I'm having a problem with my 3320 digital camera not adjusting the focus. Whenever I turn the camera ON, the camera comes ON but the lens does not come out causing blurred pictures. When using the T & W buttons, I can hear noise from within the camera but nothing is moving.
When taking a picture, it takes a little longer for the camera to actually take the picture and I hear a beep beep noise. I tried removing the batteries and reinserting them and cycling the power on the camera but nothing worked.
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Re: Lens not moving
The lens mechanism is shot.
Depending on the age and possible cause of the condition- has it been dropped?
I would think replacing the camera is a better option than trying to get it repaired -which I think is not a likely option
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Move the automatic/manual focus switch (on the lower right of the lens mount as you look into the lens) to manual. Focus manually by turning the focus adjustment on the lens itself - align the split image as you would with your old camera and take the picture.
(Use a handheld light meter and set the f/stop and shutter speed appropriately - the K200D doesn't have a visible meter. I would recommend bracketing your exposures -up a stop and down a stop from the 'appropriate' stop.)
You know sometimes the lens will not focus if you have a physical damage etc., first of all i would like to clarify some points.
1. Did you place your camera near to a strong magnetic area? 2. Did you drop the camera? 3. Did you use Zoom in Zoom-out continuously at the same time?
for the first point i am sure it was exposed to strong Magnetic field, as and when it is exposed the coil of the zoom lens which move the lens in and out will get out of place and makes it impossible to maintain focus. If so then better is to open the camera and re-adjust the lens. But if you are confident to put it back then open it or try to slowly wiggle the camera and check if it gets better.
I think you're camera has had it. You could try the Toshiba web site follow links for support and downloads to see if there's a firmware upgrade which may solve the issue.
I've checked the specifications and I wouldn't spend anything on repairing it. I'm afraid its just not worth the outlay. You could probably get a good camera with a higher specification second hand for less than an hours repair bill.
Dirt in the focus motor drive gears right behind the lens at the front.
It's a **** design (my opinion). The lens at the front moves in and out depending on your zoom level. It can come right out of the lens barrell at the front. So, if it can come out, dirt can get in. and it's a pig to clean out and reset. Bin it or sell for parts.
Take it off manual focus? There may be an "all reset" option in one of the menus that makes the camera factory default whenever its turned on, usually this is full auto mode. If the camera will only focus when the zoom is used, there may be a secondary lens inside the lens barrel that is not moving as it should. Time to service it if that is the case.