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Camera the lense to my camera goes in and out many times and after it just turns off. how can i fix it

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  • JasonMiami May 05, 2008

    This camera uses recharchable battery pack. Changing batteries will not solve the problem

  • Anonymous May 06, 2008

    My camera having a problem with the lens going in and out when I turn it off or on. It also keeps shutting down when trying to zoom or wide angle. It also is difficult to get it to close properly when it shuts down. It is about 5 months old. I recharged the battery and it still does the same thing.



    I sprayed compressed air around the lens area thinking it might be a piece of sand or dirt.

    Please help

  • Anonymous May 12, 2008

    my olympus FE-280 does the same thing when I push the power button, the lens extends out and goes right back in about 3 or 4 times and then shuts off. I have 2 rechargeable batteries and both are fully charged (this camera takes special 3.7 volt batteries, both of mine are olympus brand) and I have only had the camera for 5 weeks now.

  • jettandrob Jul 30, 2008

    I have the same problems. I push the power button and the light flashes red while the lens zooms in and out about 4 times then goes back in. Then, the power light goes off. I thought the battery was dead, but I have charged it and tried again only to get the same thing.

  • J0ker Aug 01, 2008

    My camera goes in and out about 4 times then shuts off i can review my photos and videos but other then that i have tried everything that i know...
    And it just still wont come on...


  • Anonymous Aug 02, 2008

    I Have an FE-160 which has the same problem. no matter which mode is selected the lense goes in and out several times and then it powers off.

  • flaps Aug 02, 2008

    I have an FE-160 which has the same problem

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Okayy well when it came out the first time i Grabbed the Lens and held it till the camera turned off and the lens stayed out i blew on it and i turned it on and it worked =)

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This is may be because of low batteries. Use alkaline batteries like duracell. Digital cameras support only extra duty batteries.

Posted on May 04, 2008

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Hi lisa and metal,
I have good news and bad news...
The bad is that your lens assembly is Kaput.

The good is that Olympus will take the bad one and trade for another for $149.00 + tax, Free shipping and a free three year warranty, That's worth $60.00 alone ,ahhhh peace of mind.
Here's the link... Olympusamerica.com or
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By the way, Great choice in cameras.
Were they dropped ?
Regards, Paul

Posted on Jun 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Camera won't power on. Lense won't retract.

Pls check the batteries are they supplying full power to camera are they aged or old try replacing them with good power batts and Memory card try re formatting it on a PC card reader

lense is coming out at full length or there is a grinding noise or abnormal behavior in it pls check may be u dropped ur camera or any other incident broken its lense gear.

pls check and reply me for more help

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Your batteries are too low.
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But if the batteries are too low, camera turns off before the lense retracts or even before the lense comes out fully.

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This is a common problem and sometimes can be fixed.
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I dropped my camera and now when turning camera on the shutter comes out for about 2 seconds then it beeps and then it goes back in, I can view photos but not take any.


The most of cases problems is your camera lense wont come out properly. it's appear to be a electronic problem but it's defenetly a mechanical problem. do do as i say. turn on your camera and after lense came out quickly remove the battery. after that camera lense move out shake it well. shake your camera well. your target should be remove if ther any blocking thing the way your camera lense come out. if this way wont work you have to open your camera and check your mechanism. some time it can be broken lense.

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When I turn on my DSC W55 the lens does not open all the way. Is better to fix it or buy a new camera?


It usually cost more to repair digital cameras than investing in a brand new one. Before you decide to trash your camera and buy a new one try this.

Some dirt somhow gets on the outside of the lense and they would prevent the lense from opening or closing 100% as it normally does.

Clean around the lense and turn your camera off and on a few times. If the lense opened out 100%, you should be able to take pictures as you usually did. If NOT

turn on the camera and help the lense to open up by pulling the lense out NOT too hard. If the lense goes up and down you follow the lense motion (up and down and turn). If the lense opened up 100%, then turn the camera on and off a few times, it may work now.

If you have dropped the camera, some mechanical part of the lense mechanism is broken or disslocated. In that case, the lense has to be opend from the camera, inspect for broken parts or loose parts, and clean it up. If you put it back on the camera, it may work. Remember opening the lense is the absolute last thing you want to do. Most likely, you would make it worse than, before opening it.

If you decided to buy a new one and trash this camera, please send the camera to me. I will pay to you ONLY your shipping cost. I would try to fix it and learn more about the problem your lense have. I would be able to help the next person with the same problem better. my email address pourmp@yahoo.com.

GOOD LUCK !!!!!!!!!!!

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My camera won't turn on


I had exactly the same problem with mine. Here is what I did to fix it.

put new battery in
1- Clean around the lense
2- While turning the camera off, press the lense in (up and down with lense movement) NOT too hard. Try that a few times until the lense either retract 100% or almost 100%. If almost 100%, press on the lense a little harder so that the lense be in 100% (like it normally closes)

If you turn your camera on and off a couple of times, your camera will work as it does normally.

GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!

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Try turning the camera on and off a few times. If it did not go in while turning it off gentely push the lense in. You might have to try this a few times. If the lense retracts, but not all the way in, push the lense a litte harder in. When the lense is 100% retracted, turn the camera back on, the lense should pop off. Your lense is probaly dirty. Need to clean it and keep it clean always.

Good luck

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The problem is
1- some dirt somehow got on the outside of the lense. After it was retracted fully in, it prevents the camera from opening again. When you turn it on, if it opens a little bit, try to pull it out NOT too hard and let go a few times. If it opened, clear the outside of the lense. Your camera should be back to normal.
If the lense does not retract, but goes up and down when you turn it on or off, Clean the sides of the lense and while turning the camera off push the lense in NOT too hard for a few times. If it retrected 100% or most of the way inn, push the in a little harder untill it is 100% retracted in. Now your camera should be back to normal. 2- If you droped the camera, you probably damaged or dislocated a mechanical part of the lense. You may have to take out the lense by unscrewing it and inspect it for damaged parts or disconnected cable. Make sure clean the lense and test it by moving it in and out a few times, before puting it back on the camera.

Good luck!!!!!!!

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send it in for repair. their is no easy fix for this sorry. www.digitalcamrepair.com can help.

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