As soon as i put my camera its lens goes out and comes in few time, it also make a buzzing noise and then switches off. At times it stays out but the picture comes blurred and zoom operation results in a buzzing sound and the camera doesn't operate.
I am in India while the camera was purchased in Dubai on 11 Jan 2008 and its warranty is for one year. Will I be in a position to get it repaired in India.
I just fixed my own camera (for who knows long) by literally "cavemaning" it on the floor! After reading Hook76311's suggestion of slightly twisting the lens while it comes out, I tried to no avail. Then I tried to tap it on the floor which turned into banging it. The only reason I did this is because I had already replaced it with a new camera and was going to toss it anyway! Although I don't really recomend this method, it did work for me in this case. I have taken a few pictures with it now and it seems to work just fine. If you are out of options and are going to throw it away, it might work for you too! Good luck!
This is a promblem within the lense, apperantly while it is on the way out there is a microswitch/click that the lens as to contact to let the camera "know" that the lens is out. No word on the fix, if your camera is under manufactor warrenty OLYMPUS will cover the cost and the fix. I found that if i slightly twist the lens on the inital power up i can get it to click into position and use it.
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As soon as the camera is switched on, the lens barrel will come out. Everything should be ready to shoot pictures. If it is not responding to the buttons, you could try to remove the battery for a few moments. It will cause the camera, to start from scratch. Call it a cold boot. But then after switching on, it should respond normal, like you used to work with it. If it stays frozen, visit your dealer or contact a Samsung certified repair centre.
hi,you have problem in lens gear that why you heard a weird noise or what you said buzzes.sometimes the cuase of excessive force or impact from the lens it will damage the gear or misallign and not only felldown or drop will damage the camera. Its also affect the sand or dust goes inside of your lens thats whay the gear not work properly.
if you have knowledge repairing electronic its better you need to check the lens gear,cable and len barrel if all of this are ok. if not bring to service center for estimation first before you proceed to repair.
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.
these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.
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).
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.
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
Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair centre 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.
I had the same problem. I hit it a long time ago when it did it for the first time. It has been a year since then and it is doing it again. I tried the book solution again and it will not work. I tried holding the lens, no luck, and I tried applying pressure when the lens went back in, again, no luck. Honestly, I don't think I will buy another Olympus fe series camera again. The solutions provided do help the first few times your camera does it, but you might want to start checking the market for a new camera.
The problem you are describing is a problem with a sensor inside the lens assembly. It seems to have failed and needs to be replaced. Following are the instructions to send your camera to Olympus for service.
Olympus will charge a flat rate repair fee for this product if beyond the one year factory warranty or the warranty is voided. The cost is $61 plus your local sales tax. This covers parts and labor, factory cleaning and diagnostic check, 6 month warranty and the cost of shipping the product back to you is all included in that price.
Don't try and manually push in the lens at first...the buzzing is a warning letting you know that something is wrong with the camera. By accidently removing the batteries during shut down you interupted the shut down sequence. Try and turn on the camera and immediately press the play button on the back. This should reset the camera. If not and if you are under warranty it needs to be serviced. If you are not under warranty then you can try and push the lens down. Don't use a lot of force but try and gently do it.