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Konica Minolta Zoom 160c won't turn on--lens stuck out and open

Even after replacing the battery several times, the camera refuses to turn on. The little screen will simply flash once and then turn off. Sometimes, if the on/off switch is held it will make a sound similar to that of rewinding film. Also, the lens is stuck in a fully extended position and there seems to be no way to retract it or close the "eyelid" at the end. I do not know what can be done, if anything.

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There is some kind of grit or something in the lens gearing mechanism, preventing its movement. Take it to a repair facility, or replace it.

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SOURCE: Konica-Minolta Dimage Z2 can't turn on

Well, I also bought the DiMAGE Z2, and my problem was similar: It worked for some time, but then it started freezing sometimes, not responding to any button I pressed. One time, it froze, shut off, and I wasn't able to power it up again. In short, the camera was still under its warranty, so I gave it to their lab and they fixed the problem.

Posted on May 19, 2006

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SOURCE: Konica Minolta DiMAGE G500 5 MP Digital Camera

your lens mechanism is stuck up! try pulling the lens with slight force, if you are lucky the culprit that is blocking the mechanism will get loose. If you are not lucky theres no way you can remove or fix the problem than sending it to the authorized service center. =-( All digital cameras has a a life expectancy of around three years, or 5000 shots. Here in the Philippines, we use conversion method, since all cameras today are made of plastics, we convert those easy to break parts with metal.

Posted on Aug 24, 2007

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SOURCE: Shoots blank (dark) pictures after switching on.

This is a known design defect in the cameras and Sony is repairing them, even if your warranty is expired.

see this for Konica Minolta's official statement:
http://ca.konicaminolta.com/information/20070202/01_en.html

it'll direct you to a sony page where you can sign up to get your camera repaired!

more info can be seen here:
http://www.dyxum.com/columns/other/First_Black_Frame/First_Black_Frame.asp

Posted on Nov 16, 2007

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SOURCE: Film advance inoperative

check the polarities of the battery.

Posted on Apr 02, 2008

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SOURCE: Minolta Maxxumm 4 - rewinding too soon

Hey Pix4me,
I would make sure that the manual rewind button on the back of the camera is not stuck in, or you're not accidentally hitting the manual rewind button. I hope this helps!

Sincerely,
Allan
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Posted on Jun 06, 2008

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