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Re: The lens opens up and then closes up right away
This is sovent a pressure on the lens problem...is probably that you must change the entire lens bloc. if you have eletronic knowledge, you can prove to find on ebay international seller the replacement for you camera. to the international seller with the exact model number search "lens for ...your model number" any seller if you buy the lens give you a guide to instal the new lens. but if you dont have idea where you makes the hands...its better that the work makes a professionist. if you want prove alone...it s possible to make the job but if you make errors you loose the camera and the cost form the spares. the better system is to find a brocken camera on ebay. but you must be shure that the camera have not lens defekt. so you can disassemble the broken camera, see how you can disassemle the lens bloc and reassemble on your caMERA. THE BEST IS FILM WITH ANOTHER CAMERA THE DISASSEMBLE OF THE BROCKEN..THIS CAN HELP YOU IN THE MOMENT THAT YOU REASSEMBLE YOUR CAMERA. sorry for my bad english good luck
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There is no mechanical way of placing the lens on the camera upside down. There is only one way the lens will fit into the body and it takes about 1/8 turn to lock it in place. There should be no effort to installing the lens on the camera. To remove a locked lens make sure the camera is turned off hold the camera in your right hand close to your body and with your palm up. You will now be looking at the left side of the camera, there is a D shaped button just behind the lens mount. Wrap your hand around the lens so your thumb is positioned right at this button. Push the button in with the end of your thumb as you gently turn the lens away from your body. It will detach in 1/8th turn and come away from the camera. To reinstall the lens line up the dots could be white or red set the lens into the camera body and turn the lens gently clockwise and you will hear a click. It takes less effort to do this going on and coming off then it does to open a Peanut Butter jar that has already been opened once.
Fix #1: Remove the batteries from
the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh set of batteries back in
(preferably rechargeable NiMH 2500mah or better) and turn the camera
on. If that didn't work, try pressing and holding the Function or OK
button while turning the camera on. Fix #2:
If the camera's batteries ran down completely while the its lens was
still open, the camera may show a lens error or not start properly when
new batteries are installed. Remove the memory card and keep it
removed, then install the new batteries. When you turn the camera on
with the card removed it may come back to life, as this triggers a
reset in some cameras. Error E30 (for older Canon's) means that you
don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the SD card
and turn it on one last time
Hi, 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. If the camera is still under warranty, before trying any of these, please please first contact your camera's maker to see if they'll cover the repair, or to determine how much they'll charge for the repair. Who knows, you might get lucky. But if they quote you a number that's higher than the value of your camera, you may want to consider the following methods.
Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the ceiling. Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time press the power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to autofocus while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins in their slots. Blow compressed air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations include blowing with a hair dryer in “no heat” setting, or sucking the gaps with a vacuum (careful with this one). Thank you!
you have dameged the mechanism and the lens may be like a cross threded screw that is why it closes down. it is expensive to repair via Canon. so try this.. close the lens by turning camera off take the camera and slap it into the palm of your hand 2/3 times then turn back on. this should put it back in its aligned track. if it doesnt work the foirst time try to about 20 tijmes if it still dosnt work its a throw away or a big outlay
get a butter knife or any thin object like thatand use it to push out the lens and turning it on at the same time you will hear a clicking noise which is normal once completely out, use your hand with a gentle but firm presure move it form left to right and then hopefully it should work after that x
Same problem. The lens is stuck in the zoom position. When the camera is turned on, the lens moves a just afraction like it want to fully open or close, then the camera beeps and prompts with the "Lens Error" Restart Camera. Solutions?
When you opened it the cog connected to the motor which opens and closes the lens probably shifted and no longer has traction against the ring around the inside of the lens which turns it to open and close it. If you open the camera up again be extremely careful - the lens has loads of springs inside it - lose one of these and it won't work properly. I opened up the whole thing to try and fix my lens which had been jammed in after a friend dropped it. I fixed the lens but couldn't put the damn thing back together again to many tiny parts and no guide to the jigsaw!!
This recently happened to me and I too got a hefty quote from the company since mine was no longer under warranty. I figured since it was trash anyways, I might as well take it apart and see if I could figure out what was broken. After removing all of the screws and removing the top pin strip from the board (there is a piece of tape on it) and flipping the lens part away from the board, I was able to remove the small gear compartment on the side of the lens housing (held on by one small screw) and the 3 screws on the back of the lens and carefully flip out the digital camera part and push the lens back into it's original closed position. I then carefully reinserted the digital part back into the lens making sure everything was nice and flush and closed it back up. Works like new :D However, if you're nervous about digital machines, I wouldn't reccomend doing this. Luckily for me when my camera fell it simply knocked the digital lens out from the housing and it didn't pop back in right afterwards, causing the lens to not be able to turn completely like it should. If yours is damaged more than this, it may not be such an easy fix. And the camera is difficult to handle as it is connected by those pin strips everywhere. It made me nervous to handle it as I probably could have made it worse, but, I had nothing to lose. Hope this helps out the next person.