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Zoom Lens Deployment

The zoom lens on my A345 does not always deploy fully. Turning it off and on sometimes gets it to work. Has anyone encounter this with this camera?

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  • Spinks75 Mar 27, 2008

    Thanks for your input. 2 years with the A345? Mine was purchased about 2 1/2 years ago so I hope your camera will continue working. Some repair shop wanted $125 for repairs. With the lower prices on digital cameras these days, its better for me to buy a new one.

  • bluebrit Mar 31, 2008

    I have the same problem. Makes me wonder if they are designed to have a short life so we buy a new one. It is obviously not worth paying for repairs on lower end cameras such as this.

  • Waleg Apr 22, 2008

    Again, samer problem. Have bought another camera instead of seeking repair as assumed new camera was probably cheaper etc

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    Lens will not fully deploy or retract

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Since the lens slide is driven by gears and close toleances, it is important to keep clean to maximize the life
A cheap fix might be to open it all up as much as you can and blow some air from those cans they sell to blow off electronics, It might be able to blow debris from the slides/gears

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Hi Spinks... your problem seems uncommon... i have been using the same model for around 2 yrs and never caused such problem.
Probably some problem in the machinism... better to consult a service engg. if still under warranty.
Thanks.

Posted on Mar 27, 2008

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THis is something you cannot repair it on your own.Same thing happened with my camera that first the lens dint come out fully and it if it does it wont go in.
I am sorry to say that the lens has to be repaired and has to be taken to a professional and you will have to spend almost half the price of the camera.
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Hello

The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.

Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.

Firstly , try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.

Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera.

Look at the lens , and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).

Try gently pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.

Another way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the camera is enough to get things going again.

Try hitting your camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of your hand.

Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair center for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to replace the camera.

If it is still under warranty I would suggest you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.

You can also have a look at THIS link.

Hope the advise is useful. please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance.

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