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My camera lense is stuck at a half open position and it will not close all the way. how can I fix this?

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    When I turn on my digital cam, it will appear that the battery is already exhausted even when the battery if new and my lens has been stacked.

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2009

    i droped my camera and now the lense is half way open and half way closed and the shutter is open to. also i can take pictures but there are blurry and so far up i can not tell.

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There is a firmware update on our site that will fix that: www.general-imaging.com

Trevor Gordon
Senior Customer Tech
General Imaging Company
(Exclusive GE Digital Camera Licensee)

Posted on Oct 28, 2008

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Digital camera need to initialize when you switch them on. Rather like booting a computer, they need to get themselves ready for work....

It sounds like yours is stuck in a position where it has gone beyond the bit where it is told to get ready, so it sits there waiting to be told :-(
When cameras get a thump, sometimes the mechanism can be knocked into a position that it was never designed for.

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Finally, you could try removing the battery/batteries, leave them out of the camera for two minutes then reinsert them and try again.

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