So you just turned on your nice digital camera and the lens is stuck shut. If you're lucky, there is just a grain of sand or dirt stuck in the lens.

If you dropped or otherwise damaged your camera, these instructions might not work...

I am not responsible if you damage your camera while attempting to follow these simple instructions!

Step 1: Step One


Scotch Tape.

Tear off a piece of scotch tape about three inches long.
Great tip! I thought my camera was ruined and needed to be opened. <br> <br>Regards, <br>Mattias Karlsson <br> <br>
good idea. gonna try it myself next time it comes up.<br /> mostly when digital camera lenses fail to open its because of a broken {or jammed}tooth on one of the small plastic gears inside.<br /> this repair will not make the situation above any worse.<br /> when it catches again if its able to home the lens properly then it will work for a while until it strikes the same bad patch again.<br /> usually the repair guys will replace the entire mechanism and in some cases the whole camera.<br /> good idea.<br />
&nbsp;Yep - from what I've heard, the cost of repair is often more than the camera is worth, and more than half of what it would cost to buy a new camera. <br /> I would guess that if a camera is worth less than $200 it's not worth paying to fix.
I&nbsp;had my old Fuji jam on me way back but it skipped some gears trying to close. I&nbsp;never could get it to work. Being an instructables type person I&nbsp;took it apart anyways. It was a complete loss.<br />

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