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Broken camera hi my daughter saved for this camera.we had to return the first four cameras because the first day the lens would stick making the camera useless.I sent it to kodak to be repaired(fourth camera)finally works after two years.My daughter put the camera in a case in her purse for a trip.this would be her first real use,the pressure of an ordinary purse with make up etc. put pressure on the screen broken again and now my warranty is void.This camera was over two hundred dollars.what can be done to fix this mess and restore a bit of faith in a company that used to make quality products and now sells junk?

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  • smelaniebell Apr 27, 2010

    i used the case provided by the company thanks


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I am afraid nothing can be done. you will have to pay for the LCD replacement. You can save on it by getting it changed from a local repairer. And use proper camera cases to keep cameras.

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Nikon d50 takes black picture w/ lens cap off

Sounds like a settings issue please provide more information such as what is your camera set at; ISO, Shutter speed, F-Stop & how are you using it, manual mode. Aperture priority, shutter priority or Auto? I would need this info to further direct you in trouble shooting your issue.

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I purchased a Kodak camera model Easyshare C330, but there was a problem on the lens. When I turned the camera on, the screen shows the error 15 and 25. It says something about "Lens error" and "Lens stepper motor error".
I was looking for some information on internet about how to fix this problem and I found this is a common failure on Easyshare kodak cameras. So far, this problem affects models DX 4530, V550, C310, C330, C643 C743, LS443 and who knows how many models.
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The solution posted on internet is so simple: Hit it. bang the camera and the lens will work again. Even a woman said she was so upset, she throwed the camera against the wall and miracle!, it was working again.
So, How is possible that "banging" the camera will fix it? Doesn't make sense.
My camera have no serial number as it was erased because the use (Kodak, next time, engrave serial numbers), so I was not able to determine if it still under warranty. Kodak charges more than $100.00 to fix it plus shipping and handling... a new camera is less than $100.00
I decided to find the reason who those camera fails, even the Nikon cameras (coolpix models) have the same problem, specially the L3 and L4. As I have experience on electronics and destroying some items, I decided to find the source of the failure by myself.

First, I removed 6 screws from the camera.
*** Warning *** Do not try this. Hi-voltages are present on all digital cameras.

To remove the front cover, I had to remove two screws on the side.

Before removing the cover, I had to pry the trigger to remove it. Now, the front will come out.

Now, after receiving a nasty shock becase I was not careful enough, I had to discharge the capacitor. It contains more than 300 volts with a high current charge. Believe me: You shoud NOT try to open your camera unless you know what are you doing.

After removing the cover, I found there is no access to the lens mechanism, so I had to find another way to disassemble it. While looking, I saw the low quality work done on the camera during assembly at the factory.

To access the lens, I had to remove the display. Removing it carefully as I had to use a flat screwdriver taking care of the ribbon cable. The white and pink cables are hi-voltage cables.

Under the display, there are four screws that needs to be removed.

Finally, I have access to the lens. Now, I have to remove three (maybe four) more screws to see the lens mechanism and find why those cameras fails.
The CCD is completely exposed. It should be protected and avoid any contact with it.

Finally, Here is the problem: Teeth gears are broken.
Those gears are tiny that, actually, it breaks easily.
So. If you have a Digital camera with "Lens Error", you may be able to fix it banging it because the broken tooth is jamming the mechanish. When you hit the camera, the tooth broken will fall and the mechanism will work again...

... but it will not work for too long. Slowly, other tooth gears will break and the lens will die.
Kodak, as other manufacturers, saves a lot of money using cheap part. Shame on you Kodak! A simple gear that cost less than 5 cents makes a $100.00 camera completely unusable.
Well... In fact, is not their fault. Think about it and you will find why manufacturers are using cheap parts.

So, If you have a Kodak camera, or Nikon camera with "lens error", it may work again if you bang it a little, but that "repair" doesn't completely fix the problem. It will completely break soon.

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Lens camera error, need to be replaced

Lens errors usually (but not always) occur when the camera's lens has been damaged (from being dropped) or if the lens is hindered from extending. The best way to make sure neither occurs, is to use the supplied hand wrist (which will save it from a fall) or before turning the camera on, make sure it's in review mode and then turn it on, making sure you don't obstruct the lens.

Seeing as this camera is brand new...I would return it, because it could just be a dud camera. If you do get it replaced, make sure you are always very careful with how you handle it, especially when turning it on or off...

p.s. near the back of your User Guide there is a list of Error Messages. "Lens error, restart camera". Canon advises you to turn the camera off, then on again. If the problems continues it will need to be serviced. So, returning it, would be the best option, because it is under warranty.

good luck...

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File error and sticks on standby

format the memory card
before you do make sure that you have a copy of the files saved in the memory card

*formatting the memory card will delete all the files saved in it


check the size of the memory card you are using, make sure that it is not more than 2GB, the camera might have problems reading the card

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Lens Stuck open and wont turn on

My daughters Sony Cyber-Shot had the same trouble and I read that many times it is caused by foreign matter getting in the lens gearing. 1st suggestion was to hold the camera firmly in one hand and hit one side into the palm of your other hand. Do the same with the bottom, other side and top. Also spray a jet of air into where the concentric lens parts rotate when it opens. Use some judgment, do not hit on a hard surface or spray directly into the glass lens itself, or try to force any movement.

By combining these actions repeatedly I was able to get the camera to first open up and then zoom properly, just as other Sony customers had, Yea ! I then remembered that she was at the beach the day before so when I gave it back to her I guessed that she dropped it in the sand. She had of course.

Good luck, it worked for me


PS Make sure battery is charged :).

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Broken lens zoom


Never push in a lens, you definitely broke it.

A couple solutions would be to either buy a defective camera online and make one good camera from the two if you can do that sort of thing yourself, or secondly have it repaired by somebody.

Don't bother trying to send the camera to Sony if it is out or warranty (though you can call them and verify what I'm about to say) because they will want $150+ to do the repair for you. Parts are not cheap to buy from them.

I know of one very affordable digital camera repair business... because I own it. The name is Darntoothysam, feel free to check us out, we are on that big auction website also (I don't plug their name for free), our seller ID is 'darntoothysam'. If you Google "darntoothysam" you will find us.

We have your repair listed as a package in our store for about $70. This covers a new lens, and return shipping of your camera! We even give a 45 day warranty on parts and labor. If you think you can use us then please check us out, even if you need to ask more questions then please feel free to contact me.

Hope this helps,

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Lens is broken

My daughter just had this problem with her camera. The camera was off with the lens barrel extended. When I looked at it closely, I noticed that the inner part of the lens barrel was at a slight angle to the camera. I pushed firmly on the low side of the inner part of the barrel, and it popped the rest of the way out. Camera works fine now. Good luck!

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