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This Sucks! My camera is new, I went to use it...actually for something I saw that was hillariious...and I turned it on, the lens came out...it was zoomed all the way, and I could'nt take the pic nor could I adjust the zoom. Then I got this hateful message to turn camera off then on again, which I did. Now the lens does not return apon turning the power off, but does retract and come back out when I turn it on...and then the same scenario! Help Please!!!!!!!

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  • datingle Jul 08, 2008

    Camera is about six months old. Suddenly developed the problem of the lens fully extending upon powering up, it cycles in and out once or twice, and then the message to turn the camera off then on again comes up. Upon powering down, the lens remains fully extended. I have tried powering up under every setting, removing the batteries, removing the memory card and powering up and down with it removed, and I still get the same problem. It seems that it would be a control problem (firmware onboard?) as the mechanics of it still work.

  • glenn714 Oct 22, 2008

    I have the same problem, neither solutions worked.

  • Anonymous Nov 23, 2008

    Same problem.
    The lens goes in and out and in and out.
    I finally resigned myself to having a single focus camera. It seems that when I don't try to use the zoom, it's OK. But trying to use the zoom gives the camera fits.


  • jesshawn Dec 14, 2008

    Same thing...ugh

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I think this is just a hardware malfunction(some mech. switch) because, i have a lz7 and when i deliberately open the battery case with the camera power on it obviously switches off and then when u close the battery case either with the power on or off the lens comes out fully extending to 6X and goes back fully in and comes back out and auto focuses and then works fine. i think this is normal

but in your case i think there's some manual overdrive or u have some problem with a switching sensor that has fungus or something better get it serviced by the dealer as it is under warranty period

Posted on Dec 19, 2008

Well if that don't work cause i just got mine working after messing with it for like ten minutes the lens and all gets stuck on mine i just gently put some pressure on retractor lens outside of it when it tries to open and it came out and the message didn't come back checked all the functions worked fine took great pictures and kept them too. so mine works by doing this. hope this helps

Posted on Sep 29, 2008

I had the same problem the first time I turned it on!!!
How to fix it: When you turn it on the lens will retract and immediately will come back out. What you have to do is remove the batteries while the lens are retracted, very quicly (before they come back out!).
Turn it off. Insert the batteries again and turn it on.
Hope this works for you!

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Take it back the motor sounds faulty

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