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Out of Focus

My camera has been taking great pictures but having got it out if the case yesterday, when turning it on, the screen is out of focus and no matter what I do to Optical or Digital Zooms, it will not focus. Could this be due to getting sand in the camera as I had it on thebeach on Saturday? Any help much appreciated Many thanks

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  • rrroger555 Dec 30, 2007

    i have trhe same trouble, the focus motor tries,l then re-tries then errors out on overload.The camera focus does not change, the lense never reaches the commanded position and errors out on either position f.b. or motor load or possibly even time.
    there is CAPITAL RED "F" on the display right next to the #of pics remaining.
    I don't remember that being there before.

    there was no abuse, the camera worked fine at the last use and was not subjected to any type of "extra dangerous" environments like sand or water.

    It seems to me thatr trhe motors are likley still good because i can hear them try , this would leave some kind of mechanical constraint at the gearset for the focus mech. i dint think it is a very high percent of success on a "inside the lens repair" no matter who performs it, too many tiny peices and precision tolerances, i dont know if this repair is offered at the factory level or not but it would probably require lens replacement and would probably be in excess of 50% the cost of a new one. the bedst bet is to shock it er uh you know.... smack it around heh, using calibrated impacts,so that it frees up the lens mech but DOSENT turn the camera into a paperweight touchy touchieeeeee..... just tap it about the lens with a pencil, that shouldnt break it. just keep tapping from time to time, this will always give you something to look forward to:) da ha ha aqh

    im no professional but thats how it seems to me.

  • frank888 Feb 20, 2008

    my ex-s600 works great after i put it in my pocket and I accidentaly turn it on and now it out of focus, I tryed to turn it on and off, I got it back on focus but now it's out of focus again, I try to do what I did before but it doesnt work anymore it's out of focus, is there any thing I can do?... thank you in advance...

  • hikers101 Jul 10, 2008

    Hi I am having the same problem with the focus on my Kodak Easyshare Z885. It was working fine. I recharged the batteries- put them in and BLUR. I put new batteries in...BLUR. Re-formatted the card-checked my settings. Tried the tapping with the pencil to try to free anything up-BLUR. Help anyone...

  • lwolf57 Sep 12, 2008

    out of focus no matter what I do



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For some reasons, the same happened to my camera its casio-EX-Z600.. it went out of focus for no reason. Reading the above comment, I decided to try and tapped the lense with a pencil..whoala, it worked!! I am no expert but tapping the lense softly seems to solve the problem.

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Hi speedster, Obviously it is happened due to sand getting in the camera and i also hope that water not getting in the camera. i suppose lens drive that is very delicate get jamming due to sand or it may be short circuit due to water. i think that's why your picture is out. so go to casio shop. good luck....

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First, turn on the camera in any picture taking mode (or video mode), then look at the screen or viewfinder. There should be four white corners in the center of the camera display. This is your targeting area.
1. Aim the camera at your subject so this center area is directly on it.

2. Press the shutter button lightly, not all the way down. Wait for a second or two WITHOUT RELEASING YOUR FINGER. If the white corners turn green, keep the finger on the button and press it all the way.

(Once the screen flashes black, a picture is taken and you can release the finger).
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