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Lenses on digital camera

My lenses on my digital camera is half open and won't close or open anymore than that. what can i do? Have same problem. It's not the lens cover - as that fully opens. It is the lense extending itself fully from the base of the camera.  I suspect something like a grain of sand or a gear wheel may have jamed. So have un done the screws but don't know how to  'crack' open the camera in order to inspect the innards.

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Yes this can be cause by a dirt or sand that accidentally went inside your lens and you really need to dismantle the camera to do that cleaning of the lens if you're really not the aware on how to do that ask for someone to do it for you...

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You may try realigning the lens assembly by hitting the side of the camera gently or gently pulling it out while nudging it sideways...sounds risky but right now my camera is just a paperweight so I figure it might be worth a shot...

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Yes its grain or sand only stuck in between the lens.

are you experienced in electronics for opening the camera?

Posted on Aug 10, 2008

  • dewan nafees ahmed Aug 10, 2008

    There are 2 other guides, one Bulgarian and one Estonian with the take apart procedure for digital cameras.
    They are not in english but have a lot of pictures which help with the process.



    - Bulgarian guide

    - Estonian guide

    cameras shows are of a different company. but your unit is also a similar and equivalent one.

    thank you


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