Question about Cameras

2 Answers

When I turn my camera on, the zoom does not come out, a "zoom error" appear on the display and the camera turns off by itself. I do not drop or knock it and the batteries are new. thank you for your help! Jack

Posted by on

  • jack_tibo Sep 06, 2010

    I have a zoom error on my Finepix S8100 fd.
    I have replace de batteries, turn it on and off many times, turn it on facing to the celling and blow compress air around the lens and nothing to do, the lens dont comes out.

×

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 6,831 Answers

Hello

The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.

Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.

Firstly , try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.

Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera.

Look at the lens , and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).

Try gently pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.

Another way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the camera is enough to get things going again.

Try hitting your camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of your hand.

Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair center for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to replace the camera.

If it is still under warranty I would suggest you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.

Hope the advise is useful. please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance.

Regards
Andrea

Posted on Sep 06, 2010

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,194 Answers

Hi,
I believe that focusing ring got stuck or jammed due liquid, sand & dirt etc. enters the camera. Make sure that battery working fine & holding a charge before you try any of the following fix, you can gently bump the camera to try to free the focusing ring.

  • Switch the camera off and on again 2 or 3 times.
  • You can try to turn camera ON at the table (facing it to the ceiling), don't put camera down face to the floor when opening.
  • Spray some compressed air into the lens area to try to free up any sand or dust that may have worked its way in.

Else your camera need to be disassembled to get at the focusing ring.

Thanks for using fixya,
Good luck and have a nice day.

Posted on Sep 06, 2010

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

4 Answers

Zoom error


Turn Camera off remove batteries for a few moments. Re insert batteries. Turn on will reset itself. Ensure you use correct focus settings as per instructions. If you dont use correct settings this problem will reoccur.

Oct 27, 2008 | Fuji FinePix S1000FD Digital Camera

1 Answer

Zoom error


You lens are tilted? If so, they are out of track. Maybe you bumped or dropped the camera. Try straighten them up with your fingers, very gently.

Sep 05, 2008 | Fuji FinePix F470 Digital Camera

3 Answers

Fuji Zoom Error Message


drop it on the floor from a few feet I did this and now mine works

Aug 02, 2008 | Fuji FinePix A820 Digital Camera

1 Answer

'zoom error' on olympus sp-560 uz


I had this problem and managed to fix it. The camera was dropped on a stone floor and the zoom error was present every time it was turned on. A ring or other piece of the lens was bent or damaged, in my non professional opinion. A profesional repair is my advice. However you may try my fix at YOUR OWN RISK.

Switch camera on, when zoom extends, but before it closes down due to zoom error, gently but firmly push lens back in. Drop batteries for camera to reset itself. Repeat, if necessary.

My camera now operates fully and when the lens extends it now no longer makes the slight grinding noise.

Good luck and remember at your own risk.

Jul 30, 2008 | Cameras

1 Answer

Fuji FinePix S700 Problem


Try to put it on super macro and see if this will reset the zoom function.
Also try to switch between the settings that allow the digital zoom, as compaired to those settings that only allow optical zoom.
If these do not work, you may have a lens that has been dropped, or is stuck, and may need to be serviced. I have the S700, and have never seen this error before> good luck.

Jun 12, 2008 | Fuji FinePix S700 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Lens error No. 221,0,0,0


I have Pentex Optio E 30 camera

When i start my camera , i get error message Lens Error : 221,0,0,0

lens got stuck and it is not coming out for zooming

Sep 06, 2007 | Kodak EasyShare C703 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Error-C1


Dirt /dust in the lens and lens gear box ( this drives zooming only ) preventing optimum functioning. Lens cannot properly come on line ( shutter and diaphragh mechanism then do not come on line ) and the camera switches off. Solution : is ether replace lens unit or dismantle lens to clean out ( from gear box and the helicoil of the lens ).

Sep 03, 2007 | Kyocera Finecam S4 Digital Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cameras Logo

Related Topics:

22 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cameras Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

Steve

Level 3 Expert

3287 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75117 Answers

Are you a Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...