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Cover over lens doesn't open properly.

The cover over the lens doesn't want to open properly, it only opens half way then get stuck, so the lens can't come out.

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  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2008

    cover over lens does not move. it is always open. when camera is closed, some peculiar sound emanates and shutter does not shut

  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2008

    SAME PROBLEM

  • Anonymous Feb 29, 2008

    Well, at first the lens cover would only open half way. I cleaned it and it seemed to help for a few weeks. Just yesterday I tried to turn the camera on, and the lens came out but not all the way. It's currently stuck in that position. It will not retract. I can't take pictures at all. I can hear and feel the motor running but nothing is happening.

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This is a common fault and is caused by dirt/dust/sand particles interfering with closing/opening of the lens cover ( btw before you do anything else try blowing out with compressed air ). Solution :

1) repair yourself route ( if brave and skilled enough) : remove screws and fron cover compltely. Unsolder six thin wires on the left hand side of the circuit board. When front cover is removed blow out sand /dust from the lens cover which is now quite accessible.
2) send to repair outfit route . Note that this is not an expansive repair which does not require installation of spares. So perhaps you should send it in.

Posted on Jan 14, 2008

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