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The lens will not retract quite all the way. It sticks out about 1eighth of an inch beyond the ring. In this position I can no longer connect the lens cap

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Dirt in the lens mechanism.

Posted on Jul 10, 2008

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When i turn on my camera it says lens error and the lenso stays half way out


Hi.


If the lens do not extend completely, then problem is lens itself.. When this happens the motor is unable to retract or to extend the lens either because one of the lens rings is damaged, or because of dust inside lens rings.
Sometimes lens error occurs because batteries are nearly drained and insufficient power to lens motor. This will cause the lens rings getting out of alignment and you get jammed lens. In other cases the lens gets jammed either because of dust or dirt or because of a mechanical problem.As a result the camera freezes with lens half of the way out.

In some case the len
s can be unjammed manually (see the tips below), more commonly the lens and the camera must be disassembled and there is no other way to fix the problem.

Try the tricks below. They rarely work, but you never know:

Test always with fully charged batteries you need as much power as you can get to unlock the lens. Ensure that batteries are Alkaline or good working rechargeable.
If there is dust or sand in lens blow air with a compressor on top the lens..
Sometimes methods like helping the lens movement while turning camera on and off works, but this methods can do more damage to the camera. Help out the lens while turning the camera on.
Remove the battery, point camera to the floor and put back the battery while holding on button and still pointing to the floor. Turn on this way and see if it works.
Connect camera to USB (that gives extra +5V power) and turn on still pointing to the floor.

You find some more detailed hint using the links below. The links refer to digital cameras (no film). In your case disregard all the parts that do not apply( e.g some hint is for lens not retracting - the cause of the problem is the same and I reported the link).

Lens not retracting on digital camera.

Fixing Lens Error.

Lens Error.

Most of the time the lens error must be repaired disassembling the camera. Sometimes lens rings must be replaced. If you need a quote on repair see:
Repair.


Regards.

Ginko.

May 31, 2011 | Nikon COOLPIX L18 Digital Camera

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It turns on but beeps 3 times then shuts off


Hello and Welcome to FixYa!
This indicates that the Camera lens is retracted, to D.I.Y be careful not to be aggressive with the Gadget If the lens is retracted, hold up the camera to your eye and look at the lens. If you see one end sticking out a little bit, push that side in and press the power button. It should work. If the lens isn't retracted, push the lens around until it is in its regular position. When you press the power button, it will retract and come out again and should work fine.
If the procedure above does not resolve the problem, your camera requires service, fill out our online service request form so that we can further diagnose and correct the problem.
I hope this will help you out, If you are still having issues/questions, do ask.

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Aug 13, 2010 | Samsung L100 Digital Camera

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Canon Powershot A510 - lens covers stuck


A stuck lens cover is a fairly common problem, but it is normally easy to fix. A single grain of sand jamming the cover mechanism is normally the culprit, and you want to try to dislodge it. There are many non-invasive techniques that people have come up with to accomplish this. Some may be seen on this blog article. You can also open the lens barrel up to fix the covers, but only as a very last resort. The article also gives examples for this type of procedure.

Jun 06, 2010 | Canon PowerShot A510 Digital Camera

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Samsung L100 digital camera beep problem


If the lens is retracted, hold up the camera to your eye and look at the lens. If you see one end sticking out a little bit, push that side in and press the power button. It should work.
If the lens isn't retracted, push the lens around until it is in its regular position. When you press the power button, it will retract and come out again and should work fine.

Hope this advice helps!

Aug 04, 2009 | Samsung L100 Digital Camera

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Lens error message


try these:-
  • connect it to pc and on it
  • vaccum the barrel of lens
  • changing mem. card and batt. for 2min.
  • shake it.
  • on and off in different positions

Jul 18, 2009 | Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Digital Camera

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Lens error, restart camera


Lens error is usually caused by mechanical faults concerning lens assembly. The lens cannot extend or retract fully, the error is detected and lens error is returned.
Sometimes this can be fixed playing with the lens during extraction or retraction to help the lens asset getting back to normal.
More often the camera lens must be disassembled and re-assembled by a technician to fix the problem.

Apr 28, 2009 | Canon PowerShot SD850 IS Digital Camera

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Lens will not retract


With Battery out try to pull the lens towards outside
Do that gently do Don't rip it off !!!
Probably you will hear a click sound and If you do,
than put the battery back turn on and you should be fine
Every case is different so of the lens is jammed this will help
If the lens assembly is damaged than the only way is to sell the rest of the camera for parts.

Jan 29, 2009 | Casio EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z60 Digital Camera

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Spring visible through the lens


Defective Lens Block.
Needs to be replaced.

Aug 15, 2008 | Pentax Optio 555 Digital Camera

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My sanyo camera is not working


Well maybe I can solve this..... My lens would not retract and showed two error messages. Tried a number of tricks that have been recommended on this site to no avail. Ultimately what worked for me was pushing quite hard on the barrel of the lens trying to force it back in ( yeah i know, sounds extreme but did'n't think it could make the situation any worse ). The lens remained in the locked out position not moving in spite of the fact that I pushed it fairly hard. When I turned it on the lens retracted and it appears to be fully recovered from whatever was ailing it. Hope this works for you.

Jun 09, 2008 | Sanyo VPC-E760 Digital Camera

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