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Automatic lens cover only shuts

I have a Pentax ESPIO 140 zoom camera. The Automatic lens cover only shuts part of the way when the camera is turned off

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  • Fellsider Jun 23, 2008

    The only power source is the Lithium battery which is in good shape. All the other features of the camera work OK. (Just to clarify, this is not a digital camera - it's an old model 135mm zoom dating from around 1990)

  • Fellsider Jun 23, 2008

    Thanks
    This doesn't really answer the problem as I have already done these things - the problem seems to be more mechanical rather than dirt or the result of sticky fingers.

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This can only mean your lens is damage and needs replacement I suggest you better take it to a repair center have the lens replace because your camera is old and still working fine so I assume you still want to use it for more long years.......

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Posted on Jun 23, 2008

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Its some obstructing thing that stopping the lens cover .clean it properly to clear any blockage.i have come through a same problem few months ago at my workshop.cleaning really helped n its working fine now.wish u success too.
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What probably happened was that you dropped the camera some where or that you accidentally touched the lens.


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My Kodak does the same way the kids got there sticky fingers on it.

I would suggest trying to clean it with some 98-99% Isopropyl Alcohol since the alcohol evaporates completely. Make sure to remove the batteries before doing it. Also use some compressed air to try to dislodge any dirt, dust, or debris that may be stopping the movement.

If it still doesn't close once you've cleaned it then there may be something physicaly wrong or broken inside the camera. You can attempt dissasembly but it could be quite fragile and tricky to take apart and even more so to put back together.

Otherwise, always keep a good clean micro-fiber cleaning cloth with you and clean the lens frequently.

Posted on Jun 23, 2008

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Greetings,

Use the power adapter that came with the unit.

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Posted on Jun 23, 2008

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Did u drop the camera?

the lens section is jammed i think

Posted on Jun 23, 2008

  • dewan nafees ahmed Jun 23, 2008

    The problem isn't in the sliding door. All it does is allow power to
    switch on. If you're getting some functions the obviously the door's
    switch is operating correctly.

    Your problem is in the lens area.
    If you're lucky a ribbon cable has become loose or dislodged. If luck
    isn't with you the lens assembly is kaput.

    Very minor knocks in
    the right place can dislodge guide pins or knock those guide pins out
    of the grooves they run in to extend the lens or operate the focus. The
    camera will check the operation of the lens prior to allowing pictures
    to be taken so if any part of the lens is out of whack then the camera
    gets a bad routine message and switches off. If you are in the review
    mode sometimes certain cameras will allow you to see what you've
    already taken but switching to any shoot mode will disable the camera.

    The
    only advice I can give is either get the camera repaired or trust your
    luck and wait for the same model camera to come up on Ebay with a
    different problem e.g. broken LCD and do a transplant. Or sell the
    broken camera on Ebay and buy yourself a new one.

    credits:bmwrider of fixya


  • dewan nafees ahmed Jun 23, 2008

    since topic was Generic problem for all Digital Cameras we thought it to be a digital camera. sorry.

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