I dropped my Optio 555 with the lens in the open position. When I tried to turn it off, the lens was stuck in the extended position. After several tries, it finally retracted, but the lens cover was stuck open. The camera then was locked in the starting position and the lens would not extend after multiple trys. When the on button is pushed, it will beep, the interior lens opens and in less than one second, after failing to extend the telescopic lens, shuts down.
I repair VCR's, DVD players, etc., and have also worked on some digital cameras, so I am not a novice, but on the other hand, am not familiar with the internal workings of this model. When the external ring surrounding the lens is popped off, there are 3 tiny springs that control rotation of the ring. They are responsible for closing the shutter when the camera is shut down. One of the tiny posts that hold the end of one of the springs was broken off. I successfully (and very carefully, I might add) managed to "cold-weld" the end of the spring to the area of the broken off post. I thought my problem was over, but now I notice that the large spring inside the lens is loose and flopping around. It is the spring that compresses when the lens retracts after being shut off. It is fine when the camera is shut off, but when turned on and the lens extends again, the spring inside is loose and flops in front of the focal area.
My question is, does anyone know the sequence for removing the lens from the camera so I can get to the spring??
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If it is under warranty i advice you give it for service as this is a pretty complicated procedure to get it fixed. This error is caused due to the failure of lens alignment system.Try following the procedure below.. it may be the lens contacts or grit in the gears open it up on
the side of the lens you will see a row of thin gold coloured contacts
that report the lens position back to the cpu sometimes these get dirty
or bent.on the side of the lens is a motor, look where the gear
meets the lens and use a pin to flip out any grit that is stuck in the
teeth. Its very unlikely the lens is "out of alignment" this just
cant happen unless its been dropped or bashed, in which case it may be
broken and needs to be sent in for proffessional service.
yes me too! one side of my lens hit the ground and is stuck. it wont come out and my camera also automatically turns itself off once i try to start it. i think you shoudl go get your lens fixed...mines stuck and wont go in or come out
I had the same problem the lens wouldn't retract and it would only stay on long enough for the logo to show...I found out my lens changed slightly cooked to oneside I gently moved the lens to center and now it works great...look at the lens and see if this helps
No I don't believe it is your shutter, more than likely it is a LCD Screen problem. I would suggest you take your camera back to the shop where you purchased the camera and have it serviced under warranty.
I had a customer with an Optio 550 come in and it looked like every shot was taken through 'venetian blinds' and the problem was with the LCD Screen and the camera was sent back to Pentax and repaired under warranty.