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Lens stay extended, no picture in view, says turn camera on off--no response

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It seam to be a common issue with this model ...some says that they strip it down and worked when they put it back ..(seam like a physical jam of the lens...) other that during the stripping they removed the card and worked after that (memory card ) so it can be a error ..
I suggest to try it if you are handy enough ..cause it is either a loose contact to the lens motor ..or just a physical issue with the lens ...and the motor do not have the power to retract them ..
If not ..just get it to someone that knows the way around it ...if you think you cant manage ..

Posted on Jan 05, 2011

  • Catalin Turcu
    Catalin Turcu Jan 05, 2011

    By the way ...try a good shaking ...if it is stuck ..it may loose itself ...after that power it on and off a few times and do remove the card to have more power..

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