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How old is your Olympus camera?
Also when did this problem first occur? Has it been dropped or bumped hard on the lens are when it was extended?
Hi thank you for that info. When you turn the camera on, and the lens does come out partially, after it does, listen very carefully, can you still hear a tiny motor sound near the lens that seems to run for a second more even though the lens doesn't move or is it silent once it stops?
Thank you for that useful info.
Unfortunately the tiny nylon gear that drives the lens assembly has stripped. They are extremely delicate and over time they tend to fail on their own evn though no abuse has occured.. the part is only a few dollars, it comes with the motor but this part really needs to be replaced by a camera repair shop unless your very handy. If so I can help you do that as well.
Let me know on that. You hear the motor sound because the motor spins freely now when its supposed to turn the lens assembly. Its not too difficult of a repair task but you need tiny tools and [patience to do this. That motor simply plugs into the main circuit board.
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