Question about Cameras
Lense is stuck won't open or close
It is time to send it in for service if it is an expensive camera ($200 or more retail price) or throw it away if it is inexpensive. A repair for that may run $100, espcially if it was bumbed ot dropped and ther is mechanical damage. If it is under the warranty then definitely send it off.
Posted on Jan 30, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If you got some gunge in the mechanism it might have seized up. You could try taking a shop vac or vacuum cleaner nozzle and sucking at the lens while actuating it. That worked (for a while) and a camera that we had. If that doesn't work, try canned compressed air.
The next step is getting the lens assembly replaced at a repair shop. If you are foolish enough (like me) to try replacing the lens assembly yourself, assure that you either have good instructions with the replacement part, or assure that you are able to get it apart before buying a new lens assembly
Posted on Dec 01, 2009
Hi! Better check it with qualified technecian. It might damage everything if you force it. The lense broke inside. It needs to be replaced or adjust the screw to lossen so that lens will go back to its original position.
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Posted on Jul 19, 2010
SOURCE: have to open and close
Your camera almost certainly has a lens error, this
is such a common fault that I hope you don't mind me pasting my stock
generic answer below. No point in reinventing the wheel!
Stuck lenses are probably the most common reason that compact digital cameras get thrown away, but there's a fair chance of recovering use of your camera again
The fault is commonly caused by dirt or grit blocking the mechanism, or due to it having suffered a recent fall. Another common cause is that the camera was in a pocket or bag and the power button accidentally activated and tried to open the lens against resistance. The mechanism may have simply become dislodged or there may be parts which have broken.
If your camera is still under warranty and has definitely not been subject to misuse then contact the Canon service department in your country to find out about a free repair. If the warranty has expired though a professional repair will far exceed the cost of replacing your camera. You will therefore have nothing to lose by trying to fix this yourself.
Please click here and you will be taken to an excellent article provided by the Camera Repair website. For the most part, you'll be guided on how to physically manipulate your camera to try and clear the fault. Although the article mentions Canon a few times, the advice applies equally to all cameras with lens errors and is not model-specific.
If the link doesn't work then cut and paste the following address into your browser:-
Good luck, I hope you manage to use this information to fix your camera, or at least are able to use the information to help decide whether to buy another camera. If you do decide that you have to throw your camera away then don't forget to remove the memory card as it can be used in other devices. Please take a moment to rate the free answer I have provided for you and any testimonial which you might wish to add is always welcome.
Posted on Jun 20, 2011
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