I dropped my camera a short height and it land on firm grass.
It will not turn on when I slide the cover open. I can get quick view and use the USB port.
Nothing appears loose or broken.
We have no local Digital Camera repair service in our region.
Ryross is right.
Sometimes the link does break but sometimes the power board fails. Although this is a fairly rugged camera.
The easiest solution for ryross is to replace the complete cover.
I would suggest mmmmm carefully remove the "barrier" (that is what the industry calls teh sliding door) and see if the link is broken. If it isn't the problem is internal and shold be seen by a technician.
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Re: Camera will not turn on
The problem isn't in the sliding door. All it does is allow power to switch on. If you're getting some functions the obviously the door's switch is operating correctly.
Your problem is in the lens area. If you're lucky a ribbon cable has become loose or dislodged. If luck isn't with you the lens assembly is kaput.
Very minor knocks in the right place can dislodge guide pins or knock those guide pins out of the grooves they run in to extend the lens or operate the focus. The camera will check the operation of the lens prior to allowing pictures to be taken so if any part of the lens is out of whack then the camera gets a bad routine message and switches off. If you are in the review mode sometimes certain cameras will allow you to see what you've already taken but switching to any shoot mode will disable the camera.
The only advice I can give is either get the camera repaired or trust your luck and wait for the same model camera to come up on Ebay with a different problem e.g. broken LCD and do a transplant. Or sell the broken camera on Ebay and buy yourself a new one.
I have a D-395 with the same problem. I pried off the slider lid and found that there is a small black plastic wheel with a pin that rides in a track on the back side of the lid. When the lid is opened, the pin reaches the end of the track which turns the wheel. This turns the camera on. The problem is that the pin is broke off. If you decide to do the same just be careful because there is also a small spring and ball that will fall out. the spring goes in the hole and the ball rests on top of it. this is what holds the lid to the open and close positions. I have yet to find a replacement part, or what this part is called. I have seen relacement front covers on e-bay which should contain the replacement part. Still looking for a cheaper alternative. Sorry its not very technical, I'm just an ordinary guy who took apart his camera!
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Most camera battery caps have a sliding mechanism that you operate by placing your thumb firmly on the cap and sliding away from the camera body. It would really help if you mentioned the camera model.
It is either bent or has grit and dirt in between the slides. Try using canned compressed air, such as you use to clean a computer keyboard with, to blow air between the slides. If that does not work, even though you will have to be very careful, while the lens cover is closed put a single drop of WD40 on the cover and spread it with a Qtip over the entire cover surface. Holding the camera, front facing down, try turning it on and off several times. If that frees the lens cover, turn the camera off and wipe the surface of the closed lens cover with a soft tissue to clean the WD40 from the surface. Make sure then that your lens is clean before using the camera. If the lens cover is bent, then none of this will work.
If you've recently dropped the camera you may have damaged the lens
tube (housing) or jarred the zoom mechanism off of its track. Either
one of those problems will require professional repair. If it hasn't
suffered from a drop, your problem may be due to weak/worn out
batteries or corrosion on the
battery contacts inside the camera
which can prevent the full power of the batteries from flowing into the
camera. Try this free fix before you do anything else: remove the
batteries and wipe the camera contacts firmly with
a dry cloth (heavy corrosion may require cleaning with a wire brush,
steel wool, or sandpaper). Remove any residue that may have fallen
into the battery compartment during cleaning, then wipe both ends of
the batteries and place them back in the camera. This cleaning clears
the problem about 90% of the time. If it doesn't work for you, your
batteries may be to weak/worn to properly power the camera, or the
camera may require professional repair.
That's a hard one to analyze through email. A camera tech would have to use test equipment on it to see if the power section got shorted when the door opened when it hit the floor. It may not be a cheap or easy fix, but only a tech can tell. I have heard of cameras getting damaged, just from putting batteries in backwards, so a short circuit might have damaged a chip inside. Of course a warranty does not cover dropped cameras, but you might want to have them look at it and tell you what it will cost.
hi.. 1. Turn your device off and remove the battery cover and battery 2. Remove the end-cover by pushing the cover away 3. Pull the bumper tabs up to separate the bumper from the device and remove bumpers 4. Snap new bumpers firmly into place 5. Re-attach the end-cover, re-insert the battery and re-attach battery cover..
There is an almost certainty that your mirror and shutter is going to experience problems in the future. Any fall of that nature is SURE to jar the shutter and the mirror very badly. The shutter is probably damaged already. Go out in the bright sun and shoot on shutter priority at the highest shutter speed (I think the 90 is 4000 /s?) and see if the shutter makes a stuttering noise...Also go into your menu and set the mirror to "Lock up" (for cleaning purposes), if both of these things work ok, you should be ok for a while. But do not depend on the camera for anything really important such as weddings unless you have a backup camera...
Completely open lens cover by sliding the lens cover all the way to the right until you hear two clicks. The first click will put the camera into playback mode. The second click will put the camera into shooting mode.