20 Most Recent Concord Camera 3346z Digital Camera Questions & Answers


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4/4/2015 10:35:16 AM • Concord Camera... • Answered on Apr 04, 2015

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Podria ser alguna obstruccion en la apertura del lente.
8/20/2012 5:47:27 PM • Concord Camera... • Answered on Aug 20, 2012

My camera starts to come on the hour glass pops up

Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera

This has to be 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. Believe it or not, one BIG contributor to lens errors is using a camera case. Sand, gunk, case fibers, etc... accumulate at the bottom of the case. These materials love to cling to the camera by electrostatic build-up from the camera rubbing against the side of the case (especially those cases with soft fibrous intreriors). Once these materials work their way into the lens mechanism, that's all she wrote. I have many cameras, and NEVER use a case for this very reason.

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.

Fortunately, about half the cameras that suffer this failure can easily be fixed by one of the following methods. None of these methods involve opening the camera, although some have potential to cause other damage to the camera if excessively done. If the camera is still under warranty, before trying any of these, please please first contact your camera's maker to see if they'll cover the repair, or to determine how much they'll charge for the repair. Who knows, you might get lucky. But if they quote you a number that's higher than the value of your camera, you may want to consider the following methods.

The methods are listed in the order of risk of damaging your camera. Thus make sure you try them in the listed order. And remember, these fixes (especially #6 and 7) should only be considered for a camera that's out of warranty, who's cost of repair would be excessive, and would otherwise be considered for disposal if unrepaired:

Fix #1: Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh set of batteries back in (preferably rechargeable NiMH 2500mah or better) and turn the camera on. If that didn't work, try pressing and holding the Function or OK button while turning the camera on.

Fix #2: Remove the batteries, then remove the memory card. Then install new batteries, and turn on the camera. If you get an Error E30, it means you don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the memory card and turn it on one last time.

Fix #3: Insert the cameras Audio/Video (AV) cable, and turn the camera on. Inserting this cable ensures that the camera's LCD screen remains off during the start process. Thus extra battery power is available to the camera's lens motor during startup. This extra power can be useful in overcoming grit or sand particals that may be jamming the lens. If the AV cable doesn't fix the lens error by itself, consider keeping this cable installed while trying fixes 4, 5, and 7 as a means to provide extra help to these fixes. But note that I DON'T recommend keeping the cable installed during Fix 6 as you may damage the AV port while tapping the camera. Reinsert the cable only AFTER tapping the camera.

Fix #4: Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the ceiling. Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time press the power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to autofocus while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins in their slots.

Fix #5: Blow compressed air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations include blowing with a hair dryer in "no heat" setting, or sucking the gaps with a vacuum (careful with this one).

Now we're entering into the realm of potentially damaging your camera in conducting the fix. There is definitely some risk here, so take care when conducting the following two fixes.

Fix #6: Repeatedly tap the padded/rubber usb cover on a hard surface with the intent of dislodging any particles that may be jamming the lens. Other variations include hitting a side of the camera against the palm of your hand. A lot of people have reported success with this method. HOWEVER, there is also some potential for damaging or dislodging internal components with this method, such as unseating ribbon cables, or cracking LCD screens.

Fix #7: Try forcing the lens. More people have reported success with this method than with any of the other methods. HOWEVER, there's obviously some potential for damaging your camera by using this method. Variations include gently pulling, rotating, and/or twisting the lens barrel while hitting the power button. Attempt to gently straighten or align the barrel if it's crooked or twisted. Another variation includes looking for uneven gaps around the lens barrel, and then pushing on the side of the lens barrel that has the largest gap (note pushing the lens barrel all the way in is NOT recommended as it may become stuck there). While doing any of the above, listen for a click that indicates that the lens barrel guide pins may have reseated in their guide slots. If you hear this click, immediately stop and try the camera.

