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Lens (lens cover?) only opens halfway

This is the second time this has happened to me. The silver lens cover only opens halfway. The last time it happened, fujifilm took my camera for 6+ months, made me pay a ton, and then gave up and gave me a new one. Any advice?? or ANY advice on how to break the silver cover so I can take pictures?

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  • dhurtado Jul 20, 2008

    this happened to me once and fixed it but now I have the same problem but I have not figured it out how to fix it again. Any suggestions?

  • Anonymous Aug 23, 2008

    Hmm, this has happened to me too now. And just like the previous two posters it happened to me once before, but after switching it on and off a couple of times it corrected itself.



    Now, about a month later, it has happened again. And this time it doesn't seem like it's going to open fully any more. Out of interest how long have others had their camera before this happened? How many photos had they taken?



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Hmm, this has happened to me too now. And just like the previous two posters it happened to me once before, but after switching it on and off a couple of times it corrected itself.

Now, about a month later, it has happened again. And this time it doesn't seem like it's going to open fully any more. Out of interest how long have others had their camera before this happened? How many photos had they taken?

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I had this problem and just tried Solution #2 by a guest. I turned the camera off so the lens was retracted and the cover closed. I blasted a few puffs from a can of MG Chemicals Super Duster 152 directly at the closed cover. Then I turned the camera on and, voila, the camera is now working beautifully. Be sure to use a can of some brand of duster and don't use compressed air from any kind of compressor. The cans do not contain air but a chemical that comes out as a clean vapor that leaves no residue. Contaminents can come out of an air compressor that could make the problem worse.

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

I had same problem with my F10, lens cover only opening half way. I used a can of compressed air, just a couple of puffs or bursts directly on the closed lens cover seems to have fixed the problem. Probabably a spec of dust/dirt making the lens cover stick a little.
FYI - The brand is called Dust Destroyer, got at Staples.

Posted on Sep 20, 2008

If it opens only halfway it is being blocked by some dirt. just power you cam on and get the objective driven out. then pull carefully the cap on the front of the objective off. now you can take the mechanism apart and clean everything. put it back together and everything is fine...

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

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