Question about Kodak EasyShare C330 Digital Camera
My lens won't open and come out when I turn on camera
The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel after dropping it. 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.
Hope the advise is useful.
Posted on Apr 22, 2010
The motoe could be jammed or stuck into place this will need a camera shop local to figure out what the cause may be. You can try to take out the battery to fully reset the camera but if that does nto work it will need to be fixed locally.
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Posted on Apr 22, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
mine has done this and I have grabbing the lens and pulling it out at the same time as I turn it on. It is a pain but it now works
Posted on Jul 30, 2008
SOURCE: lens gets jammed on and off
Your lens may need adjusting. This info may help . Other People solved problem. Lots of Info on this link.
Posted on Mar 23, 2009
SOURCE: Camera lens cover won't open
This kind of problem occurs if camera dropped on floor that broke lens mechanism OR lens mechanism got dust particles that make it stuck.
Usually lens mechanism needs to be replaced to solve the issue, however, user level try to solve the problem is to tap camera on your palm a few time gently that may release stuck lens mechanism and it start working again, if that does not help then lens assembly will be replaced.
Posted on Jun 10, 2011
SOURCE: when camera is turned on
Was the unit dropped or were any liquids messed onto the lens assembly previously ?
If dropped (particularly if the lens was open) the lens drive mechanism might well have suffered damage.
If liquids, particularly ones containing sugar, were accidently messed onto the lens assembly, then the sugar becomes sticky as the liquid dries, effectively glueing the mechanism in place.
Posted on Jun 11, 2011
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