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I suppose you really can't do much when camera is set to Auto Focus? All you do is aim and shoot? Everything is set up for you. Not so sure about limitations on manual focus. Don't you have different setting when shooting indoors? Good luck.
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.
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.
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
- 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
- You can also try to tap the padded USB cover firmly on a
flat surface like a table. This is sometimes a surprisingly effective
- 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.
- If the lens does not extend or it extend and retracts
turn of the camera. Hold the camera in your one hand and with the other
hand turn the one part of the lens in a circular motion. Rotate both
sections of the lens until you hear a "click". This will indicate that the lens popped back in place. Power the camera back on.
- 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.
Thanks for taking the time to read my tip and feel free to let me know if it was of any help.
I press the shutter button a red light flashes in the viewfinder
Your focus or lighting is too low for the picture. Add more light, and hold the button down half way to self adjust to see if it goes away. Change the battery to a lithium battery, which helps the digital cameras work their best.
Let me know if this helps.
1GB SD memory card problem
Your camera is an old model and can't handle big memory card. Use only 128 or 256MB card in this model.
It sounds as though the drive gear is slipping... If you give up on trying to repair your camera I may want to purchase it for parts (my sister-in-law broke my LCD display)[email protected]
SD card size
You'd better find some local dealer and try. Newer SD cards use the new SDHC profile which is not supported by the camera. 1G and smaller cards should have no problem but even this largely depends on toshiba's programming ability. 4G and above probably would not work.
Card lid open
Try seeing if the sensor switch is still working, try pressing it down by hand and see if this fixes the error. Let me know how this works out
LCD Screen has has no light to it anymore
The backlight to the LCD in your camera went out.
You're going to have to get it replaced. Find a local repair shop that handles these cameras and get an estimate. There's probably nothing wrong in the camera, it just needs a little lamp swapped.
Black LCD screen
It should change by pressing the DISP button when in shooting mode.
Poor exposure when using the flash
I read in another Toshiba forum where some users were putting a small piece of electriacal (black) tape over the flash sensor, and their indoor photos with flash turned out spectacular, since it allows the camera to apply more light . Actually fools the camera but it works. You might want to experiment with it..
My Toshiba Camileo HD-DV Camcorder won't focus
If your Toshiba Camileo HD-DV camcorder is not focusing properly, there are a few potential causes and solutions to try:
- Check that the lens is clean and free from any smudges or fingerprints. Even a small amount of dirt or debris on the lens can affect the focus. If the lens is dirty, try cleaning it with a lens cleaning solution and a microfiber cloth.
- Make sure the lens is not blocked by any foreign objects, such as the hood of a camera bag or the edge of a cap.
- Try adjusting the focus manually using the focus ring on the lens. If the focus ring is not responding or is difficult to turn, the lens may need to be serviced.
- Make sure your camcorder firmware is up to date. Check Toshiba website to see if there is any update available and instructions on how to update.
- Make sure the camera is not in macro mode. Some cameras have a separate macro mode that enables the camera to focus on objects that are very close. If you are not trying to take close-up shots, you may need to switch out of this mode.
- Make sure the scene is well lit. Low light can make it more difficult for the camera to focus, try adding more light to the scene or use the manual focus.
If none of the above steps work, it is possible that the camera's autofocus system may be malfunctioning and will need to be repaired. It's best to contact Toshiba customer service or a local camera repair shop for a diagnosis and estimate for repair if the issue persists
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