I have a Pentax Optio 555 (3 yrs old) that hasn't worked and the lens became stuck in the extended position for a couple of weeks. It happened when the battery was almost depleted. I turned it on, the lens sticked-out, and suddenly the camera went dead. Then, I charged the battery and put it back in. However, the lens never re-treated and the camera never worked anymore.
Does anyone know how to repair this problem? Any place that can fix this camera cheaply? Please help. Thanks.
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Go to this website: camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera
I couldn't fix my Pentax Optio S10, but this is the best web site I found to address the problem we both have with lens extending, buzzing, then shutting off. I took my camera apart, and found that my lens was cracked around the edges.
Not really, it sounds like the lens has been bumped while it was extended. Unfortunately, the "buzz" you hear is the gears stripping one another. The only fix is to have the lens assembly replaced, which usually costs upwards of $200. I see this problem at least 3 times a week in my shop.