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Len will not retract

Lens wil not retract

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  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2009

    lens not able to capture object



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Bad Lens assembly, cost more to fix than replace.
Check the Olympus store for clearance items,
Pricewatch is a good one also.
Never buy a used one online, new is ok, because dropping them is the #1 reason for the lens assembly failure.
I'm sorry I couldn't be more helpfull.
Best regards, Paul

Posted on Jun 11, 2008

  • Paul Hering
    Paul Hering Jun 12, 2008

    Hi again mharper,
    Here's your link... Olympusamerica.com
    Consumer Division Tech Dept. 800-622-6372 8 AM to 7 PM EST
    Mon to Fri
    They do have a trade in program even for broken cameras.
    A FE-230 Will Cost $139.00 + tax Free shipping and they throw in a free 3 year warranty. That's worth $60.00 alone.
    Regards Paul


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SOURCE: lens error 126,1,0,-9

pull on the lens.

Posted on Jul 13, 2008

jackboy
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SOURCE: Zoom lens won't retract

The motor mechanism has failed electrically or through damage- taking a knock. Either way nothing for you to do- unless you are a watch maker or good with fine tools. A repair will cost much as a new camera. Try both -a self repair and a new camera. You may get lucky and have two cameras

Posted on Aug 28, 2007

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SOURCE: lens not retracting on kodakc330

The following blog outlines some repair options for a lens error:

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

Posted on Dec 23, 2007

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Mine has done this twice, both times requiring it to be sent off for repair, both covered under warranty though luckily. Both came back saying they replaced the shutter assembly. Camera is fixing to go back out for a third time (not shutter related). I've lost all confidence in canon with this one.

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

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SOURCE: lens error and will not retract

This is probably THE most common failure among digital cameras. There's a halfway chance of fixing it yourself, described here: http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

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