Question about Polaroid i733LP Digital Camera
I733 POlARIOD PINK CAMERA. LENS STUCK HALF WAY OUT AND WON'T TURN ON. SEEMS TO BE A COMMON PROBLEM, I NOW HAVE 2 OF THESE I733s WITH THE SAME CONCERN. CAN THIS BE RESOLVED? CAMERA WILL TURN ON BUT THE LED BLIPS ONCE AND GOES OUT. LENS STUCK HALF OUT. TURNED THE CAMERA OFF JUST AS THE AUTO-SHUTDOWN FROM LOW BATT WAS OCCURRING AND THE LENS STOPPED WHERE IT IS NOW. CAMERA 1 YR OLD, SECOND UNIT 1.5 YRS OLD, BOTH SAME ISSUE. **** AT POLAROID WILL NOT ASSIST. ANY HELP?? KS
This is a common problem with the camera. I have been dealing with fixing cameras for awhile now and have a good solution for this model. First, Polaroid cameras have a problem with certain brand batteries. Some batteries are marked "alkaline" but have a carbon base, because of this they will not power camera on properly or they do not have enough power to keep power on, sometimes causing the lens barrel to get stuck out and tilt. Recommendation: only use Energizer Lithium or Duracell Power Pix. You will get your moneys worth and you will not be spending a fortune in batteries. You can also look into rechargeable batteries (strength of 2000 mAh or higher). If the lens barrel gets stuck outside of camera, the camera will not power on. You DO NOT WANT TO PUSH THE LENS BARREL INSIDE, if you do this you will no longer be able to use the camera. Usually the lens barrel will tilt slightly, if this happens, GENTLY pull the lens barrel up and in the opposite direction of the tilt, you will hear a slight click sound and the lens will now be straight again. Now, insert NEW batteries (as recommended above), the camera should power on and the lens will retract back into the camera. This is the only time you should be pulling on the lens, remember DO NOT PUSH THE LENS INSIDE.
Posted on Oct 10, 2009
I just dropped mine last night and the lens got in this funny bent position, so I popped it back to where its suppose to be. Now the camera turns on and off without the low battery signal but the lens doesn't retract or do anything by itself anymore. I can hear the little motor running that retracts the lens, but the lens itself doesn't actually move when I hear the little noises. So now, I have a wonderful camera with the lens stuck out. I should state that I have the i631. It's just like the i733 but one megapixel smaller. I've the receipt from the retailer that I bought it from so I'm hoping polaroid will at least look at it. I bought it back in June! It's only 4 to 5 months old!
I'm not sure if this will work for all of you, but try plugging it into your computer. When I had this issue for no apparent reason, plugging it into my computer seemed to awaken my camera out of the protective sleep mode that it was in. Sadly, it's not working for me this time.:-(
Posted on Oct 15, 2008
This is happening way to often and it's to expensive to last as long as a disposable camera
'they ****"polaroid should be ashamed of them selves.
Posted on Oct 05, 2008
The same thing happened to me. Personally, I sent it back to Polariod. They sent me a complete new one. The new one did the same thing again! Butthis time, I do not have a reciept. Tomorrow I am going down to Best Buy and asking the "geek squad" to fix it. They seem to be the best bet.
Posted on Jul 04, 2008
Oh my gosh! i also dropped my camera and the lens wont go in or out. it turns on. but will not go in or out!!! help!!!
Posted on Jun 06, 2008
All you have to do, for my camera at least, was that i put in new batteries and all was solved...i never thought that was a major issue, its just something simple, YOUR OUT OF BATTERY
Posted on Oct 06, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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