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Shutter won't open

When I turn on the camera, the lens zooms out, but the shutter won't open. I have already replaced the batteries. What is the problem?

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SOURCE: Frozen lens and shutter

Press the power button on and hold it down while extending and twisting the telescopic zoom lens. It might fix your problem. In any case it could not make it worse Good luck!

Posted on Sep 10, 2007

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SOURCE: Lens Error!

Hi I use to be a camera technican for samsung repairing small camera's like yours.It is a very common fault 90% unfortunatley of lens errors are the users fault not the cameras. The lens error means the lens is jammed, usually by a slight knock while the lens is out or a bit if debri like sand getting into the lens's moving parts. If it is still under manufacturers warranty send it in for repair. If the camera is clean and looked after with no scratches, dints or abrasions on the lens or camera body you will have a chance to get it fixed under warranty for free. If it is scratched and dinted and the purchase value of the camera is around $250 it may cost you around that to get it fixed. Good luck

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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if the problem is due to the fact that u have dropped the camera on floor or put into water...then no other go you should change the whole lens array...contact your nearest service centre

Posted on May 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Nikson Coolpix L5 Camera will not power up.

i had someone with the same camera have a problem like yours but it wouldnt turn off and the only way to power the camera on was pressing the power and blue play button. i called nicon and they said try a reset all in the setup menu but this didnt work. i then played for a little longer with it and found if i gentally twisted the body of the camera it would turn on and off as per it should. so i removed the back of the camera ( coution very small screws) and found that the blur control ribbon cable for the top control board had come loose.take something non conductive and not sharp and carfully push the ribbon cable back into is socket. once i had done this everything worked ok.
a few other words of caution while doing this keep track of where the screws come from as they are different lenghts.do not have the batterys in the camera as the flash caps will be charged and if you touch the wrong thing ZAP you could get a nice supprise. and finally when repacing the back of the camera make sure the selector switch for movie , scene and camera is connected right otherwise you will have to remove the back again and fix this issue

i hope this works for you

Posted on May 14, 2009

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Are you talking about the shutter, or do you really mean the automatic lens cover ? Take a look at this first to see if this is what you meant. Make sure you read the comments also for additional tips. I don't think it will be necessary to open it up to fix it. Stick with the easy tips, they should work, especially if this is happening occassionally:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/repair-of-stuck-lens-covers.html

Posted on Jun 05, 2009

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The non-functioning of the camera can be a fault in the shutter, zoom or auto focus sections and may be due to the failure of the Main control system or the drive. A simple was is to reset and we can try by removing the battery and card for some time. Now replace only the battery and while switching power ON, tap the lens hood on the palm of your hands so as to disengage any dirt or mechanism being struck. You can spray a degreasing spray on the lens hood sides and also assist the lens as it tries to come out, attempt to pull it out slowly while powering ON the camera. Also in some cases you can slid a thin film/paper on the lens hood sides to wipe out any dirt.

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Are you talking about the shutter, or do you really mean the automatic lens cover ? Take a look at this first to see if this is what you meant. Make sure you read the comments also for additional tips. I don't think it will be necessary to open it up to fix it. Stick with the easy tips, they should work, especially if this is happening occassionally:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/repair-of-stuck-lens-covers.html

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