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Lens only open partially

Nothing broke, I didn't spill anything on it or get anything in/on it. I tried to turn it on one day and noticed everything looked blurry. I then noticed the lens was only open about half way. No funky noises or anything. New batteries. What is going on and how can I fix it??? I need my camera!

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  • flaca3 Jun 28, 2008

    Nothing broke, I didn't spill anything on it or get anything in/on it. I tried to turn it on one day and noticed everything looked blurry. I then noticed the lens was only open about half way. No funky noises or anything. New batteries. What is going on and how can I fix it??? I need my camera!

  • rpatton Jul 18, 2008

    Went to use the camera one day and the lens would only open partially, when I turned it on and off, it stayed in the same position. Have charged the battery, didn't drop it or spill anything on it. When it is turned on, it says ACCESS on the screen and then says to turn the camera off and then on again. Then the same thing happens, same message and lens is in same position.

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Lens mechanism isn't good to work properly so camera shut down the power. Try to tap the lens/ camera while power up.
If you have a memory card in the camera, take it out before turning the camera on

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