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Lens not opening

Battery fully charged when the camera is turned on the motor makes a noise as if it is going to open but fails to do so

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  • mamausa32 Aug 12, 2008

    i had the same problem,in service somebody told me its sand in-i paid 140$ for clean it up -steel don't work well,now its noisy,battery cover is loose(opening every time when i trying shoot)-im so stupid:))) never bother fixing anything.....

  • garylavan Aug 16, 2008

    I purchased new FE-230 this year and I keep it in a case. The battery is fully charged and when turned on the lense opens and closes several times then turns off. I have manually held the lense open and then turn camera off and back on. It will sometimes operate correctly for several days then do the same thing happens again.

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If your battery is fully charged, then it would need to go to repair

Posted on Aug 22, 2008

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SOURCE: Olympus X-920 camera lens fails

Unfortunately, many cameras that fall prey to lens error problems can only be corrected by professional repair. But, here are some last resort troubleshooting steps that you can try that may 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.

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