12/10/2010 10:29:55 PM • Concord Camera... • Answered on Dec 10, 2010

How many types of battery

this camera eats batteries so get yourself some good recharables
7/28/2010 10:30:53 AM • Concord Camera... • Answered on Jul 28, 2010

All i need is a manual instruction book please


You can download the required manual from:


On the page which opens, click on the "GET MANUAL" button and follow the instructions on the next page to download the manual.

You'll require Adobe PDF Reader installed on your PC to view this manual. If it is not already installed on your PC, download it free from:


Hope this solves your problem. Thanks for using FixYa

1/30/2010 1:33:03 PM • Concord Camera... • Answered on Jan 30, 2010

Instruction manual concord 3346z

You can follow any of these guide to download the manual.http://safemanuals.com/314159.php?k=6a896e7a183630870d0d59fc0189c530&ID=312276&q=CONCORD%203346Z or http://safemanuals.com/user-guide-instructions-owners-manual/concord/3346Z-_E
1/1/2010 5:24:19 PM • Concord Camera... • Answered on Jan 01, 2010

Frozen in the boot zone

I just had the same problem and "fixed" it. I read the other solutions and while the camera was on I gently inserted a tiny probe in the hole on the front of the camera, then [camera is still on] I reset the camera with the same probe on the reset hole in the back of the camera.

This fixed the problem immediately. I know the questions were years ago but there is no Concord site now and I thought I would help.

My theory on how the camera got that way is that I might of had my finger over the lens while powering up and prevented it from coming out - maybe there is a "trip" switch to keep the little motor from burning up in that situation and you reset the switch thru the front hole? Anyway that worked for me and kept my [for years] great little camera, with lousy instructions on use, working.

Thanks to whoever runs this website saved me money $$$$$$!!!!!!
9/16/2009 11:12:26 PM • Concord Camera... • Answered on Sep 16, 2009

3346z won't power up

Try reseting the configurations. It has a small hole in the front of the cammera you can put a pencil on it when you start it up. I had some trouble to start it once, but it shows something on the LCD and the green light blinks. If thats your problem the pencil in the hole will fix it.
5/25/2009 5:43:02 AM • Concord Camera... • Answered on May 25, 2009

I would like to know do I buy a 2 or 4 gb memory card for my camera

depends if you use it to take alot of photo`s or not the 2GB is smaller and the 4GB is bigger
4/19/2009 10:45:16 PM • Concord Camera... • Answered on Apr 19, 2009

Concord camera 3346z lens is stuck

try turning it around a bit and restarting it.
4/19/2009 10:43:22 PM • Concord Camera... • Answered on Apr 19, 2009


I need these drivers too!
9/14/2008 7:43:54 PM • Concord Camera... • Answered on Sep 14, 2008


I don't think it has a microphone and isn't capable of recording sound.

(I got my Concord 3346z several years ago, so they could have changed it)
5/27/2008 1:44:22 PM • Concord Camera... • Answered on May 27, 2008

Camera will not respond

hi your memory card had retired buy a new 1 good luck
8/4/2007 4:33:16 PM • Concord Camera... • Answered on Aug 04, 2007

Operating Manuel for Concord Saratoga model 0311525

Apparently a watch and not a camera. Possible source of assistance at online link below: https://www.concord.ch/us/en/ca-after-sale-service.html
7/8/2020 7:30:21 PM • Concord Cameras • Answered on Jul 08, 2020

Concord furnace

Is this something to do with the Famous Flames ? It certainly has no relevance to cameras.
12/23/2019 12:54:22 PM • Concord Cameras • Answered on Dec 23, 2019

I have a concord camera and the memory card is missing and I am attempting to ascertain if it is possible to purchase a replacement

You didn't specify the model of your Concord camera, but most of them take SD cards. SD cards are getting a little hard to find, but you should still be able to find them at most department, electronics, and office-supply stores. Check the manual to see whether your camera also can take SDHC cards. SD cards are limited to 2GB or smaller, while SDHC cards go from 4GB to 32GB.
3/3/2014 4:54:39 AM • Concord Cameras • Answered on Mar 03, 2014
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