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Digital camera when i turn my camera on the lens piece will move in and out a few times then turn off, battery?

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  • Theron Smith Jul 05, 2008

    I will pick up a new battery and try it. It's a small square rechargeable battery over a yr old

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Yes a weak set of batteries can cause this. If your camera uses AA, recommend considering using NiMH rechargeable batteries. Thet're 3-4 times more powerful than alkaline, and last for at least 100 pictures per charge. They pay for themselves after the second or third charge too (and last for many many more).

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Get message Lens error, restart camera


Not much you can do. Switching off the camera and then on, is like a cod boot from a computer.
You could try to remove the battery for a few seconds, and then reinsert it. Then you should investigate why the lens stays out. Is it because of a mechanical problem, or came some dirt between the barrel, while the camera got wet? Try to remove any obstruction. feel if the lens can move by gently moving the barrel a little. If it goes. Don't apply force, because you could damage the mechanical or electrical parts in the lens barrel.
I hope it works. Don't forget: the battery should be charged fully.

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Canon PowerShot S2IS Digital Camera


Hi,

Try to remove the battery for an hour, & put it back again..

Let me know..

May 29, 2008 | Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

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The camera turns on, then after a few seconds turns off. The lens is in and does not start to come out.


It is not a good sign when the lens does not come out. It could ba it is stuck in the barrel, but it also could indicate the battery has not enough power to drive the lens out. When the camera does not detect the lens is out in a certain time, it automatically will shut down, to limit the damage. Check if you can spot something, why the lens does not move and use a good battery (batteries)

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Turn the camera on, lens acts like it is going to project, camera turns itself off.


I am not totally sure of the issue, but I have a few ideas.
First you might want to make sure the battery is fully charged. If the battery does not have enough juice then the camera will auto power off.
Second I would say that you should try to clean the outside of the lens. Make sure there are not any small pieces of dust or sand stuck in the cracks.
Hope that helps!

May 11, 2011 | Canon Digital Cameras

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Lens error; restart camera


Try one of these two fixes, if they dont work for you follow the link below for further troubleshooting.

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


Fix #1: Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh set of batteries back in (preferably rechargeable NiMH 2500mah or better) and turn the camera on. If that didn't work, try pressing and holding the Function or OK button while turning the camera on.
Fix #2: If the camera's batteries ran down completely while the its lens was still open, the camera may show a lens error or not start properly when new batteries are installed. Remove the memory card and keep it removed, then install the new batteries. When you turn the camera on with the card removed it may come back to life, as this triggers a reset in some cameras. Error E30 (for older Canon's) means that you don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the SD card and turn it on one last time

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Lens won't move stuck halfway out


looks like the lens assembly servo mechanism is malfunctioning.
try to push the lens in manually-push down gently until in and power the camera after.If that does not help you will probably need to change the lens assembly (it should be done by a proffessional)

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Lens cap stuck


I was messing around with this today, ended up where it seemed in was working.

Power up, let lens out, then take out batteries. Pry off silver band patiently using fingernails. Then pry off overlying black plastic piece. There are four units underneath, pay attention to how these are put on, mine popped off, but it wasn't too hard to figure out how to put back together. There are pins and holes and kind of fits like a jigsaw. Once off clean with alcohol where you can.

Put batteries back in and open and close a few times. This will help understand movement where pins of lens cover pieces go. When putting these back on make sure camera is in off position.

The lens cover pieces need to be put on so that the pin portion has some resistance. Move one so that it drops in then push up to get other in place. Let them come together and hold these in place.

The two smaller pieces will close the cover. Put the hole of the closer piece over the pin. Then move slightly so you can retract spring with a small instrument and subsequently engages pin on closer. Place top black piece back on, then silver.

This worked for me, hope it does you also! Good luck.

Dec 03, 2008 | Canon PowerShot A510 Digital Camera

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My samsung L730 lense is stuck


i have the same problem with these camera. to get it fixed just take out the battery wait for a few sec and put the battery back on, then switch the camera on. for the lens just gently move/force the lens to open, then turn off the camera wait for a few seconds then turn on the camera back on see what happens. and if still persist keep doing it till gets back to normal.
this sometimes happens to my camera from time to time i think it just its wear and tear.
one more problem with this camera is that it'll go blurr, just do the basic turn off or take out the battery wait a few sec and then turn it back on.
hope this will help u.

Nov 08, 2008 | Samsung Digimax L730 Digital Camera

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Polaroid digital camera


Hi there,

Well it's just because of lens errors, they are very common in these digital cameras. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Follow the below steps to do a try to correct it -
1. Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh (or new) set of batteries back in and turn the camera on. If that didn't work, try pressing and holding the Function or OK button while turning the camera on. (We know that you camera battery's are in good condition but the newest battery help better).
2. Blow compressed air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations include blowing with a hair dryer in “no heat” setting, or sucking the gaps with a vacuum (careful with this one).
3. Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the ceiling. Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time press the power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to autofocus while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins back into their slots. If further you have the same problem it means there is a gear-motor alignment of the lens which moves in and out with the help of motor. 

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Canon Powershot SX 100 digital camera


the lens is broken and will need to be replaced, there are many camera shops on line that fix digital cameras...just pick one and get a quote.

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