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I have the Nikon Cool Pix 5.0 Megapixel Camera

And the lens is stuck open and I cannot close it and it keeps giving me a lens error....

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  • lil stafford Jun 16, 2008

    lens is stuck

  • steph1903 Jun 16, 2008

    Lens is constantly stuck open!

  • hjmiller4 Jul 06, 2008

    Lens error. Lens will not close.

  • debra08 Jul 18, 2008

    the lens is stuck in the out position and i have a lens error

  • Anonymous Aug 13, 2008

    Tried freshly charged rechargeables - no difference. Lens still stuck.

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Hello

there are tiny plastic gears inside and may have chipped or a small piece of sand got in causing the lens to jamb. "very fragile"

one solution is to ask a camera repair shop how much a lens mechanism would be to replace. (if cost is more than 1/2 of what you paid dont bother)

another solution is to have someone sell your camera on an auction site for parts, to make some money towards another camera purchase

Posted on Sep 02, 2008

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BTW - I have tried new batteries (both rechargeable and alkaline), reversing the batteries, trying to take a photo, trying to zoom, even hooking it up to my USB to try to download photos. Nothing I have tried works. Does anyone have any ideas.

Posted on Aug 18, 2008

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    Craig Bush Dec 11, 2010

    There is a capacitor dump that you can try.

    Remove the batteries, wait 5-10 minutes.
    With the batteries out, press and hold the power button for 10 seconds or so.
    Put the batteries back in and your camera will start over (re-boot). You will know if it worked if you have to reset the date. But if that lens is really stuck you may be out of luck. The cost to repair it will exceed the cost of a new camera.

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Try rechargeable batteries, don't know why, but they work better than alkalines and are recommended for cameras :)

Posted on Aug 06, 2008

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