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  • ALEXIS3 Apr 13, 2008

    MY LENSE IS STUCK OUTSIDE OF MY CAMRE HOW DO I FIX IT?

    WE HAVE READ THE BOOK AND TRYED TO FIX IT BUT NOTHING.

  • ex-sonylover Oct 15, 2008

    Same problem with len stuck outside- got stuck while I was in the middle of shooting photos. I've always had good perfomance with Sonys- really disappointed about this!

  • Lbrucewill Oct 16, 2008

    Lens on my 870 is stuck outside camera, too. When I power up, lens fully extends. When I power down, the lens retracts only halfway back into camera. Also, even when lens is fully extended, the autofocus feature is not functioning. The problem arose when I was carrying camera in my front jeans pocket and accidentally hit the "on" button. Lens began to extend outward as in a normal power up but was restricted from fully extending due to tightness in pocket. Camera is still within factory warranty. Is there something I can do to fix or must I send in to factory?

  • Jabforce Oct 18, 2008

    In my camera DSC P71 appears e 61:00 flashing and I cant focus or zoom.
    I would like to repair it but I need some guide or support

    If someone can support Id be very gratefull

    Julio Bradford


  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2008

    my lense is stuck

  • obi-wan-yj Dec 29, 2008

    I have the same issue as Lbrucewill, and with the same cause. I disassembled the camera as far as possible, but was unable to open up the lens assembly because Canon as permanently attached the electrical connections to both front & rear components. I've been able to fix older Canon cameras with this problem, but Canon has changed their design preventing this. We'll see how Canon support responds to my query for warranty repair. Fortunately, this isn't my only camera, but it is my third Elph that has died earlier than I'd expect. I may switch brands.

  • wallyv8 Jan 06, 2009

    I have the SONY DSC-W50 and the zoom was stuck.

    I pulled it apart to the lense, shecked the motor worked and was able to pull apart the lense module itself.



    I reset the lense to the closed position and re assembled the camera successfully. Do not recommend this procedure as it DID NOT fix the camera.



    Camera still powers ON but is still jammed and will not open. Awaste of time and I will not buy SONY again. Those in the know suggest Cannon is the only way to go in compact cameras.

  • Anonymous Feb 02, 2009

    my lens is stuck outwards but not all the way.

  • Anonymous May 19, 2009

    its like stuck out and everytime i turn it on it says ' lens error'

  • Anonymous May 19, 2009

    my lens is stuck outwards but not all the way and everytime i turn it on it says "lens error"

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You have jammed the 3 lens studs outside of the track , you cannot fix it without dissembling the entire camera to the lens,
its best to leave it alone and sell it on ebay for the lcd is worth 35 to 60

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A camera that cost more to fix than it cost just throw it away and never buy a kodak easy share again

Posted on Nov 17, 2010

Please read the following page, and all the comments.
This might really solve your problem! :D

http://www.pechorin.com/m/2006/08/24/Re_Sony_DSC_W5_lens_problem-270736-2.html

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I have a 7.2 mega pixels 2.4 lcd monitor 1000 high sensitivity ,sony cyber shot camera. and the lens want go back in .

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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I have the same problem


Hi:

If you did not drop it, you probably have some dust or small particles around the outside of the lense. They prevent the lense from fully opening. The lense cover might have the same problem. As a result it is stuck.

When the lense open up try to clean around the lenseor the cover. If it opens, but not all the way out, try to pull it out NOT too hard.

When it opens, try dust off. Make sure you do not force too hard on all of the steps above.

Good LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jun 23, 2009 | Samsung Digimax S630 Digital Camera

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Hello I have a canon IXUS 960 IS. Yesterday when I was using the camera it only closed half way when powering the camera off. Now the camera doesn't open fully and when pusing the "play" button the power...


If the outside of the lense get dirty, those small particles may prevent the lense from opening and closing 100% as nomal times. I had the same problem with my Sony. Here is what I did.

1- I cleaned the outside(sides not the lense itself) of the lense.
2- While turning the camera off, I press on the lense (up and down motion) NOT too hard for a few times untill it either retracted all the way inn or most of the way in. If most of the way in, press the lense a little harder untill it retracts 100%. If you turn it back on, it should work as normal unless some mechanical part of the lense is broken or dislocated. When it fully opens, clean up the outside of the lense and keep it always clean for normal operation.

