Question about Casio Exilim EX-S600 Digital Camera

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Lens open/close problem

When switched on lens opens very noisily (grating, clicking noise) then closes again immediately, thus obviating normal use. Any ideas?

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  • mcwall Feb 04, 2008

    I have a Casio Exilim EX-Z600 and it has this same problem all of a sudden. I was taking pictures, turned it off for just a couple of minutes and then this. I have had it for over a year without problems.

    The solution here did not fix my problem... now what?

  • dtmans Feb 16, 2008

    Yeah this pisses me off. Im an exchange student in france and just after i arrived i had this problem. I can't do anything since im not in the US...just have to wait and get a new camera i guess. Pity, because this was a really good camera. A really good $300 camera.....

  • denbobp Mar 01, 2008

    get lens error when powering on, pictures do show up

  • Shut Up Mar 10, 2008

    I am having a problem with turning on my camera. The red light will come on and the shutter with come out just a little and then back in as if its a turtle thats threaten. What can I do?

  • Anonymous May 27, 2008

    same problem with a z55...lens opens noisily and then closes yielding a Lens Error message before shutting down.

    Can still view photos on the card.

    How can this be fixed. One place said it needs a new lens for about $100.

  • jankrod Aug 19, 2008


    You are a genius. It totally worked. I kept clicking the shoot button over and over again while it was turning on and it finally stayed on.

    Thanks So Much

  • virgtine Sep 07, 2008

    lens opens noisily and then closes yielding a Lens Error message before shutting down. but you canlook at the pictures please help me!



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Same problem as well. With 2 of the same cameras. An incredibly poorly placed on switch (3 of them) causes the camera to easily be turned on when it shouldn't. This causes the lens to extend, which isn't fantastic if its in your pocket. It's a shame that a simple design problem causes this camera to suck since its images are actually quite good.

Posted on Feb 23, 2008



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I have two of these cameras for at work. Both have this problem. If you hold the power key and repeatedly press the top key (one that shoots the picture) or hold the power key and then press and hold the shot key the camera is forced to take a picture. The camera seems to be ok then. There is no damage to the lens, as the pictures and quality are the same. It is definitly a design flaw, and/or software issue. Good Luck, and keep trying untill it fixes itself.

Posted on Sep 16, 2007



I had this problem while it was still under warrenty, and casio fixed it for me no questions asked. turn around time was very quick. but now i have done it again, and am not in warrenty, so i guess i will be buying another camera.

Posted on Sep 13, 2007


Mine is doing the same thing. I have tried everything I can think of but it still will not work. I thik it is a design flaw as you stated. I sent the problem to Casio Tech support today and I am waiting for a reply....

Posted on Jul 01, 2007


Typical Casio problem... web says design flaw. Casio refuses warranty. Do NOT BUY this camera is my suggestion!

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Serious problem im afraid.did it get a knock??The problem is the lens block assy is damaged and needs replacement,would be cheaper to replace it as very little can be done to repair old assy and usually needs new lens assy which can be very expensive.

Posted on May 14, 2007

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