Question about Nikon Coolpix L11 Digital Camera
I just helped a friend with his L11.
The lens would go out and back in again and it said "Lens Error".
I disassambled it and inspected som poor fragile peice of electronics...
Why can't even brands I used to have faith in create hardware like cameras that would withstand to be carried around?
I figured it could be sand in the small plastic gears (since I'm from sweden and the cameraowner is from Arizona...) There was some small grains of sand in there but the mechanics were doing great.
First: Take the batteries out and wait a long while. I don't know the risks involved with cameraflashes but please don't hurt yourself.
Solution: There's a little thin flexible "circuitbord" that runs around the lensmodule. It has a small white lable on it that is slightly wider than the "circuitbord" itself. Under the lable there's a small sensor. In the black plastic part of the lensmodule there's a hole for the sensor to point in. In my case the few square mm of sticky lable to hold everything in place couldn't hold it in place anymore. I glued that in place and the camera is working fine. This is all located between the lensmodule and the capacitor for the flash.
I suggest that you try not to disasseble anything else than the cover to begin with. I tried first to see if it was the problem by sticking a piece of toothpick in there to hold it in place.
If you need to proceed taking the camera apart you'd need to remove (soldering) the batteryconnections from the mainboard.
Other useful information. If the lens is moving in and out several times (not all the way) that's probably because of bad connection where the flatcable from the lens module reaches the mainboard.
To Nikon I'd like to say: You used to have a good reputation. Good reputation is worth more than short term profit from bad compact cameras.
Posted on Dec 04, 2008
It needs replacement. Send it in for repair around 65.00 to get fix or more depends on who you go through.
Posted on Apr 17, 2008
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