Question about Nikon Coolpix L11 Digital Camera
SOURCE: lens will not retract
Just solved this problem on my Dimage G530. An earlier time the lens (inner part) was cocked to one side after a small drop. Pulling it back straight, out of the outer part, fixed it and the lens closed.
Then just this past trip, the lens was not retracting with the MF00C error and the lens looked straight. It had opened in a pocket and gotten bumped. I had even taken the case off but that did not offer any insight into fixing the problem. (They certainly cram a lot into the case). I was about to give up and just buy a new camera or was going to inquire at vistek to see how much it would cost to have it looked at this Saturday because I really like the camera. Anyway, to make a long story short. I decided to pull hard on the inner part to pull it out - basically try to cock it to one side then the other. The lens popped out to it normal position and now everything works fine. So it appears that if bumped the lens goes to a lock position to prevent any damage to the drive mechanism.
Hope this helps someone else with this problem.
Posted on Jan 23, 2008
SOURCE: Lens problems... kind of
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Posted on Nov 11, 2008
SOURCE: lens won't retract
There are special springs, motors, gears, and guides inside these lenses.
If your lens won't retract, one of the above is bent, misaligned, or broken. There is not a 'quick fix' that can be applied in your situation since it is a physical problem, not a software malfunction. You can try to dismantle yourself but speaking from experience you are likely to make the problem worse. If you are unwilling to attempt repari yourself, either take it to a repair shop or upgrade.
Posted on Aug 18, 2009
SOURCE: lens error restart camera
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 are some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for about 40% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try.
Posted on Dec 30, 2009
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