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The lens cover wont open

When i turn it on the lens will come out but the cover that is over the glass part of the lens wont open

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  • Anonymous Jun 02, 2008

    the lense cover does not retract at all. This has never occurred before. We've tried gently brushing out the covers with a soft paint brush.

  • dkjeldsen Jul 15, 2008

    Have the same problem and the lens covers will open easily when using a manual device to open them but will not retract on their own when you turn the camera on.

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If debris like sand or dirt get into the mechanism which closes that cover it will jam shut. Try gently placing something pointy in the gap between the two blades of the cover. Do not force them apart, if this is going to work they should free with very little pressure. Be very careful not to touch the lens especially if you are using something metal to separate the cover. David Millier Advance Camera Repair

Posted on Feb 24, 2007

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