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Lens cover sticks closed.

No drop or damage occured - one day it worked fine the next I tried to turn it on and the lens cover stuck closed. A warning flashes "lens cover". I tried it several times and a couple times it came on normally but I can not get it to work now. any suggestions anyone? It is well out of warrenty.

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  • Peter Koro Mar 24, 2008

    My FinePix A303 says "lens cover!" and the telephoto lens will not extend. I took it apart and blew compressed air around the lens and shook it but still no effect.

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If you're careful this problem is a relatively easy fix for many digital cameras. The design of the lens cover mechanism is usually simple and very similar throughout camera brands. Here's an example fix for a Canon A400 with similar problems:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/repair-of-stuck-lens-covers.html

Posted on Nov 10, 2007

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    CameraR Nov 25, 2007

    Forgot to mention, first try blowing lots of compressed air around the open lens shutter to clean the mechanism. Or use a hair dryer for a few seconds (don't want to heat up the camera). Also with the lens barrel extended and pointed downward, tap the lens barrel with a pencil while you extend and retract the lens by powering the camera on and off. A grain of sand in the mechanism is usually the culprit, and you want to try to dislodge it.

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