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Lens will not retract

Lens error.  and makes a noise.

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  • Anonymous May 05, 2008

    dropped camera - when turn on it opens closes while making noise - shows on screen lens erro then turns off.



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The noise may indicate that there is internal damage to the tiny gears. That is not fixable, except to replace the tiny gears, a job for a tech.

See my other posts on lens problems. Trying something may make the lens to jump onto the track, not always.

Posted on Jun 21, 2008

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