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Dropped Camera - Lens won't close

Just out of curiousity, is it more costly to fix my Stylus 500 or should I get a new one? I dropped my camera and the lens is off center and won't open and close. Not sure what to do.

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Generally speaking if your camera cost $500 or less, and you can't fix it yourself, it is cheaper to just buy a new one.

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Is it worth a repair what value


First try the procedures in this tip.

If that doesn't do it then, given the age of the camera, I'd say it's time to replace the camera instead of repairing it. Repairing it is certainly going to cost more than it's worth.

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I dropped the camers and the lens wouldn;t go back in and gave it a little push and now it won't come back out . The shutter is half open. Will I be able to get it mended


Anything can be fixed but at this point the cost of repair would exceed the value of a new camera. If this camera were in Canada the shipping and repair estimate would cost you $100.00 Canadian.

Add the cost of repair less the estimate and you most probably are looking at about $160.00 Canadian.

Short answer most often after a drop like this and the lens gets stuck it's not worth fixing them.

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I dropped my camera and now its lenses will not close


well if you try and fix it, you may need a new lense, and the prices may run close to the price of a new camera, so you might as well just get a new one and keep the old one for parts, just in case you drop it again ;)

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I already tried posting this but I think it falied. Just in case, here it is again!

I just now fixed my own Nikon S220 (very similar to 210) which suffered the same fate as yours. However, I laid my camera down on a cushioned foot-rest (you could use a couch cushion or pillow on a table) with the lens facing UP, pressed down on both sides of lens front gently yet firmly, and BAM, the lens went back in all the way. I turned the power back on and the camera is good as new (except for the small dent from the fall of course).

I suggest you try this before spending $100 on repairs and/or buying a new camera!

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My camera was dropped, and now the flap that covers the battery and memory card will not close, because the little part that kept it closed is what broke off. Is it possible to get this fixed, and does...


Roughly about $60 and yes it can be repaired use the phone and ring around the camera shops That way you dont have to commit and can select the cheapest option

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hi...The transmission system that moves the lens in and out has a problem with it's gears. There is most likely a gear or an actuator that has fallen out of alignment and is getting stuck at a certain point as the lens comes in/out.There is some disturbacnce of the lens arrangement that is preventing the lens from coming in/out.Any of these symptoms above could trigger the camera to shut itself off to protect itself from further damage. 
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get written estimate - should be free and then cost new camera -expect they will say about 2 mos to get repaired

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The E18 error is fairly common. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension.

Here's some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for about 50% of lens errors, but they're still worth a try. Good luck! :

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

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