Question about Kodak EasyShare V550 Digital Camera
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This is a suggestion. If you do not feel comfortable trying it, you will need to take the unit to your nearest service centre. Feel free to let me know if you need any assistance.
The problem might be 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 centre 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.
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Posted on Mar 22, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
same thing happened on my camera. think it got dropped. lens only comes out part way. pull out with fingers and then lens works fine.
Posted on Dec 01, 2007
The following blog outlines some repair options for a lens error:
Posted on Dec 23, 2007
SOURCE: lens error 14 lens error 22
sometimes my lens does not open up and i dont understand why and plus, i always get the lens 14 and lens 22 error. i need help with it, this camera course me a lot of money.
Posted on Jun 18, 2008
Hello, i just let my camera to a friend and when she return it to me it didint work because of the error 14, then i just changed the battery for a brand new ones.. and it start working..
hope i can help.
Posted on Aug 10, 2008
SOURCE: Lens Errors
To all new users posting on this thread:
When the lens will not retract and camera is not functional (no picture on display, and does not shoot) , and you already tried replacing batteries with a new fresh set (ensure please) , and then restarting camera with no memory card inside, then camera is faulty.
Try an easy fix by pushing gently the lens (do not force them, just help them) while you turn off camera at same time. Try also switching the mode selector.
If still no luck , then the camera must be disassembled to fix the problem.
Possible reasons are :
If the camera is less than one year old will be replaced by manufacturer.
If your warranty is expired you can get an estimate for repair from manufacturer, or from a third party like Advance Camera here :Advance Camera Repair you can book the repair online.
Posted on Apr 10, 2009
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