Question about Casio Exilim EX-S600 Digital Camera
I dropped my camera yesterday. The lense was zoomed out and is nonw stuck in that position and the screen won't turn on. When I push the power button the green light flashes, the camera clicks and beeps 2 and then 3 times but then shuts off. The charger still works but the camera does not display images while in the dock. I can't pluf it into my computer because I don't have enough memory right now. ANy ideas?
This is a lens assembly mechanism problem. It is a delicate part of any camera. The lens assembly is composed of several servomotors, coils, some sensors and the actual lens. It does the following jobs: it extends the lens back and forth achieves focus by moving the lens zooms the lens by rotating them in the same time as the whole objective is moved back and forth Each of these operations is controlled by some servomotors who actually move these parts and are also connected to some sensors that pass the readings back to a main processing unit. When you open the camera this processing unit will check to see if the lens assembly is able to do all of these 3 things. Failure to comply with even one of them will result in the error you see. "Lens error" is a generic message, doesn't mean that the lens itself are damaged, could be the connector to their servomotors, sensor failure, some coils that are out of position and things like that. They are all related to the lens assembly. Because this is a VERY fragile part of any camera I don't suggest you to try a DiY repair because you can damage the lens even further. Even service centers have problems repairing this, most time it is done under a microscope and some times it simply can't be fixed. This problems occur most of the time in corelation with the camera being dropped or received some shocks but it can happen out from nowhere, just like that. I would recomand you to go to a service center. Try not the big ones that represent large corporations (because they are expensive), instead look for a smaller one. Tell them you have a lens assembly problem, ask them to make you a diagnostic and then ask for a cost estimate BEFORE they actually repair the camera. If the lens assembly is damaged beyound repair it will need to be changed as a whole, including all connectors, CCD sensor and so on. This could cost from $70 - $200 excluding labor parts that can be about $100. Therefore you should ask them a cost estimate. If your camera is still in waranty you just need to call one authorised service center to have it fixed for free. Good luck and please post back if you encounter any other problems.
Posted on Apr 03, 2007
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