Camera doesn't turn on and zoom screen got stuck because camera shut off!
My camera has been having some trouble. A few weeks ago it wouldn't turn on unless I charged it. I'd turn it on and then it said the battery wasn't charged. The other day it shut off in the middle of using it and now the zoom screen is stuck outward and is slanted to the right side. Now when I press power, it gives a clicking noise and nothing shows up on the screen. I thought maybe it might be the battery and that it's just not charging, but the zoom lens is literally stuck. Please help as I don't have a clue what to do and can't use it.
Re: Camera doesn't turn on and zoom screen got stuck...
MY CAMERA IS HAVING TROUBLE TURNING ON. THE OTHER DAY I TOOK A PICTURE AND IT SHUT OFF IN THE MIDDLE OF IT WITH THE ZOOM LENS OUT. NOW WHEN I PRESS POWER IT SAYS RETRY POWER ON OR IT WONT DO ANYTHING AT ALL. THE BATTERY IS CHARGED ALSO BUT NOW I CANT USE IT AT ALL
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If the camera was operating properly before the zoom error then the most common problem to a stuck lens is dirt getting stuck between the two lens barrels. There are a few fixes for this none are guaranteed to solve the problem and should not be attempted if the camera is under any type of warranty. They include removing the batteries for a few minutes, reinstalling the batteries with fresh once with full power, turn the camera on while holding the the zoom button. Another method is to see if you can provide extra power to the focus motor by having the LCD screen turned off. There my be a button that allows you to switch from the viewfinder to the LCD screen switch to the viewfinder and try several times to focus (just point the camera at different distant objects) and attempt to focus the camera. I hope this gives you the results you need because the other suggestions may further damage the camera and are only a (last resort) thing. One is with the camera turned on tap the body on a counter or table edge while trying to zoom the lens obviously in the opposite direction to where it's stuck. The last is to gently push the lens in with the palm of you hand while zooming in. All these are just suggestions and carry no guarantee of working and may further damage the camera. The biggest cause of this problem is dust from a camera bag or some other environmental condition like sand from a beach.
I just posted a few minutes ago with the same problem. I fixed it myself with no one telling me what I needed to do. What I did was as soon as it starts turning on smack it on your hand a couple times. Make sure you use a bit of pressure. It showed a camera view for 3 seconds then shut off so I did it a couple more times and now It's working again just fine. If you have any questions feel free to email me. Yes it can be a crappy camera. But hit it against your hand a few times and it'll work. Let me know if it does for you.
Hi, A nice lens brush is what you clean a lens with. Solvents in the spray you used could have done a couple of bad things. 1. Carried muck into the zoom mechanism. 2. Melted/dissolved part of the zoom mechanism.
Either way, unless you are brave and capable enough to dismantle it, it needs to go back to service for a clean out/re-jig.
Hey, my husband just fixed it! You just wiggle/bend the zoom lens, and you feel a "pop", and then the zoom retracts and you're fine! I was afraid to "break" it, but someone on vacation had the same problem and told him this solution a few weeks ago. So don't be afraid to use a little force-at least, in our case, it worked! Good luck.
you have to check the firewire securety port.... it protect the camera from the wrong conections with the pc... it doesn"t complot the camera work.... if you have a playback recorder deck it can wait ....
I'm not sure if this will work as I have yet to try this for my self. But according to others who have had this problem pulling lens out while camera is off and then restarting camera works. If this does work please notify. Or just tell me what happens when this is done