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Lens is stuck open - Casio Exilim EX-S500 Digital Camera

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  • fzilz May 07, 2008

    Stuck open, tried new batteries, on / off, etc. No joy.

  • Anonymous May 29, 2008

    lens stuck open. inoperable

  • Anonymous Jun 26, 2008

    dropped the camera - lens would immediately not retract or take photos

  • Pat Pope
    Pat Pope Aug 19, 2008

    camera dropped now lens won't close

  • johns691 Oct 14, 2008

    Camera was dropped and now lens is stuck open and when try to zoom it reads zoom error and needs to be turned off and back on to operate.

  • Anonymous Oct 31, 2008

    camera hardly ever used. lens stuck

  • Anonymous Nov 08, 2008

    Dropped a very small distance and now lens is stuck in halfway position, shutter won't close, can't take photos with it!

  • Anonymous Nov 19, 2008

    camera lens is stuck open and you can hear lens trying to open and close but wont

  • Anonymous Nov 27, 2008

    My nephew dropped it and now the lens is stuck out

  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2008

    camera fell onto a foot and lens is now stuck open, 2 camera. lost my last one same issue.

  • drmlenard Dec 10, 2008

    not sure what the problem is, but I've got an Error 18 and the lens won't retract! I NEED HELP!!

  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2009

    dropped it,lens is stuck half open half closed, mainly the outer most ring, still turns on and wants to work but repeatedly says lens error! Duh! not sure what to try

  • ksms624 Apr 08, 2009

    lens stuck open



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We had the same problem with a Casio Exilim. Had been stuck for months...had nearly given up until I saw another post about banging the camera pretty forcefully to get the lens unstuck. I hit it once on the bottom onto my desk(w/ paper and blotter on the desk-so soft), then twice with the back of the camera against the desk. I turned it on and the lens was unstuck!! Immediately took a couple pictures and it seems to be working fine! If the camera may be lost, you've got nothing to lose to try this out...Good luck!

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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Forced my exilim shut with the battery out and placed battery in and works ok. can here a click when the mechanism working but ok soo far

Posted on Jun 04, 2010

  • jimf4010 Mar 06, 2011

    wow,thanks it worked,seems to be was about 3 minutes old when it failed,bet the future for this camera will be troublesome


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I had a similar problem - lens stuck open and I was unable to switch the camera on. I thought it was a battery issue - however when I tried to recharge the battery, it flashed red then switched off (fully charged! I now know)

After reading some of the posts on here - I wondered if our camera had been dropped. When I checked the lens sideways on, it did seem a little crooked. With the battery out, I gently moved the end piece of the lens and it clicked back into place . When I replaced the battery the camera switched on!

Posted on Aug 13, 2009

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Samsung S760 lens gets stuck part way out when powered up. I pulled it fully out manually and it now works fine. Problem in this camera seems to be caused by using the picture review button > when the cam is powered up. If you press the review button when the cam is off, you can review your pics and the lens doesn't stick.

Posted on Jun 02, 2010

I`ve got same problem withmy camera and its not even up to one month and i`m` assured of at least one year be4 any problem occur. This is un ideal and its not proper, i`m` dissapointed anyway, please what can i do?my mail address is 08065692924

Posted on Aug 05, 2008

Lens stuck open.

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