The camera was neither dropped or misused, I attempted to turn on the camera as the sliding on slider was OK. Turning on the camera resulted in no live screen, could not take photos and had no idea if camera was operable or not. Has anyone had this problem? If so I would really like to know how it was corrected.
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Re: Camera wil not yurn on
This is the service by replacement age
No one is going to professionally repair it
So if you have the confidence and jewellery screwdrivers to hand why not have a go your self. It is likely a battery conector has broken or an internal connector has come adrift,
The ultimate is to buy the replacement.
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Hi, Turn off the camera and remove the memory card.Most cards have a lock slider at the side.You have to slide that button downwards/upwards to unlock it.Slide the memory card back into the camera. Turn on the camera.
Hi, The problem is actually quite common throughout all camera brands. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended. 1.Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh set of batteries back in (preferably rechargeable NiMH 2500mah or better) and turn the camera on. If that didn't work, try pressing and holding the Function or OK button while turning the camera on. 2.Remove the batteries, then remove the memory card. Then install new batteries, and turn on the camera. If you get an Error E30, it means you don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the memory card and turn it on one last time. Thank you !!
Well theres yoiur answer. If you have banged it or dropped it you have possibly cracked the motherboard inside. Sometimes these work intermittently with rthis type of misuse. other timjes it just stops. Cheaper to buy a new one than muck around getting it fixed
When you reset the camera you should be able to hear the gears of the camera lens turning. The problem is that the lens is out of alignment so the lens can't slide back in. As the gears are turning, straighten out the lens (you might have to try forcing it in different directions if it's not obvious which way the lens is bent) and it should slide back in. You obviously want to be gentle enough to not break it, but sometimes you have to use a little bit of force based on the severity of the drop. You also might need to try a few times since the gears will only run for so long before stopping. I have fixed a few cameras this way but if the lens is bent too far out of alignment you'll have to get it profesionally fixed.
The slider is held in its groove by a plastic liner and part of mine wore away with the upshot that when I slid it open, the tiny pin on the slider dropped back a little way. We are only talking a tiny amount here but it was enough to activate the switch to reclose the lens so the thing was sliding in and out of its own accord as I rocked the slider.
I simply superglued in a tiny piece of plastic in where the worn away bit was and it cured it!
We have two of these cameras. If it has been dropped, it can affect the way the camera "reads" the case sliding. Please turn the camera over and check on the bottom, and see where the cover is sliding to. If it is off track, it will not read it properly.
Also, rechargable batteries don't really work in this model worth a hoot. It is a power user. We've found only ONE kind of batteries that really make this camera work smoothly - the energizer "e" batteries in the silver and BLUE packaging. I take a LOT of pictures, and have had these last up to a month. (I am always curious about battery life and date them with a sharpie when I put them in.) Even after they no longer power the camera, they have plenty of oomph left for powering other regular items. (Our hair trimmers have been running for two months on AA taken out of the camera.)
Also, please close the slider a couple times and reopen it, making sure it is going all the way over. It doesn't always lock into place, and the camera mis-reads it as still being closed. It is a pain in the rump, and something I hope subsequent models get a modification on!
Also, simple, but double-check your batteries, and be sure they are not inserted backwards. Oftentimes, this is the reason ours won't turn on - in haste, we've put one or both in the wrong direction! Ha!
I have the same issue, I've pulled my camera apart, it's a faulty contact in the slider on/off switch assembly. I'm planning to remove the slider ass'y and check the contacts. Ricoh state it's a common problem, new switch ass'y is about $40 AU