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marlin23
04-26-2005, 11:03 AM
Hello,

I have the 3.2 pixels digital camera ex-z3, and all of a suddem when i try to turn the camera on, i get an error saying lens error and the camera shuts down on its own. Can anyone please tell me how i can fix this and why its all of a sudden acting up?



thank you

marline

misterMe
05-15-2005, 02:12 AM
I've been repairing CASIO Cameras for many years and have literally repaired a thousand cameras as a CASIO Authorized Warranty Service Tech.
The problem you're experiencing is somewhat common. The lens unit can become damaged if it's opened while in your pocket, or in a case etc. This usually happens without the user's knowledge and appears to be a mysterious development. Basically, what happens is the power button gets pressed and the lens attempts to extend, then the lens gets jammed and the servo motors smoke.
Fortunately this problem is correctable by replacing the lens unit. The lens unit is available from CASIO but I don't suggest you replace it yourself unless you are an experienced electronics technician.
If you'd like to have it repaired inexpensively, please visit CasioRepairs.com (http://casiorepairs.com).
Thanks,

garnold
05-22-2005, 12:11 PM
I've noticed several "lens error" problems reported in the Casio forums of this and other digital camera review sites. Just how "common" are these lens errors with Casio digital cameras?

I recently purchased a Casio EX-Z750. Love the features, love the photos. I received "Lens Error" after about 80 shots. 50 of them were test shots taken immediately after opening the package. Looks like I will have to return the camera or send it off for repair. Major inconvenience! I've had a Canon S110 for 4 years with not a single problem.

frlvne
12-01-2005, 02:21 PM
http://www.zlk.com/casiolenserror.html

ezusbo
03-23-2006, 01:17 PM
I've been repairing CASIO Cameras for many years and have literally repaired a thousand cameras as a CASIO Authorized Warranty Service Tech.
The problem you're experiencing is somewhat common. The lens unit can become damaged if it's opened while in your pocket, or in a case etc. This usually happens without the user's knowledge and appears to be a mysterious development. Basically, what happens is the power button gets pressed and the lens attempts to extend, then the lens gets jammed and the servo motors smoke.
Fortunately this problem is correctable by replacing the lens unit. The lens unit is available from CASIO but I don't suggest you replace it yourself unless you are an experienced electronics technician.
If you'd like to have it repaired inexpensively, please visit CasioRepairs.com (http://casiorepairs.com).
Thanks,

I am another one of these victims, and the 'lens error' problem happened one fine morning after having had the camera for 8 months. For me it was even worse that the LCD screen cracked soon after that, and Casio Service department quoted roughly the price of the camera to have it repaired. I did it myself for half the pirce. I guess misterMe is right that you have to know how to use a soldering iron and posess a very small screwdriver, although it is no big deal really as the internals of this camera are very straight forward. I would say it is worth doing as the rest of this camera is excellent. If you are interested in the details, I have documented it here (http://www.ok2life.com/welcome/index/35.html)

t00nz
05-28-2009, 11:08 AM
I know this is an old post, but this may be of help to others that experience lens error problems in ALL brands of cameras. The following blog post lists fixes that do not involve opening the camera:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html