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My camera's lens will not extend from it's original position or show a picture on the screen what do I do to fix this?

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This is a known issue with many of the Fuji cameras caused by dust and dirt that get in through the loosely mounted lens mechanism, there are really only three solutions.

  1. If under warranty you can send the camera in for repair.
  2. Saturate around the lens with WD40 and wiggle the lens until it becomes responsive again every month or so.
  3. Dismantle the camera and clean out and lubricate around the internal gear-box and lens components about once a year.This is a pretty intensive process.

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Our camera has a black spot on the screen and shows up on the pictures as well is there a way we can fix it?


Turn the camera on and extend the lens, wipe the front lens with the proper cleaning materials "lens paper and camera lens fluid" try the camera again to see if it worked, if no improvement! there maybe deb-ri inside the lens housing or camera body. At this point it will need a qualified camera technician to see if it can be repaired.

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Fix lens that won't extend fully


If your A360 only extends the lens partway when you turn the camera on in picture mode, there is an easy solution that requires no technical knowledge whatsoever. Mine exhibits this behavior most of the time, and I've experimented it with it and found that these two things help:

1. Hold the power button down the entire time the lens is extending. For whatever reason, this seems to help.

2. If your lens extends only partway (if this is the case the screen and all pictures you take should be blurry), simply hit the macro mode button (the little flower to the left of the zoom) twice. This works because when you go into macro mode, the camera automatically brings the lens to its lowest zoom, which is meant to bring the lens back from a high zoom, but also works in reverse. You may have to repeat this procedure a couple times each time you start the camera (you'll know it's fixed when you no longer hear the motor whine when you press the button).

One last tip: if you've had this problem before and you start up your camera and it seems fine, use trick number 2 anyways, just to double check that the lens is indeed in the correct position. I've made the mistake of assuming, based on the fact that the picture on the screen looked sharp, that the lens was fully extended. When you look at your pictures, you may find that all of them (even those taken with a tripod!) may be blurry.

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Powershot 200 will not take pictures, displays E18 on otherwise blank screen. Will show pictures stored on card -just will not take any new ones. Lens cover seems inoperable as well.


Lens errors are fairly common. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended ...

Here's some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for less than 50% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

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E 18 problem


Lens errors (E18 errors on Canons) are fairly common. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended ...

Here's some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for less than 50% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

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Casio EX-Z700 was dropped in sand. When camera is turned on lens makes a grating sound and the moniter screen is cloudy. It originally said lens error, but no longer says anything.


Hello, I'm Mark Faith from the states. I purchased the CASIO EX-Z700 series.
However, I accidentally dropped the camera when the camera was on and the lens was extended.
It makes a grating sound, and the monitor screen said "Lens error".

Now, the camera is turned off with its lens extended.
When I see the lens from the top, the lens position is more concentrated to the right, and the gaps between each lens is bigger on the left hand side of the lens.

I sincerely hope this would help you to analyze the lens situation.
I'll be patiently waiting for a list of solutions.
Thanks.

Mark

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Cannot take pictures


Hello,

Has the camera been bumped recently?

This could cause one or more lens elements to shift slightly out of position and thus prevent the lens from extending.

You can check inside the lens, and try to shift the lens elements back into position by bumping the camera the other way. I have read some people were actually successful at this.

(Don't bump it too hard).

If the lens still doesn't extend, then there are still some options:

1. Take or send the camera to a service center to get fixed. This will likely be over $100.

2. Get a new camera, there are better ones out there and for close the same price as having this one fixed.

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My lens does not open or extend.


my camera is doing the same thing but i dropped it once and ever since it won't open anymore... it's definetely broken right? this sucks

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My F75 won;t work at all


1.Most SLRs have the same problem.The paste which used to fix the reflection mirror with the metallic plate is usually rubber based, So there is a chance to the mirror to slide from its original position to down due to gravity.And particularly when you focus close ups the lens extends backward and the lens struck the mirror Positioning the mirror to its original position will solve your problem.
2.May be your camera batteries weak check it for its operating voltage.

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Les extended, screen remains black


tuen on camera then press display a few times. it sounds like the display is just turned off. the lens system should be open.

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