Camera shut down with lens out, won't come back on
I was taking a series of photos at a tennis match using the zoom and the sports mode. suddenly the camera died, with the lens sticking out. new batteries did not help, nor did removing the memory card. it will not turn on and the lens is extended.
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Re: Camera shut down with lens out, won't come back on
Some problems with cameras cannot be solved without taking the camera apart and checking everything.
Sorry to say such a problem may tell you that it is time to sell the camera for parts.. on a website such as Ebay for parts, repair, or AS IS.
Okay, that said, You can try something which may or may not help. Take the camera in your hand and hit the edge into the palm of your other hand. You may also try this.. put a doubled up towel on a table or desk. Then take the camera in your hand at an angle an "bump" it onto the desk or table where the towel is. This may shake up the system inside to cause the connections to work.These could damage the camera even more, but because it is not working anyway, you may gain.
Of course this may not always work, if something is really wrong with the inside system or wiring.
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Different scene modes allow for different functions. I rarely use them due to this. You have to set the scene mode to take a normal photo. Meaning in Fireworks scene mode you cannot take macro photos because the lens is focused to infinity already and is locked this way.
You also may have some problems with material in your lens. (I am not sure) If you get your scenes straightened out and it still does not work I would suggest searching for lens error and look for solutions there.
In either mode, you're zooming by turning the zoom ring on the lens? In live view mode, if you zoom in by pressing the magnifying glass button, all you're doing is zooming the display, not the image itself.
This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camera. Some
common error messages that might show up on the LCD's of cameras with
this problem include "E18 lens error" (older Canons), "ACCESS" error
(Sony), "Zoom Error" (Fuji), "Lens Obstructed" (Kodak), "lens error,
restart camera" or just "lens error" (nearly all camera makers lately
use this variation). Some cameras might show nothing at all, but merely
make a beeping noise as the lens goes out, then in, then the camera
shuts off. Sometimes the lens won't even move.
Hi there please follow the steps and let me know the result.
1. Ensure batteries are fully charged & clean the battery connector point in side the battery compartment.
2. Look carefully between the lens and the camera body for any sand, dirt or any damaged etc.
3. Try turning the camera with the lens facing down and shake to dislodge anything stuck
4. Try removing batteries and memory card, wait 5 minutes and refit the battery only.
5. Now turn on camera( with out card ) and see ,if working then fix the memory card & again turn on the camera. If working then fine . Otherwise format the memory card and fix back in camera again & try. Make sure before format the memory card take a back up all photos in your computer then format. If no luck then reset or restore the camera setting by pressing Menu key for 2 sec .. in not done the press both Menu & self time key for 2 - 4 sec.
Make sure to use good NiMH batteries.
Another possiblity is a problem with the card. Borrow a card and see if it has any effect. check to see that the pins in the card slot are all aligned, none out of place. check that the card door and the battery door close firmly, with some pressure. The camera can shut down when it has a problem detecting that the doors are closed.
When it does turn on, play with the zoom without taking pictures, zoom in and out, if during zoom the camera shuts down then you might have a lens problem, something is malfunctioning in the lens mechanism and the camera shuts down to prevent damage.