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Stopped working the lens section of the camera got bumped and now the camera wont do anything but beep when i try to turn it on.

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Re: stopped working

The Lens mechanism is broken - I guess you knew that.
Casio support will adivse how much it will cost to repair.

My guess?
New camera will be almost as much- and uptodate

Posted on Jan 01, 2008

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When I turn on my camera my lens wont open and it will beep and say Lens error,resart camera. What should I do?

Hi there lens error means lens guide pin damaged. Solution only replacing the lens But you can try these for luck.Please follow the steps and let me know the result.
1. Ensure batteries are fully charged & clean the battery connector point in side the battery compartment.
2. Look carefully between the lens and the camera body for any sand, dirt or any damaged etc.
3. Try turning the camera with the lens facing down and shake to dislodge anything stuck
4. Try removing batteries and memory card, wait 5 minutes and refit the battery only.
5. Now turn on camera( with out card ) and see ,if working then fix the memory card & again turn on the camera. If working then fine . Otherwise format the memory card and fix back in camera again & try. Make sure before format the memory card take a back up all photos in your computer then format. If no luck then reset or restore the camera setting by pressing Menu key for 2 sec .. in not done the press both Menu & self time key for 2 - 4 sec.
i hope it will gives you success.

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I had the same problem, my workaround was:
1. turn on the camera, you will hear some beeping as the lens tries to raise from the body of the camera
2. wait until the camera turns off
3. pull the lens gently until you hear a 'click'
4. turn on the camera again, it will work normally (hopefully)

Another interesting thing, you can switch on the camera in "play mode" only, by holding down the play button on the back while pressing the power button. In that way, the lens will not raise and you can copy the images.

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My Olmpus fe-360 wont turn on the lens won't retract and it beeps when I try to turn it on

The lens is jammed, which means a gear is stripped or damaged, or jammed in the lens assembly, and the electronic "brain" is turning it off, since it's not in the right position (retracted). This can be caused by the camera getting bumped while the lens was out, dust, dirt, or sand can get in the lens through the front of the camera and jam it, or the batteries could be weak. After you make sure your batteries are good, and it still isn't working, go to this web page and try their suggestions. They report about 1/2 of the cameras with a lens problem can be fixed trying their suggestions. If that doesn't work, don't have it serviced- you can buy a better new camera than what you would pay a service shop.
The page says "lens error" messages, but it also applies to your problem.

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Today, I was using it. Turned it off for a whle, went to ues it again & it wouldnt turn on, the power light was on & three beeps came out of my camera! It wont turn off until I take the battery...

Most probably the lens problem, it got stuck or it's damaged. Try to gently pull out the lens to see is it only got stuck or take it to service

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Lens errors are fairly common. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended ...

Here's some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for less than 50% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try:

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Cannot take pictures


Has the camera been bumped recently?

This could cause one or more lens elements to shift slightly out of position and thus prevent the lens from extending.

You can check inside the lens, and try to shift the lens elements back into position by bumping the camera the other way. I have read some people were actually successful at this.

(Don't bump it too hard).

If the lens still doesn't extend, then there are still some options:

1. Take or send the camera to a service center to get fixed. This will likely be over $100.

2. Get a new camera, there are better ones out there and for close the same price as having this one fixed.

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Lens Wont Come Out & Beeps 3 times.?!?!

exact thing happened to me.
im guessing the lens is sticking out a little bit?
Try lining it back up.
Make the lens lined up.
or push the lens in lightly.
i did it and it worked for me.

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Mine got stuck with lens out. The batteries were new so I never imagined it could be the batteries, but they were cheap ones so I recharged a pair of good ones and once I put tried them on it worked just fine again. Conclusion, the "new" cheap batteries had only enough energy to turn it on and then they couldn't give it enough energy to make it work anymore and that's why I couldn't retract the lens or even turn it off properly. So in your case, try using a couple of good and new batteries.

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I had exactly the same problem. Lens stayed open, when powered on you get three beeps and nothing. I found when I pulled the lens out a little harder it gave a little click. When I powered on it worked perfectly.

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Camera won't work at all!! HELP PLEASE!!!!

Bumps can damage the lens.
Try this.. hit the camera into your other palm stiffly. This sometimes will jar what is stuck and may re-set what is wrong. Don't do it too hard. Sometimes it may work also by putting a pad on a table and bumping the edge of the camera carefully to dislodge the jam, if there is one.

This technique has worked for me in some cases.

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