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Lens Error I took my camera to Waynoka, OK (Little Sahara) and it got sand in it. Now it won't stay on and just says lens error and beeps at me. I called and APS told me it's be $95-$100 to fix it!! Any suggestions?

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  • Missy Dale Apr 25, 2008

    Is there any way I can take the actual lense apart?

  • Missy Dale Apr 25, 2008

    Is there any way I can take the actual lense apart?

  • Missy Dale Apr 25, 2008

    Nevermind, I'm trashing the camera. It's not worth fixing.

  • Missy Dale Apr 25, 2008

    Thank you so much for your advice!!!

  • Missy Dale May 01, 2008

    Well would you like to buy it?

  • Missy Dale May 06, 2008

    I'll take 15 for it..

  • Missy Dale May 13, 2008

    I haven't trashed it yet if you still want it let me know.

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  1. If your camera is still under warranty, the best thing you can do is to take it to the nearest official repair shop and they should fix it for free.
  2. If your camera is out of warranty, or if the manufacturer refuses to repair it for free (happens sometimes if for example they suspect the camera has not been treated properly) you can try the following methods to repair it yourself.
  3. First, make sure your camera has fresh batteries and it is in recording mode.
  4. Remove the batteries from the camera, wait for a couple of minutes, then put them back in and turn the camera on.
  5. Try compressed air. With a fine tip blow off gun and dry compressed air (20 lbs) set the tip between the lens turret and the camera body and turn on the air while moving the tip around the lens. It should remove all dust and sand. Turn the camera on and it should function fine.
  6. Another method is to tap the padded USB cover part on a hard surface, for example, a desk. Sounds simple, but it works.
  7. Try forcing the camera lens. Turn off the camera. Place it on the back with the lens facing up and take a look at the spacing between the lens and the lens housing. If you notice that the gap is not even all the way around the lens, the problem should be easy to fix. This type of a problem usually occurs if the camera was dropped while the lens was extended. Simply - VERY GENTLY - press down the lens on the side where the gap is the biggest. You should hear a "click" as it pops back into place. Try powering the camera back on.
  8. If the lens doesn't extend at all or it extends, and then retracts again, do the following. Turn the camera off. Take the camera in one hand and with the other gently take one part of the lens and gently move it round in a circular movement. Do so with both sections of the lens. You will hear a "click" as it pops back in place. Power the camera on.
  9. Another version of this fix would be to pull and twist on the largest ring of the lens while turning the camera on. Listen for a "click". If at first the focus seems to be off, turn the camera on and off and take lots of pictures, close ups and distance. Focus should slowly start improving.
I repair these all the time and if these steps don't work then a service center like my self would have to repair it sorry for your problem and I hope this fixes your issue let me know if I can be of any further assistance.

Posted on Apr 24, 2008

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If its under 1 year they repair it for free, thts what the tech support guy just said.

Posted on Oct 02, 2008

My friend dropped my camera and my lens like popped out on one side but i popped it back in and now it just say lens error and getts blurey and imediatly turns off. But the best thing is to call the coolpix place (# you can get on website) and tell them the prombem and you probley can send it in to them and the will either give you a new one or fix it!

Posted on Aug 05, 2008

I have the same camera and ive droped it one too many times so it does the same thing and ive tryed everything but it wont work any more

Posted on Jun 07, 2008

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