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I have a olympus camera T 100 and the problem

I have a olympus camera T 100 and the problem is that my lens will not open what can i do to fix it

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Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera

This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camera. Some common error messages that might show up on the LCD's of cameras with this problem include “E18 lens error”, or “lens error, restart camera”. Some cameras might show nothing at all, but merely make a beeping noise as the lens goes out, then in, then the camera shuts off. Sometimes the lens won't even move.
The problem is actually quite common throughout all camera brands. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended. Believe it or not, one BIG contributor to lens errors is using a camera case. Sand, gunk, case fibers, etc... accumulate at the bottom of the case. These materials love to cling to the camera by electrostatic build-up from the camera rubbing against the side of the case (especially those cases with soft fibrous intreriors). Once these materials work their way into the lens mechanism, that's all she wrote. I have many Canon's, and NEVER use a case for this very reason.
A camera owner that suffers this problem may have no recourse for having the camera repaired. Many camera makers will not honor repairing this problem under warranty as they claim it is due to impact damage to the camera, or sand or debris getting into the lens gearing mechanism (neither of which is covered under warranty). The quoted repair cost is usually close to or more than what the camera is actually worth.
Fortunately, about half the cameras that suffer this failure can easily be fixed by one of the following methods. None of these methods involve opening the camera, although some have potential to cause other damage to the camera if excessively done. If the camera is still under warranty, before trying any of these, please please first contact your camera's maker to see if they'll cover the repair, or to determine how much they'll charge for the repair. Who knows, you might get lucky. But if they quote you a number that's higher than the value of your camera, you may want to consider the following methods.
The methods are listed in the order of risk of damaging your camera. Thus make sure you try them in the listed order. And remember, these fixes (especially #6 and 7) should only be considered for a camera that's out of warranty, who's cost of repair would be excessive, and would otherwise be considered for disposal if unrepaired:
Fix #1: Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh set of batteries back in (preferably rechargeable NiMH 2500mah or better) and turn the camera on. If that didn't work, try pressing and holding the Function or OK button while turning the camera on.
Fix #2: Remove the batteries, then remove the memory card. Then install new batteries, and turn on the camera. If you get an Error E30, it means you don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the memory card and turn it on one last time.
Fix #3: Insert the cameras Audio/Video (AV) cable, and turn the camera on. Inserting this cable ensures that the camera's LCD screen remains off during the start process. Thus extra battery power is available to the camera's lens motor during startup. This extra power can be useful in overcoming grit or sand particals that may be jamming the lens. If the AV cable doesn't fix the lens error by itself, consider keeping this cable installed while trying fixes 4, 5, and 7 as a means to provide extra help to these fixes. But note that I DON'T recommend keeping the cable installed during Fix 6 as you may damage the AV port while tapping the camera. Reinsert the cable only AFTER tapping the camera.
Fix #4: Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the ceiling. Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time press the power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to autofocus while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins in their slots.
Fix #5: Blow compressed air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations include blowing with a hair dryer in “no heat” setting, or sucking the gaps with a vacuum (careful with this one).
Now we're entering into the realm of potentially damaging your camera in conducting the fix. There is definitely some risk here, so take care when conducting the following two fixes.
Fix #6: Repeatedly tap the padded/rubber usb cover on a hard surface with the intent of dislodging any particles that may be jamming the lens. Other variations include hitting a side of the camera against the palm of your hand. A lot of people have reported success with this method. HOWEVER, there is also some potential for damaging or dislodging internal components with this method, such as unseating ribbon cables, or cracking LCD screens.
Fix #7: Try forcing the lens. More people have reported success with this method than with any of the other methods. HOWEVER, there's obviously some potential for damaging your camera by using this method. Variations include gently pulling, rotating, and/or twisting the lens barrel while hitting the power button. Attempt to gently straighten or align the barrel if it's crooked or twisted. Another variation includes looking for uneven gaps around the lens barrel, and then pushing on the side of the lens barrel that has the largest gap (note pushing the lens barrel all the way in is NOT recommended as it may become stuck there). While doing any of the above, listen for a click that indicates that the lens barrel guide pins may have reseated in their guide slots. If you hear this click, immediately stop and try the camera.

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I had the same exact issue. LISTEN UP I CAN FIX THIS. I began disassmbly and removed the outer shell of the camera (after I realized my warranty was no longer valid of course). I found that with the majority of the outer shell removed the lens opened again... Hmm I thought, Curious.

I will cut to the chase. My theory: the "waterproof seals" don't allow for an adequate change in volume within the sealed cavity when the lens is fully opened. You can see the seals going concave and convex as the camera struggles to open the lens. it can't. I am not sure why this issue develops over time. But who cares I have an easy way to fix it.

SOLUTION: Break the seal every time you open your lens. Sounds like a bad solution at first. EXCEPT you can break the seal by simply opening the DC USB port that you would normally open download you pics. So just right of the dial pop open the DC USB cover. Turn on your camera opening the lens and take as many pictures as you want. Also once the lens is out feel free to close the USB port cover to prevent water damage.

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Hey,

Westfield46 was right! I tried the recommended fix and it worked! Thanks so much. It turned what I thought was a piece of trash into a usable camera.

Camera Man

Posted on Aug 17, 2008

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My daughters Sony Cyber-Shot had the same trouble and I read that many times it is caused by foreign matter getting in the lens gearing. 1st suggestion was to hold the camera firmly in one hand and hit one side into the palm of your other hand. Do the same with the bottom, other side and top. Also spray a jet of air into where the concentric lens parts rotate when it opens. Use some judgment, do not hit on a hard surface or spray directly into the glass lens itself, or try to force any movement.

By combining these actions repeatedly I was able to get the camera to first open up and then zoom properly, just as other Sony customers had, Yea ! I then remembered that she was at the beach the day before so when I gave it back to her I guessed that she dropped it in the sand. She had of course.

Good luck, it worked for me

Jmatt

Posted on Nov 24, 2008

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SOURCE: fix sand in camera (olympus)

Hi there its happens when the lens not ready for work. Some how its not able tostable his focus method. That's why its stuck. There is a chances of lens guide pin disturbed or damaged & thats why continues buzzing. Its mean he inform you there
is a system error. So please visit the service center for repair that. Its a very common & repairable problem. Thanks.

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SOURCE: I cANNOT OPEN THE LENS OF MY CAMERA. OLYMPUS TOUGH

Apparently some problem in the inside of the camera with the lens assembly or something is disconnected. You can get in touch with the repairs of the Olympus company and see what repairs would cost. I am almost sure that the repair is going to be more than the camera is worth to you.
Many times dirt or dust can cause problems with the lens. Also this can be caused by internal problems which means repairs. In my experience with these small cameras, the lens repairs have been some of the hardest repairs to complete correctly. That is not saying that it cannot be done. If the lens is taken apart or removed, the camera should be re-calculated on a computer with the right software.

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