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I was at the Beach, and sand got in my lens.. when I turn My camera On, The lens come out a tiny bit then go back in.. and the camera makes a beeping noise. Please Help!!!!!

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Needs to be repaired by cleaning it out. There's probably sand in there.
Contact the manufacturer for further details on the issue including a price schedule for repair or replacement, depending on how old the camera is and whether it's in warranty or not.

Posted on Aug 05, 2010

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Oh my goodness I am SO sorry to hear that. Assuming the damage isn't permanent you need to take it to a professional for an estimate on dismantling, cleaning it and putting it back together. Make sure they guarantee their work btw..

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Well I took my camera to the beach and I think I may have got a grain of sand into my camera lens. Now it turn on and the lens comes out but not fully and it says lens error it also makes a beeping noise...


your camera will need a good air clean up in the lens mechanism its mean to be dissamble to do so
by a tech ...
hope that give you an idea
regards Allan

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Lens error was at beach no sand but yet when turned on it says lens error


Anyone who has ever been near the beach knows that as soon as you are within 100ft of the sand you will feel sand in between your toes even with your sneakers and socks on. That's because sand is in the air and contaminates everything. Therefore, if you value your camera, mp3 player, radio, cellular phone PDA, or laptop computer, DO NOT TAKE IT anywhere near the beach. Solution: use an air compressor. Blow air & dust through the hose first. Use clean air to blow out extended lens area. Open and close lens and blow out several times. Firmly jolt the camera into the palm of your hand to dislodge the dirt particle. Use more air. You may notice sratches on the side of the lens cylinder that were created by the particles of sand. 99% pure isopropyl alcohol (91% if you're in a pinch is available at any drug store) can also be used on a Q tip and swabbed around the lens barrel cylinder. Make sure you use a few CLEAN Q tips on the lens. Now go buy a disposible camera and $10 mp3 player for the beach and leave the $200+ camera and IPOD at home or at the hotel room. Now you'll surely have a wonderful time at the beach.

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My camera turns on and then right back off. wen u press the power bottom the screen comes on and shows the Kodak label like its turning on and the lense begins to open but immideatly closes and the camera...


I had the same problem. This is how I fixed mine! Turn on camera grab the lens with two fingers before it can re-tract back into the camera and shut it self down. Use compressed air around the lens housing no more the 80 PSI. Hopefully this will remove any dirt.
It worked for me!

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How do you fix 'lens error restart camera' I put it in my bookbag. I guess i threw my bookbag around and now i have this "lens error, restart camera." The lens froze halfway and it's staying that way....


It sounds like. You really need to have some one take it apart and clean the sand out of it. The camera will make those noises when the sand gets between the gears of the lens assembly and they cant connect correctly.

ou could try helping the lens go back in GENTLY. But thats risky and you could ruin a lens that would work just fine if it where cleaned out.

let me know which model and brand you have and I could tell you better whether or not you should try anything your self.

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Does it need regular cleaning?


Hi,
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Sand generally has no effect on the electronic side of the camera, however it will definitely can cause problems with the mechanical aspect of the camera such as the zoom lens. this can be removed with a can of compressed air.

Suntan lotion likewise should not be any problem except for smudges on the housing/casing and especially bad for the lens. Additionally, the lotion would help the sand adhere to crevices and nooks of the camera. Wiping should get you just fine.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

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cameras beep when it has a problem. most likely the lens get stuck or lens gear failed or motor drive gear to lens, or allot of other problems like it doesnt reconize the optical sensor.

look online for the beep codes and problems.

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I went to the beach and when it came back, it was like ur's, so it might be some tiny piece of dirt and sand stuck in the lens somewhere.

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This sounds like there is debris lodged in the zoom gears. Been to the beach lately? The gears in the zoom mechanism are very small, and even a tiny spec of sand or other debris can jam them up. Alternatively the sensor inside the lens that feeds back the position of the lens to the control circuit may be failing - so the camera thinks the lens has retracted all the way and stops. If the stoppage of the zoom action is abrupt then it is probably debris, if it is a smooth stoppage like the camera is stopping on purpose it is probably a position sensor. Either way the camera will require repair. David Millier Advance Camera Repair

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