bottom of the sliding door that holds the door to the camera, try tightening the screws and see if that helps. Or else see if the door is slightly bent out of shape, and try to bend it back if you can. This is a common problem on the Stylus-300 camera, you can buy a replacement door from eBay -
well the problem it´s on the switch that turns on the camera that is located under the lens cover.... this swith is glued to the front cover and lots of times gets unglued, u need to remove the lens cover by removing 2 screws on the bottom part of the lens cover, after that just pull the switch slowly and glue it. don´t use 3 seconds glue use a more viscose one.