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Camera wont start

Turn camera on and it just stops, lens pertrudes a little and it stops. it appears that the batterys are low but they are not.

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Re: camera wont start

The following blog outlines some repair options for a lens error:

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My cannon finepix S4200 camera wont zoom in or out I also get message "turn of camera and remove lens cap or obstruction from lens" but no lens cap fitted and there doesnt appear to be any obstruction...

The sensor or logic board in the camera must be fooled, or one of them is defect.
When removing and reinserting the battery does not change this, contact a Canon certified repair centre and ask what it will cost to repair this error. Then decide if you want to spend that money for repair or as a start for a new camera.

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Canon 1000 d wont turn on

Did you try to recharge the battery? Check if the battery contacts are still clean and shiny? Is the lens still connected as it should be?
These things I should check as a first reaction.
Is the battery still ok, after you charged it? batteries, sometimes just stop working. There is not such thing as a lifetime for a battery that is at least xx months or years. Some batteries die within one year, some survive 10 years. When the camera does not start, place the battery on the list as number one of the suspects.

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Lens wont open

It might seem too obvious, or be something you have already tried, but low battery power can cause this. The camera may appear to be 'on', but the batteries lack the power to drive the servo motor/mechanism to open the lens,
as this is the most power hungry function when firing up a lensed digital camera.
If new batteries fails to fix it, take it to your supplier, the mechanism that operates the lens may need replacement...

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I turn the camera on and the lens wont open. i

Hi dear, It looks like low battery,Try to recharge your battery.

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My lens won't close

My camera does the same thing. It is getting progressively worse. To get it to work, I have to open the battery door and push the battery a little and finally the camera will turn on and lens will close. Something is wrong with the connection at the terminals and I don't think its something that the owner can easily fix, but at least you can jump start the camera working again. Its just a pain to have to fiddle with it sometimes and it scares me that it might not start again one of these days. If its under warranty get it turned back it quickly.

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Lens is stuck

Most cameras will reset or restore to original settings if batteries are removed for at least one minute.

Clean, charge, and insert batteries again then restart the camera. Remove extra memory to eliminate this as a possible camera problem.

The secret to making digital cameras work better is having good electrical contacts between the batteries and the camera.

Electrical contacts in the camera and on the batteries must be cleaned properly. Digital cameras are high drain devices. Batteries may have a full charge, but will be viewed by the camera as low if electrical contacts are not really good.

Check out the source link for more helpful information on cleaning battery and camera contacts. Source(s):

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My Samsung S850 Wont Turn On

cameras beep when it has a problem. most likely the lens get stuck or lens gear failed or motor drive gear to lens, or allot of other problems like it doesnt reconize the optical sensor.

look online for the beep codes and problems.

hope I helped

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Camera locked up

Lens motor shot? Checkout the customer support at HP However if it is out of warranty I guess you will find the price of a repair is well on the way to the next camera

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Camera switches on then off

Check the Kodak website Tech support, It does seem that there is a switch fault or internal short here.

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