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M547 camera lens will not open

I have replaced batteries. No joy. the camera makes a motion as if the lens will open but never does. all switches are in the proper position. it also gives a m547-033 code. none of the sugestions on the hp webpage works. help please.

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My son has this camera and dropped in the sand this summer. He had the same problem.

I found this blog posting.
http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

Read it. And try all the techniques.

I took the camera to our photo printing store and the guy sprayed it with compressed air. It didn't do the trick but I think it helped. We tried all the techniques in the article. In the end I put some WD-40 in a dish and used a toothpick to drip the WD-40 into the space between the lens barrel and the camera case. I powered on the camera while my son pulled on the lens. He pushed back the flaps and pulled from them. Somehow, after several tries - and I was ready to give up - the lens opened. We still got a lens error message. We kept brushing away and blowing out sand and turning the camera on and off. Eventually it started working. However, the zoom is not working. But we are going to go back to the photo store and have him blow more air into the lens.

Good luck. Hope this isn't too late and helps you.

Posted on Nov 10, 2008

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Hi,

Welcome to Fixya, Getting message of "Lens error" occur if you hold the lens while it is in motion or when using it in a location with excessive dust or sand in the air. I have here some troubleshooting for you to fix this kind of error.

1. You have to check first, if the battery slot and memory slot is not lifted or open while camera is turn on or while recording.
2. Try to clean the lens with soft and dry cloth.
2. You also need to be careful not to block the camera lens when turning on. Lens will have issues while retracting if your hands or even small thing that will block the lens to retrack while in motion of turning on.

I also check a website for those camera that was already out of warranty and looking forward to fix their camera without spending.If you want you can try to check this link. However according to this link, this is not a 100% sure for your camera to be fixed. This troubleshooting steps is just an option if you don't want to spend too much for fixing your camera.

I highly suggest that If this error continues to appear, contact your camera's service center as there may be a problem with the lens where the are the only one who can open the camera and fix it. Don't take a risk in opening your camera because this might end up for much more damaged on your camera.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

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There where wo reasons why do you receive a "lens error".

1. CF card slot cover or battery cover opened with camera on
2 . CF card slot cover or battery cover opened while camera was recording to CF card

In this case you have to ensure that CF card cover and battery cover is closed while camera is turn on.

You also need to be careful not to block the camera lens when turning on. Lens will have issues while retracting if your hands or even small thing that will block the lens to retrack while in motion of turning on.

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Good day,

This tip will explain a few methods on how to try and fix your lens if it is stuck or you get a lens error on your screen.

Please note that all these methods are used at the users own risk and that I can not be held responsible for any damages or losses that occur while trying these methods.

1. If your camera is still under warranty, send your camera to the manufacturer to be replaced or fixed professionally.

2. If your camera is out of warranty try these methods.

  • Make sure your batteries are fully charged.
  • Remove the batteries for 10min. Replace the batteries and see if the problem persists.
  • Try compressed air. This method can be useful if there are any sand or any other object stuck in the lens motors. Use compressed air with a fine tip. Direct the air between the camera body and lens and move in a circular motion around the lens to complete a full rotation.
  • You can also try to tap the padded USB cover firmly on a flat surface like a table. This is sometimes a surprisingly effective method.
  • The last method is to try and force the lens. Turn of your camera and place it on its back on a flat surface. Look at the spacing between the lens and the body and see if the gap is consistent all the way around the lens. If the gap is not even it is likely that the camera fell while the lens was extended. Now VERY GENTLY push down on the lens were the gap is the biggest until you her a "click". This will indicate that the lens is back in place. Try powering back on.
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  • The last method you can use is to turn the lens while powering on the camera until you hear a "click". Power the camera of and back on to see if it works.
If any of the methods listed above failed to work for your lens problem it would be wise to take it on to a professional to get your camera repaired.

Thanks for taking the time to read my tip and feel free to let me know if it was of any help.

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Good day,

This tip will explain a few methods on how to try and fix your lens if it is stuck or you get a lens error on your screen.

Please note that all these methods are used at the users own risk and that I can not be held responsible for any damages or losses that occur while trying these methods.

1. If your camera is still under warranty, send your camera to the manufacturer to be replaced or fixed professionally.

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  • Try compressed air. This method can be useful if there are any sand or any other object stuck in the lens motors. Use compressed air with a fine tip. Direct the air between the camera body and lens and move in a circular motion around the lens to complete a full rotation.
  • You can also try to tap the padded USB cover firmly on a flat surface like a table. This is sometimes a surprisingly effective method.
  • The last method is to try and force the lens. Turn of your camera and place it on its back on a flat surface. Look at the spacing between the lens and the body and see if the gap is consistent all the way around the lens. If the gap is not even it is likely that the camera fell while the lens was extended. Now VERY GENTLY push down on the lens were the gap is the biggest until you her a "click". This will indicate that the lens is back in place. Try powering back on.
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If any of the methods listed above failed to work for your lens problem it would be wise to take it on to a professional to get your camera repaired.

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