Greetings! When I turn on my camera, the lens gets in position to focus then zooms in and out, once or twice, then on the LCD screen it says to turn off, then turn on. I've taken the batteries out for awhile then put them back in there and still same problem. Please Help!
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I had the same problem with my SAL-16105. It turned out that inside the lens the FOCUS DIFFERENTIAL RING
(Artnr.: 321020202) was broken. The camera tries to move the focus from one end to the other when it is turned on (probably to check the functionality), but as the ring is broken, focus will never reach its end-point. Thus the camera continues to try to turn the mechanics futher until either the gear on the lens ring or one of the gears inside the lens will jump, making the clicking sounds.
Another reason might be that one of the brushes ("focus brush") inside the lens that are used to signal the position of the focus to the camera electronics is damaged. (This might even lead to the mechanical destruction of the focus differential ring I think). I was able to repair my ring, but as I had to glue it, after a few months it failed again. I'm waiting for a replacement ring now.
Your auto-focus is not working. Inside the camera is a motor that adjusts the lens to focus on an object automatically. It is currently stuck to "close" or near focus. However, it doesn't go far focus. Check the focus functions of you camera - try to use manual focus.
the lens unit was not extend properly and cause of turning off once you turing on and zoom out.If you can open the camera and get the lens unit. Try to open the lens unit and clean it and try to rotate to the maximun position but dont put too much force. if you cannot do that bring it to service center
Hi Rachael_amor, If the lens will not zoom on the camera will it off the camera? If not then it has some grit, dirt, and the like in the lens. You could attempt to vacuum around the zoom however, I suspect it will need to go in to Nikon. That lens is not well weather sealed, it is a inexpensive consumer lens.
hi try to reset ur camera...To do such reset, turn on the camera and hold
the menu button down for longer than 5 seconds. A message should
hopefully come up on your LCD asking if you want to reset the camera.
Turn Camera off remove batteries for a few moments. Re insert batteries. Turn on will reset itself. Ensure you use correct focus settings as per instructions. If you dont use correct settings this problem will reoccur.
Do you hear any unusual friction noise while the lens assembly projects out.. if so then the traction assembly of your zoom barrel has developed mechanical obstruction, in which case it has to be serviced. Take it to the service centre and the problem will be solved. If the zoom assembly does not fully extent to its homing position, the camera retracts and lens and powers itself off. Enjoy