View Full Version : C-4000 Lens barrel detached--need help

08-31-2004, 08:26 PM
Hi Folks,

When using the camera tonight, my wife noticed that the camera barrel was not straight, but sitting slightly crooked in its fully distended mode. I attempted to switch the camera off, but the lens would not retract.

I fiddled a bit with the lens and eventually was able to release the plastic barrel (to which the lens is attached) from the camera. It came off cleanly and it does not appear that anything is cracked or broken. I then was able to turn the camera off and the mechanism retracted properly.

Now, I need to figure out how to get the barrel reattached to the camera. If there is an easy way, I'm not squeamish about trying it. But if this is better handled by a camera shop, I take the camera in.

Thanks for any assistance you can provide.