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If they were on a memory card and you haven't done anything with the card since formatting, then maybe. Do a Google search for "data recovery software" and select a program for your computer and operating system. Put the card into a card reader attached to your computer and run the program.

Polaroid i631... | Answered on May 17, 2013


Having gone five months without a response, I assume my suggestion to use a card reader took care of the problem.

Polaroid i631... | Answered on Mar 24, 2011


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera


This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camera. Some common error messages that might show up on the LCD's of cameras with this problem include "E18 lens error", or "lens error, restart camera". Some cameras might show nothing at all, but merely make a beeping noise as the lens goes out, then in, then the camera shuts off. Sometimes the lens won't even move.

The problem is actually quite common throughout all camera brands. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended. Believe it or not, one BIG contributor to lens errors is using a camera case. Sand, gunk, case fibers, etc... accumulate at the bottom of the case. These materials love to cling to the camera by electrostatic build-up from the camera rubbing against the side of the case (especially those cases with soft fibrous intreriors). Once these materials work their way into the lens mechanism, that's all she wrote. I have many cameras, and NEVER use a case for this very reason.

A camera owner that suffers this problem may have no recourse for having the camera repaired. Many camera makers will not honor repairing this problem under warranty as they claim it is due to impact damage to the camera, or sand or debris getting into the lens gearing mechanism (neither of which is covered under warranty). The quoted repair cost is usually close to or more than what the camera is actually worth.

Fortunately, about half the cameras that suffer this failure can easily be fixed by one of the following methods. None of these methods involve opening the camera, although some have potential to cause other damage to the camera if excessively done. If the camera is still under warranty, before trying any of these, please please first contact your camera's maker to see if they'll cover the repair, or to determine how much they'll charge for the repair. Who knows, you might get lucky. But if they quote you a number that's higher than the value of your camera, you may want to consider the following methods.

The methods are listed in the order of risk of damaging your camera. Thus make sure you try them in the listed order. And remember, these fixes (especially #6 and 7) should only be considered for a camera that's out of warranty, who's cost of repair would be excessive, and would otherwise be considered for disposal if unrepaired:

Fix #1: Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh set of batteries back in (preferably rechargeable NiMH 2500mah or better) and turn the camera on. If that didn't work, try pressing and holding the Function or OK button while turning the camera on.

Fix #2: Remove the batteries, then remove the memory card. Then install new batteries, and turn on the camera. If you get an Error E30, it means you don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the memory card and turn it on one last time.

Fix #3: Insert the cameras Audio/Video (AV) cable, and turn the camera on. Inserting this cable ensures that the camera's LCD screen remains off during the start process. Thus extra battery power is available to the camera's lens motor during startup. This extra power can be useful in overcoming grit or sand particals that may be jamming the lens. If the AV cable doesn't fix the lens error by itself, consider keeping this cable installed while trying fixes 4, 5, and 7 as a means to provide extra help to these fixes. But note that I DON'T recommend keeping the cable installed during Fix 6 as you may damage the AV port while tapping the camera. Reinsert the cable only AFTER tapping the camera.

Fix #4: Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the ceiling. Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time press the power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to autofocus while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins in their slots.

Fix #5: Blow compressed air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations include blowing with a hair dryer in "no heat" setting, or sucking the gaps with a vacuum (careful with this one).

Now we're entering into the realm of potentially damaging your camera in conducting the fix. There is definitely some risk here, so take care when conducting the following two fixes.

Fix #6: Repeatedly tap the padded/rubber usb cover on a hard surface with the intent of dislodging any particles that may be jamming the lens. Other variations include hitting a side of the camera against the palm of your hand. A lot of people have reported success with this method. HOWEVER, there is also some potential for damaging or dislodging internal components with this method, such as unseating ribbon cables, or cracking LCD screens.

Fix #7: Try forcing the lens. More people have reported success with this method than with any of the other methods. HOWEVER, there's obviously some potential for damaging your camera by using this method. Variations include gently pulling, rotating, and/or twisting the lens barrel while hitting the power button. Attempt to gently straighten or align the barrel if it's crooked or twisted. Another variation includes looking for uneven gaps around the lens barrel, and then pushing on the side of the lens barrel that has the largest gap (note pushing the lens barrel all the way in is NOT recommended as it may become stuck there). While doing any of the above, listen for a click that indicates that the lens barrel guide pins may have reseated in their guide slots. If you hear this click, immediately stop and try the camera.

Polaroid i631... | Answered on Oct 21, 2010


Does the date still appear on your downloaded pictures? If not, what's the problem?

Polaroid i631... | Answered on Sep 30, 2010


its either broken or something in it needs to be moved around in it,this happens often becuz sometimes they can get dropped or mishandled,take it to an expert or buy a new one.

Polaroid i631... | Answered on May 31, 2010


There is a manual available by clicking on this link. If the link doesn't work for you, just copy and paste it in your browsers address box at the top of the screen.
http://www.docstoc.com/docs/29053571/Polaroid-HD-Video-Camera-DVC-00725F-Manual/

This will take you to the correct page . Click on the orange box which says download this manual and you will be taken to another page where you will have to fill in your info. It's free and it's free from virus. The manual will be in PDF format so make sure you have the adobe PDF reader. If you don't have that it's available just about everywhere on the net for free.

Polaroid i631... | Answered on Apr 20, 2010


Your problem may be due to weak/worn out batteries or corrosion on the battery contacts inside the camera which can prevent the full power of the batteries from flowing into the camera. Try this free fix before you do anything else: remove the batteries and wipe the camera contacts firmly with a dry cloth (heavy corrosion may require cleaning with a wire brush, steel wool, or sandpaper). Remove any residue that may have fallen into the battery compartment during cleaning, then wipe both ends of the batteries and place them back in the camera. This cleaning clears the problem about 90% of the time. If it doesn't work for you, your batteries may need to be replaced, or the camera may require professional repair.

Polaroid i631... | Answered on Apr 14, 2010


Here is the solution for your problem. If you look at your camera at an angle, you will see the zoom lens2_bing.gif is little bent to the side. I want you to put pressure on the cam to snap-it into it's place. After you heard a click, then turn-on your camera. This will fix your cam.

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Polaroid i631... | Answered on Apr 14, 2010


Here is the solution for your problem. If you look at your camera at an angle, you will see the zoom lens is little bent to the side. I want you to put press on it to snap-it into it's place. After you heard a click, then turn-on your camera. This will fix your cam.

Vicent

Polaroid i631... | Answered on Apr 14, 2010


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Polaroid i631... | Answered on Jan 08, 2010


There could have been a few things that may have gone wrong such as the screen ribbon cable. Also the board itself not supplying power to the screen could be a issue. This would need to be looked at its hard to say what you did verses the actual issue here. I would check the cables first but if that finds no resolve then the board is not sending down th signal to the lcd,


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Polaroid i631... | Answered on Dec 17, 2009


an energizer rechargeable long life battery

Polaroid i631... | Answered on Oct 05, 2009


Mine dose that too ugh i got new batteries but it didnt work it dose the same thing i am wondering if it is jammed or something

Polaroid i631... | Answered on Oct 02, 2009


Brand new?...take it back.

Polaroid i631... | Answered on Oct 02, 2009


The best I have figured for it was to turn it off then back on... however there has been one time I lost quite a few pictures because every time i turned it on it said card error... The other solution that has worked for me a few times was formatting the card so instead of every other time it saying card error it took it a few times before it started popping up again..

Polaroid i631... | Answered on Sep 15, 2009


Move the switch on the side of the card.

Polaroid i631... | Answered on Sep 14, 2009

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