Good Luck!!!!!!!!

Jun 11, 2009 | Canon IXUS 960 IS Digital Camera

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Lens are stuck out. screen says "lens error"


There could be two things causing this problem.

1- some dirt somehow got on the outside of side of the lense. So the lense could not fully retract or open out. As a result you can not take any picture. If the lense comes out even a little bit, try to pull it out NOT too hard a few times. If it does not retract, turn the camera off and push the lense in (up and down) NOT too hard for a few times. If the camera opened up 100% or retracted 100%, your camera should be back to normal. Make sure to clean the outside of the lense when fully open and keep it clean always. If this did not help, read 2.

2- If you dropped the camera, some mechanical part of the lense is broken or dislocated or the cable may have come loose. In this case you need to take out the lense from the camera and inspect it for broken pieces or loose cable. clean the outside of the lense and push the lense in and out a few times. Put the lense back on the camera and your camera would be back to normal.

Good luck!!!!!!

Jun 11, 2009 | Olympus FE-270 Digital Camera

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Try camera on stays on for 2 seconds and then shuts off


Chage your batteries and try again. Try different set of new batteries. It is also possible some dirt somehow got on the outside of the lense and it prevents lense from opening all the way out. Clean the outside of the lense. Good luck

Jun 09, 2009 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S730 Digital Camera

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Protective lense shutter is stuck partially closed, causing black corners in the photos. How do I fix this, or remove the shutter completely?


This blog post outlines repair procedures for stuck lens covers. An A400 is used as an example. But for the A610, you might want to extend your zoom all the way out before removing the camera's batteries. Note that the A610 has four shutter leaves instead of two, so pay particular attention how they're assembled if you remove the lens ring. Also you'll be applying the ring loosening rubbing alcohol around the barrel's perimeter instead of the front as shown in the procedures. One other thing, try not to get any alcohol on the lens itself:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/repair-of-stuck-lens-covers.html

Good luck, and remember to do this only as a very last resort (try the other listed procedures first). Oh, and if you do decide to try the repair, please post how it went.

May 28, 2009 | Canon PowerShot A610 Digital Camera

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Lens won't in on camera and makes clicking sound.


When you dropped your camera, some dirt got on the outside of the lense or some mechanical part of the lense broke or dislocated. If some of the mechnical part of the lense is damaged, you need to open up the lense from the camera and inspect the parts. Look for loose parts, then clean it and put it back.
I had the same problem with my sony Cyber-shop, but it was not dropped. somehow one or more small piece of dirt got on the outside of the lense. Here is what I did and the problem was fixed for good.
While turning the camera off, I pressed on the lense (up and down motion) softly. After a few times, the lense retracted 95% of the normal retracted position. I then, pressed the lense a little harder in untill it was fully retracted. It has been working okay since then.

You should always keep the outside of the lense clean and do not drop it.

Good luck

Oct 11, 2008 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P32 Digital Camera

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Olympus FE-190 lense


If the internal lens barrel gets knocked out of alignment it will cause that condition. If the camera senses that the lens is not in the proper position or not moving, it will turn back off rather than cause more damage. Pushing on the lens barrel to try to fix it will usually cause more problems than it already has. It has to be disassembled to be repaired.

at this point you may also want to check on your warranty status.

Aug 05, 2008 | Olympus FE-190 Digital Camera

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Repair stuck lense


There are known issues with the lens on this camera, but it's also only a $100 digital camera. Most of the time if you call customer support they will replace it without question; in my case, after much complaining and moaning they even agreed to do it outside of the warranty. It is a design flaw, they DO KNOW it's an issue, and talking to sales people at stores I believe they get a lot of them back.

Jun 28, 2008 | Nikon Coolpix L11 Digital Camera

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you have jammed the 3 lens studs outside of the track , you cannot fix it without dissembling the entire camera to the lens,
its best to leave it alone and sell it on ebay for the lcd is worth 35 to 60

Apr 13, 2008 | Digital Cameras

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