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Old Feb 14, 2005, 3:38 PM   #1
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Hey... Last night I turned off my camera, however it just went off and the lens didn't close in to the camera.

Now when I push the 'on' button the little light goes on and it beeps like usual, and the LCD screen turns on but stays black for about a second or 2 then it just goes off again. No matter how many times I try to turn it on this situation repeats itself.

IS there anything I can do to make this camera work again? It is a few years old and out of warranty, however it has only been very lightly used since new...

Any ideas? Has this happened to anyone? Let me know...

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Old Apr 8, 2005, 11:04 PM   #2
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Well Mike welcome to the Optios problems...family

Optio S and S4 has the same problem, that the firmware are easily corrupt

What you can do right now is going to the local repair for pentax, and have your firmware to be re-install & booting.. and it will cost you more than 100$ if the warranty expired




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Old Apr 11, 2005, 2:19 AM   #3
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Hey... Last night I turned off my camera, however it just went off and the lens didn't close in to the camera.

Now when I push the 'on' button the little light goes on and it beeps like usual, and the LCD screen turns on but stays black for about a second or 2 then it just goes off again. No matter how many times I try to turn it on this situation repeats itself.

IS there anything I can do to make this camera work again? It is a few years old and out of warranty, however it has only been very lightly used since new...

Any ideas? Has this happened to anyone? Let me know...

-mike
Hi Mike,

Other cameras have similar problems with jammed lenses. Here a repair guide for IXUS http://www.ixus-world.de/index.htm?t...e/e18_01en.htm
for people familiar with fine mechanics.

I found itin Manu's posting in the pentaxuser.co.uk forum

Manu wrote:

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I had the same lens stuck problem 6 months ago an optio S. I went to pentax customer service and they told me that the lens are died and it cost the half price of the camera to repair it. So, I put the camera.

A few day ago, before buying a new cam, I searched on web to see if there is the same kind of problems with Pentax competitors compact products... the response is yes.
But I have found an interisting site that describes how to disassemble and clean the lens of canon ixus:
http://www.ixus-world.de/index.htm?tips/repair_guide/e18_01en.htm

So, I have tried to disassemble my optio S and now, it works!!
I cannot show pictures like on this site. But, I can provide some helpful advices during the disassembling:
- be patient, It takes me 3-4 hours to disassemby and 1 hour ro reassembly
- the objective is to get the lens, so remove all items that are in the way.
- once the camera open, remove the soft electronic element on the top of the SD card reader.
- To extract the SD card reader eletronic card at the right of the screen, you have to unsolder the two connectors of the battery(on the top) and the two microphone wires(on the bottom). It is sufficient to separate the two cards to unplug bus.
- the big capacitor is just stick with glue. So, do not hesitate to force to extract it.
- once the lens part is extracted, remove the lens motor on the top. Then, you can check if the lens gears move freely. In my case, at this moment, they were stuck.
- Continue to disassembly the back of the lens, now you are inside of the lens and you can clean it. Personnaly, I have not seen dirty things inside. But I reassembly the lens back. The gears was no more stuck and when i move it, it opens the lens.
- Then, reassemly the camera and cross the fingers.

My cam works just since yesterday evening. I hope that this fix will ok for a long time but I doubt since the optio mecanical design seems to be too fragile.

Manu -
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