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Lens isn't coming out.

The lens isn't coming out anymore. The motor is still trying however. On the main screen it just says to turn it off and then on.

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There is a mechanical displacement in your digi cam. May be due to shock or ****. Digi Cams are very delight, especially small ones. We have to handle it very carefully. Even a small **** can cause problem. Get it serviced as soon as to avoid any further problem.
Don't turn it on and off, it may lead to motor problem.
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Posted on Apr 29, 2010

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If you have necessary tools and test instruments, know safety precaution in basic troubleshooting try the steps below to solve your problem.
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Did you try replacing batteries.
will it turn on long enough to restore it?
if this is a new camera send it back it could be a software issue or mechanical breakage.
Also get a can of air and blow the lens off to ensure no debris is holding it back.
YOU CAN AT YOUR OWN RISK try to help the lens come out a bit by gently pulling it in case of a weak motor this can help but eventually it won't work anymore.i've heard tapping it where the usb cover is helps. try to gently tap it on a table as it is powering up.
read this it might be related:
http://www.e18error.com/repair.html
one of the things here might work to fix several problems other than error 18

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TIPS:
1.)NEVER PUSH THE LENS IN AFTER CAMERA DIES, BUY A NEW BATTERY IMMEDIATLY AND TURN IT BACK ON, CLOSING THE LENS!

2.)NEVER USE AN AC ADAPTER, USE A RECHARGEABLE BATTERY OR A REGULAR BATTERY!

..to fix this...

Do as i say..

1.) Remove battery
2.) Remove front plate (screw driver may be needed)
3.) Check all gears, make sure they are correctly fitted in place)
4.) Move the gear manually to make the lens come out.
5.) keep it out, put the front plate back together.
6.) reinsert the battery, turn it on.


or...
1.) Remove the battery.
2.) Wait about 6-8 hours.
3.) Reinsert the battery.

or...
1.) Remove the battery.
2.) Try hooking it up through AC adapter, put correct voltage.
3.) Try turning it on.
4.) Remove AC adapter, reinsert battery.
5.) Turn it on.

Hope this may help;

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VOTIT

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