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THE LENS WON'T RETRACT

I DEVELOPED A PROBLEM WITH MY EMPREX CAMERA YESTERDAY, THE LENS WON'T RETRACT BACK INTO THE BARREL AND THE GREEN LIGHT BLINKS ON AND OFF, DON'T KNOW WHATS WRONG TRIED REPLACING THE BATTERIES THAT DIDN'T WORK.

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I had this problem with mine once. It turned out to be a problem with the memory card. Remove the memory stick and power the camera up. Did that solve it? You may still be able to use the memory. Plug it back in and try again. Otherwise it may need to be replaced.

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Hi I slipped in the garage and dropped the camera when it was on==batteries came out and lens of course didn't fully retract. Put batteries back in and the green light comes on and beeps but won't...


Sorry about your moms camera Terry... but it sounds like it needs the lens replaced. If the lens is stuck out at an angle you can *SNAP* the inner lens section back into place if you're lucky, and it will work again like normal.

I don't know your model, but a refurb lens can usually be installed for about $75 including return shipping. You should check the replacement cost of a used camera and see which is cheaper in the long run.

Hope this helps!

Thomas Drayton
Owner, Darntoothysam.com Digital Camera Repair

Jul 25, 2011 | Samsung Digital Cameras

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Lens will not extend when turned on message on screen lens error


Hi,

This error indicate that focusing ring got stuck or jammed due sand, dust or may be due to external shock caused by dropping the device.
  • Try compressed air. With a fine tip blow off gun around lens barrel. It should remove all dust and sand. Turn the camera on this will solve the problem.
  • You can gently bump the camera to try to free the focusing ring.
  • You can try to turn camera ON at the table (facing it to the ceiling), don't put camera down face to the floor when opening.

If motor is running but lens won't retract sometimes lens would slip off with the gear or break off a tooth in the gear when it gets dropped. Try to gently move the lens barrel around with the finger and see if it is moving, but if tooth or gear is broken lens will move once or twice then it will stuck again.

Else your camera need to be disassembled to get at the focusing ring at Service Center.

Thanks and have a nice day

Jul 04, 2011 | Fuji Digital Cameras

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WHEN I OPEN MY CAMERA THERE IS A WORD E18.


Hi,

Canon E18 error shows when the lens gets stuck while trying to extend.
  • This error indicate that focusing ring got stuck or jammed due sand, dust, may be due to external shock caused by dropping the device. try compressed air. With a fine tip blow off gun around lens barrel. It should remove all dust and sand. Turn the camera on this will solve the problem.
  • You can gently bump the camera to try to free the focusing ring.
  • You can try to turn camera ON at the table (facing it to the ceiling), don't put camera down face to the floor when opening.
If motor is running but lens won't retract sometimes lens would slip off with the gear or break off a tooth in the gear when it gets dropped. Try to gently move the lens barrel around with the finger and see if it is moving, but if tooth or gear is broken lens will move once or twice then it will stuck again.

Else your camera need to be disassembled to get at the focusing ring at Service Center.

Thanks and have a nice day

Jul 04, 2011 | Canon PowerShot A470 Digital Camera

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LENS OPENING BUT NOT SHUTTING


Hi,

Its seems lens got stuck in the barrel due to external shock caused, Try out following steps-

  • If motor is running but lens won't retract sometimes lens would slip off with the gear or break off a tooth in the gear when it gets dropped. Try to gently move the lens barrel around with the finger and see if it is moving, but if tooth or gear is broken lens will move once's or twice then it will stuck again.
  • You can gently bump the camera to try to free the focusing ring.
  • You can try to turn camera ON at the table (facing it to the ceiling), don't put camera down face to the floor when opening.


Else contact Olympus, your camera need to be disassembled to get at the focusing ring at Service Center .

I hope this will solve your problem

Thanks..!!

Jul 04, 2011 | Olympus Mju 725 SW Digital Camera

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On myC643, the lense will not retract, green light blinks on/off then the red light blinks several times.


Hello

The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.

Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.

Firstly , try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.

Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera.

Look at the lens , and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).

Try gently pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.

Another way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the camera is enough to get things going again.

Try hitting your camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of your hand.

Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair center for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to replace the camera.

If it is still under warranty I would suggest you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.

You can also have a look at THIS link.

Hope the advise is useful. please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance. Also, please be so kind to let me know if you found this helpful.

Regards
Andrea

Nov 25, 2010 | Kodak Digital Cameras

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OLYMPUS STYLUS 7010 LENS WON"T RETRACT TURN ON AND ORANGE ERROR LIGHT BLINKS


That blinks when a camera is about to go dead sometimes and it thats not it try NEW batteries

Apr 18, 2010 | Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera

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Lens wont retract with or without new batteries. green light blinks but no lens movemant even using wide/tele buttons


Since you already used new batteries and still lens will not moved and you can just see flashing green it means that the Gar of the camera is defective You may call repair center specialize with kodak camera's at 1 800 665 6515

Nov 09, 2009 | Kodak EasyShare C340 Digital Camera

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Lens will not retract and battery charging light does not come on


The lens barrel stuck up or mechanical gears problem this is repairable .

You take the camera to local service man to repair .

You can also repair but at times you may damage . So take to repair shop.


Thanks for using Fixya


SAM ANDERSON

Sep 18, 2008 | Kodak EasyShare M853 Digital Camera

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Lens won't retract


Lens errors are 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 worth a try:

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

Feb 21, 2008 | Canon PowerShot A430 Digital Camera

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Kodak dx6440 wont power up lens wont and retract


I have the same/similar problem. I could hear the camera attempting to retract the lens. Camera shut down after timeout.

Disassembled camera & found two teeth missing from plastic gear in gearbox attached to lens motor. Don't know yet if part(s) are available.

Camera had light use. Patheticly short life & that Kodak didn't use stronger nylon gears. Bought a barely use Kodak P880 recently, & the autofocus died shortly after. Web search showed others had same failure. I'll never buy another Kodak camera.

Sep 20, 2007 | Kodak EasyShare DX6440 Digital Camera

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