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SD700 IS lens error

I am trying to solve the lens error problem, but I can't get the cover off the camera. I've move 3 screws, but something is still holding the cover on at one end

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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 ...

Before opening the camera, recommend trying the following first to try to correct it. The listed fixes 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

Posted on May 04, 2008

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IXUS 75 LES IS STUCK OUT , LCD READS [ lens error. restart camera]


that is the usual problems.
1. check battery
2. format the memory card, but backup first the data unto it.
3. format using the camera itself. this keep the system of the camera restore again.
4. observe if you on the unit you will heard a sound that noise something of drastically pulling the plastic gear. if you had hear this means that your unit has been on without a notice and sometghing had blocked it. it affects the tiny motor. this need an alignment at first.
5. Try to open with yourself but if not, seek someone to do it for you. a small tip philips screw driver can help you. align the cover of the lens you can pull out the center where the lens. open the back cover and slowly get the screw. do not place the lens rub on you desk because' it could damage the lens. then you will see a gear that be rotated by your finger, try to spin slowly the gear and it should be affect the layer of the lens over to move up and down. should be freely to move up and down. try to clean. then return to its place and assemble again your unit.
 email me: luigieadm23@yahoo.com

May 19, 2011 | Canon Digital Cameras

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Solution for nikon "lens Cover Error"


Nikon Coolpix S5/S6 “LENS COVER ERROR”
 
In this document I have given a solution to fix the problem most of the Nikon coolpix S5/S6 cameras face. At power –on it give an error “Lens Cover Error”
 
Before opening the camera I would suggest you to take a snap of each and every step. Because it will helpful while you are fixing the screws back. There are many screws which has to be opened. So better take a photo of each and every step.
 
IMP NOTE: Remove the battery before opening the camera. Use some antistatic strip to prevent the components from getting damaged Or Keep your feet touched to the floor such that your body remains grounded.
 
Follow the below steps in the given order:
 
Step 1> Remove the screws at the bottom of camera
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Step 2>Remove the side screws
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Step 3> Remove the side screws as given below .
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Step 4>Lift the cover and remove the cables which connects the switches to the camera. These cables are fitted in a small connector. There is a tiny lock (present for few connectors)  on the connector, which on pulling it across its hinges, will open and the cable comes out easily. You need not pull it forcefully.
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Step 5> Remove the screw as shown below
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Step 6> Lift the screen as shown below.
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Step 7> Remove the cables and screws as shown below.
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Step 8> Lift the screen panel as given below.
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Step 9>
Remove cables as shown below.
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Step 10>
Remove the cables as given below.
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Step 11> Remove cables.
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Step 12> Remove cables
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Step 13> Remove the 4 wires using a soldering iron.
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Step 14>
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Step 15> Removing at this stage is a bit difficult. You will have to open it cleverly. Lift it from the side as shown below.
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Step 16>
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Step 17>Below figure shows the lens cover and the stepper motor which controls the lens civer.
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Step 18> To remove the stepper motor remove the screws as given below.
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Step 19> Below figure shows the stepper motor used for lens cover
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Step 20> Below figure shows the stepper motor which is used to control the lens cover. There is a small white switch on this motor. This Switch is used by the camera to detect whether the camera lens cover has is open or closed. When we switch on the camera the lens cover (which is shown in step 17) opens and in turn it presses the white switch show below. If the lens cover is unable to press this switch, then the error “Lens cover Error” flashes on the camera.
I would suggest 3 different ways to solve this problem.
1>     Fix some glue on the white switch shown in the below figure, such that it remains pressed forever. Because of this, camera will never give the error message. Remove the lens cover (which is shown in step 17) forever. You don’t  need it anymore. Now fix the below stepper motor back in the camera and follow the steps in the reverse order to fix the camera components.
2>     Buy a new stepper motor from the market. Its quite cheap. Fix it back in the camera. Here you need not remove the lens cover. Follow the steps in the reverse order to fix the camera.
3>     In this method you can open the stepper motor to fix the problem. Now follow the steps given below.
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Step 21>
Remove the screws as shown below.
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Step 22> Remove the gears one-by-one. See the placements because you have place them again in the right order.
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Step 23>
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Step 24> The gear shown below is the culprit. Remove it. There is a tension spring present inside this gear. Do remember the position of this gear before removing this gear. Its placement is very important.
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Step 25> The spring is shown below.
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Step 26> Now the switch shown in step 20 does not get pressed because of reduced tension of the spring. Increase the tension of this spring by pulling it in opposite direction. Place the spring back in the gear and follow the steps in the reverse order to solve the problem. Now because of increased tension of the spring, the lens cover will be able to Press the switch shown in fig 20.
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Happy debugging
Mukesh

























on Mar 25, 2009 | Nikon COOLPIX S6 Digital Camera

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System Error (Zoom)


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.

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

Regards
Andrea

Sep 17, 2010 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100 Digital Camera

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Lens Error


lens circuit got crack replace it

Jun 18, 2009 | Canon PowerShot SD700 IS Digital ELPH /...

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Lens cover error


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;

Regards,
VOTIT

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Jun 17, 2008 | Nikon Coolpix S1 Digital Camera

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Canon S3IS


It's about $124 repair charge if your camera is out of warranty. I called Canon and the guy said to be sure the batteries are now wearing down (which I charged mine last night thinking that was the issue and it doesn't appear to be, however, I'm going to buy some new ones JUST to be sure), but other than that it would have to be serviced because it's something internal. The only place to have it serviced is in Illinois, so it's a send off, he said other Canon shops only service SLR's, not these little automatic ones. HTH...it really stinks to have my camera malfunction at the end of ball season!

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Fuji s7000 zoom error


have same problem fujifinepix6900zoom is solution same

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Canon IXY Digital 800 IS


Find a few Canon repair shops, and describe them your problem, and they should be able to give you rough estimates. I've had estimates for same mechanical problem from $200 to $15.

If you are adventurous (and the manufacturer's warranty is expired), remove all the tiny screws, and see if this is something simple, and you can tell repairman what specific part you need - their estimate will be more accurate that way.

Dec 27, 2007 | Canon PowerShot SD700 IS Digital ELPH /...

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Digital Camera


The following blog outlines some repair options for a lens error:
http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

Dec 25, 2007 | Digital Cameras

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Zoom lens problem


Most often these problems occur because of shocks received by the camera. The zoom mechanism in the lens assembly gets knocked out of place. Sometimes this happens just like that, without any clear reason. The lens assembly is a delicate mechanism if one small part gets out of the place it will damage or jam the whole mechanism. A service center can check for that. There is no way for the end user to proper realign the lens mechanism because it is sooo small. It requires specialised tools and hardware. Also, when you take the camera to a service, ask them an estimate of the repair, you will know if it is worth it. Repairs vary form a simple lens adjustment to the need of having the whole lens assembly replaced

Mar 15, 2007 | Canon PowerShot SD700 IS Digital ELPH /...

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