My daughter spilled some pop (yes pop, not soda) on her camera and now she occasionally gets an error when turning the camera on. The screen goes black and in white letters it says lens error. It seems pretty likely that she still has some residue inside the camera since she has cleaned it from the outside as much as possible.
We need to go inside and would prefer not to send it back to Casio for repair. We're nervous about opening the case on our own. Does anyone know if there are any components that are loose inside that will move about when we open it ??
Otherwise, any advice for fixing this problem on our own without making things worse?
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Re: Pop spilled on camera
I think you can consider this is a water damaged item since water has been immersed into the mainboard which cause sensor failure. Camera internal components were very fragile and I suggest you not open it if you really don't know what is inside unless you have opened it once. I have fixed cameras for my friend before but mostly with part failure not water damaged and I believe your is just partial damaged only. Below is some help links to direct you how to fix your own camera:
and other easy way is go to google search URL window or Yahoo and type Casio Digital Camera Service Guides, then they will provide you a lot of links where you can get information to fix your camera. I hope this help.
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since you or someone spilled soda pop on your shifter you could lift the boot cover and unscrew the boot.to gain access to this area. however this could be a real pain in the !!! what i would try first is to get a solution of hot soapy water and pour it slowwly or repeatedly down the shifter hole to wash out the soda pop. this all goes right out onto the ground.
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The "error 99" is a general error on Canon cameras meaning "something's gone wrong and I don't know what to do about it". If you get them all the time, the camera is effectively dead and must go back to Canon for a service repair (circa £175 if I remember correctly).
If the error 99 only happens when you try to pop up the flash, but otherwise the camera can take good pictures, then yes, an external flash unit could well solve your problem. With an external flash on the hot-shoe, the internal flash is completely bypassed and the camera will never try to pop it up.
I recommend taking your camera to a shop such as Jessops and ask to try out a flash gun to be sure.
Make sure that the battery is fully charged. If the problem still occurs, take the caemra with your proof of purchase to any authorised Olympus repair shop and they will repair it for you. Provided you haven't taken it to the beach and got it sandy or wet or spilled soda pop on it.