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Lens won't close all the way

Lens will only close part way and it also makes a funny noise when extending or retracting like a grinding sound

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Try cleaning the lens with super glue

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I had the same problem with a similar Coolpix model. It's an error on the lens mechanism. Maybe you pressed the lens by accident while they were retracting, or something like that... It's really a delicate mechanism. I think you have to send it for a service... Sorry!

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My PowerShote SD800IS lens will not retract and makes a grinding noise. Please help!


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. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended ... Here are some troubleshooting steps that you can try that may (or may not) correct it. They only seem to work for less than 40% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty (or repair cost approaches that of the camera), they're worth that try. Some of the later steps do involve some risk to the camera, so carefully weigh your options before deciding to conduct them:

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Sounds like the camera lens is jammed. Before you take it to become repaired, try cleaning the crevices of the lens module to make sure there isn't any loose dirt or debris in there. Try applying very gentle pressure to the lens and see if it retracts or moves.
If it still won't budge, it's probably an internal problem with the mechanism retracting the lens, there's not much you can do but send it off to get fixed.
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I try to take pictures and it wont take. The screen works, the battery is charged. The camera is making a clicking sound.


Where is the clicking sound coming from. It sounds like it could be from the lens. All cameras which use lenses which extend and retract are very prone to sand or grit becoming lodged between either the lens elements or the lens and the camera body. The other very common problem is when the lens get either a sharp knock such as falling to the floor and landing on the lens whilst it's extended or sometimes just a knock against a wall or table edge again whilst extended. The noise you hear could well be the small motor which drivs the mechanism which extends or retracts the lens not being able to reach the end of it's path. Usually it will make a noise for a while and then the camera tells it to close down.

Both of these problems are, I'm afraid to say non repairable by anyone but a qualified Tech. The repair requires the entire innards of the camera to be removed to get at the offending part. If it's a piece of sand or grit it can be rmoved , cleaned and reassembled and evrything is OK. The bigger problem is when the lens has been knocked out of it's guides. It could be repaired but more often than not the lens may have to be completely replaced if the damage is somewhat worse. This could end up a very expensive repair. Most techs charge a deposit to be lodged and that fee deducted from the repair cost if you give the go ahead. If you decide not to have it repaired you lose the deposit and end up with a useless camera.

This is where you have to make a decision whether it's worth proceeding. Either way it's a trip to the repair shop. Many people recoup some of their loss by selling the camera on Ebay as a non-worker. If the camera is popular you could be surprised how much you get for it.

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The lens will not retract and it makes a grind noise


I had the opposite problem, my lens would not full extend. It would immediately retract and turn back off. If you take a can of compressed air and blow it out as you cycle it on/off. It should clear whatever is preventing it from closing.

Here is what my problem was and how I fixed it.

What I did was get a can of compressed air (from the computer section) and blow air around the lens as I repeatedly turned it on. It took about five cycles, but I eventually cleared whatever was preventing the lens from fully opening.

Good luck.

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I have a Digital IXUS 700 Canon camera and the lens will not retract. It makes the sound to retract but 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. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended ...

Here's some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for less than 50% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try:

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

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Try removing your memory card. I had the same problem and this worked. You might need a new card. Good luck.

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Hello

When you turn the camera on the lens comes out and has parameters when extending to focus, if the lens does not open fully it sees a problem and then closes.

there are tiny plastic gears inside and may have chipped or a piece of sand got in causing the lens to jamb. "very fragile"

one solution is to ask a camera repair shop how much a lens mechanism would be to replace. (if cost is more than 1/2 of what you paid dont bother)

another solution is to have someone sell your camera on an auction site for parts, to make some money towards another camera purchase

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Buy the next camera- at 3 years old no economic repair will be feasible- but you could play with it some I guess

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