My zoom will not come out, just clicks trying to come out.
Stuck zoom is the most common failure mode for a digital camera. Some
common error messages that might show up on the LCD's of cameras with
this problem include "E18 lens error", or "lens error, restart camera".
Some cameras might show nothing at all, but merely make a beeping noise
as the lens goes out, then in, then the camera shuts off. Sometimes the
lens won't even move.
The problem is actually quite common throughout all camera
brands. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension
mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the
camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its
extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended.
A camera owner that suffers this problem may have no recourse for
having the camera repaired. Many camera makers will not honor repairing
this problem under warranty as they claim it is due to impact damage to
the camera, or sand or debris getting into the lens gearing mechanism
(neither of which is covered under warranty). The quoted repair cost is
usually close to or more than what the camera is actually worth.
This part can be easily replaced in most cameras.
The following video shows how to open a Nikon Coolpix P80:
Apr 29, 2012 |
Nikon Coolpix P80 10.1MP Digital Camera...