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Camera I fell with my digital camera in my hand, it did not hit the ground but the force of my impact shook the camera such that the shutter gets all excited as it attempts to focus and then turns off again. i can review pictures no problem but I cannot take photos. i have been told that the motherboard is fried..........

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No the motherboard is not fried shacking the camera will not damage none mechanical part your problem is that the lens zoom and focus motor are out of sync and it needs tobe service or replaced. the cost of that type of repair can range from place to place. i fix these all the time and I charge 85.00 plus shipping. I hope this helps you out and if I can help you out with this let me know.

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Shutter fell out


I think you need a new camera. Even when you think you could fix the shutter, there can and will be more damage to the camera. Today, a single repair could cost more hen a brand new camera with better specs then the one you would like to have repaired.

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My sony cybershot mpegmovieVX dsc-92 fell down and it's shutter is stuck inside. I cannot go buy a new camera OR go get it fixed. How do you fix it I need help :( urgently


Sorry but usually when the camera lens is forced shut, the gear mechanism will get out of sync. Usually even if it will open, you will receive a Lens Error

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My camera got wet at the beach. It wasn't totally submerged, just splashed, and now the shutter won't close. Everything else still works and it still takes pictures and all, so is it worth fixing? How...


Hi the only thing you could try is to go to a computer repair shop and buy a small can of compressed air their about the size of deodorant can, buy one of these and then give the shutter a good blast with the canned air this should then dislodge and sand or grit that it causing the shutter to remain open.

another thing you can try is hold the camera in your one hand and then hit the side of the camera into the palm of your other hand, this wont damage the camera but doing this should shock any grit out thats stopping it from closing try doing this with both side of the camera it should dislodge what ever is keeping it open give it a few hard hits into the palm of your other hand, so that the side of the camera is hitting the palm of your hand.
so hold the camera on its side not the way you would to take picture tip it on its side then hold it like that then hit the camera into the palm of your other hand, doing this should free it up and get it closing again for you.

it would also be a good idea to get the can of air as this will ensure you have removed all the grit and sand from the camera.

let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok

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My pictures are blurry


It could be several things.
  1. What is the ISO and shutter set on? Low ISO and moderate light will force the shutter to go slower. Any shutter speed less than 60 will be blurry, getting blurrier and blurrier as the number goes down. You could try raising the ISO to get he shutter above 125 and see if that helps.
  2. It could be that the lens is too strong for the shutter speed being used. Generally make sure the shutter speed is at least the same or higher than the largest focal length of the lens. Example: A 70-300 lens should be used with a shutter speed of at least 300, but higher like 500 or 1000 would be better.
  3. Make sure you are holding the camera correctly, with both hands supporting the camera, you elbows tucked close you your body, your left hand supporting the full weight of the cameras, your right hand working the controls. Make sure you are squeezing the shutter button lightly and slowly, no punching ig or stabbing at it. This fast jerky movement can cause blur up to very high shutter speeds if you are not careful.
  4. Make sure the lens is functioning properly, that the m/a switch on the slide of the camera/and or lens is set to A for auto focus.
  5. Make sure the Auto focus sensor is set fo the broadest largest setting or that the focus sensor is set for where you want it not off the the side.

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My Ricoh R7, the shutter is jammed and wont close or open, its stuck half way. I live near Glasgow. Know where I can get a repair done?


If you are sure that your battery if fully charged but still does not do any good, then do this little trick:

1. Hold the camera on your right hand with the lens facing the ground.

2. As you press the power on button, tap or hit the camera's base to your left palm. Do this several times.

Chances are, there could be a sand or granule of dust that got stuck on the sides of the lens, preventing it to retract properly.

Hope this helps.

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Same thing here on my D40. Was on a camerastand (tripod) and fell (toppled over). Everything seems normal apart from the error mentioned above. Can't take pics neither (black), and shutter error....


I can help you understand what is going on with your problem, but it is a problem you should not try and fix yourself. When your camera hit the dirt, it probably broke the shutter mechanism.
The symptom you mentioned with the black pictures means that the shutter (allows light to the medium) is not moving.

When you take a picture, the shutter moves very fast. It is what regulates how long light hits the medium (regular cameras, it's film, in digital cameras, it's the ccd.)

Bottom line, your going to have to take it to an authorized repair shop for the make of your camera. Probably be around $200. to repair. Sorry for the bad news. Let me know what you think in a comment if you want, and thanks for coming to FixYa. Feel free to rate my answer.

Rob

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My sony cybershot 3.2 won't turn on when i want to take pictures but it turns on when i want to view the memory of the set up.


This is usually due to a stuck shutter cover. First off though try hitting the camera reset button to see if this solves it. If not carefully open camera by removing screws, disconnect ribbons, unhook shutter cover motor wire (2 wire connector) pull board out and away from front housing, force cover open or see if gears or jammed, camera will work if cover is left open but you will have to live without it. Once forced open leave motor dissconnected, or if you found gears were jammed reconnect it. Be very careful of flash capacitor circuit and contacts, they may shock you if you touch them. Hope you get it working if you still have the camera.

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Lens filter ring fell off !


I have Fuji 3800 camera, the lens ring on the camera fell off. How do I get the 3 screws out of the camera and how do I fix it.

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Camera LCD is black


If you want to follow my way to try fixing it yourself, keep reading and do it at your own risk. You paid several hundread dollars for the camera and I just paid $20 for it. Therefore, I tried everything I can to make it work, even if I had to open the camera body to play with the inside. Fortunately, it was not neccessary to take it apart.

Once again, AT YOUR OWN RISK to follow my way to get back your real time image screen.
Read the following steps once and make sure you understand before action.

(1) Load your camera with a freashly recharged battery.
(2) Switch on to see if it's working and still without the real time screen.
(3) Switch it off, and hold it tight in you palm with the LCD facing inward.
(4) Now, with you palm up, you should be able to see the model name 'CoolPix S6' under the lens and the flash.
(5) While holding the camera and aiming at the 'CoolPix S6', raise your other hand with the fist next to your ear.
(6) Match the aim as describe in(4) to the aim of your elbow 's protruded part and make pratice moves. Yes, you'are going to smack it
to your elbow.
(7) When you are ready, try first not to hit your elbow too hard once.
(8) Switch the camera on to check. If you have the 'Screen' now, congratulation! If not, repeat (4) to (8) but with a stronger impact
Force. You might have to try more times until your elbow could not take the sore.

I got mine fixed by performing the above steps just once, but I started at a medium impact force. Before this fix, I tried to whack it on both sides, the top and the bottom to my knee cap.

Why I chose knee cap and elbow? They hurt if you strike too hard. The target is to apply enough impact force to shake but not break the parts inside the camera.

Good Luck!!

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