I have an Olympus FE-4030. Every time i turn my camera on or off my camera makes this buzzing noise and the lens pops back and forth. Also noticed that my zoom in/out button isn't working. Instead the camera turns off with the same buzzing sound and the lens pops back and forth. How can I fix this? Will really appreciate answers.
- Forcing the lens back in
Hi,Even if the lens appears to extend correctly , it most likely does not make it to the correct sensor point due to an obstruction like a grain of sand or residue build up. A lens position error will halt the camera process and display the error. Lens errors are a common problem. Dirt can get into the gears or the lens can become misaligned from being carried in pockets, purses or at the beach. The two suggestions below may resolve the issue.Try compressed air. With a fine tip can of dry compressed air (not a blow dryer) set the tip between the lens turret and the camera body and turn on the air while moving the tip around the lens. It should remove all dust and sand. Turn the camera on and it should function fine. If not, you can try the fixes below. With newer cameras I am usually hesitant to suggest these options since they include some more extreme procedures that may cause further damage if not done correctly, but since your camera is older, they may save you an expensive repair bill. The links below give step by step DIY instructions on troubleshooting and attempting to fix this problem. The lens structure of these compact cameras is the same so the examples do apply to this unit. These procedures are effective about 60% of the time. Click on or copy and paste the links into your browser. FIX 1FIX 2Please keep in mind that my diagnosis & solutions provided are directly dependent on the accuracy of your description of the problem. As with any "do it yourself" fixes, success is a "team effort", since I can't see or touch the camera, and relies on the customer's manual dexterity and ability to follow the instructions well.If the "do it yourself" approach doesn't work out for you and you need conventional repair suggestions please let me know.Note: Considering the age and present value of this camera, paying the cost of having it repaired , approximately $60 - $65 really depends on how attached to the camera you are. The standard "rule of thumb" is if the repair cost is greater than 50% of the value of the camera, it is not worth it. Keep in mind that a brand new FE-4030 can be purchased for about $120If, and only if my answer to your question is helpful and you are Satisfied with it, please leave Positive Feedback. Thank you
I think my problem might be a little different from an E18. My camera lens opens and closes just fine. Checked for sand and grit and there's nothing there. The problem is it's opening and closing every time I turn the camera on or off. As a result, the camera lens is staying open when I turn it off. My zoom button is also causing the same error. Tried some of the different tricks and they're not working.
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