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Not focusing I'm not sure what happened, nothing seems to be obstructing and to my extent of knowledge nothing has happened to my camera. However when I turn it on the lens comes out once, goes back in, and comes out again. Then the screen is blank, shows no picture until i push the play button, or until I change what picture setting it is on. Once the screen shows picture it will not focus anything. Any help here?

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  • KamraSmashr Nov 01, 2007

    Same problem as the other post. Turn it on and the lens wants to go out, come back, go out, come back. I've had it about 90 days, I guess nothing lasts forever :) Bottom line: can't use it. It tries to focus but never quite makes it. The sound it makes while attempting to focus does sound a bit grindy. I smashed my low mileage Panasonic because of a similar focus problem. Olympus at least uses metal internal parts (or so I'm told). The camera hasn't been dropped or anything, just a lemon I guess. Time to go back to a Sony?

  • Anonymous Nov 09, 2007

    My camera does the same exact thing! I have had it for a little over two months now and one day it just stopped working. The lens goes out comes back in, goes back out until it shuts itself off. The only way can get it to not shut off is when I press the play button real quick. I have never dropped the camera or anything it stays in my house. I really did not want to purchase a new camera but from the looks of it I guess I am going to have to.



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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

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