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Lens error , i was told there is no point in a repair as it will be too expensive, any suggestions


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You didn't specify a make or model camera, but lens repairs are frequently not worth the cost. If you're really handy and not afraid of a challenge, you might consider picking up a "parts" camera from a source like eBay and attempting a lens swap yourself. Another solution - again, if you really like the camera, is to pick up a good used or factory refurbished camera and keep yours for parts.

This is probably not the news you were hoping for, but I hope it at least helps you make a decision.
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Lens error , i was told there is no point in a repair as it will be too expensive, any suggestions


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As solutions 1 & 2 indicate, lubing the gears works!! This is a great camera, so I hope all of the QV-R4 owners try this. I may become a maintenance item for the camera.\015\012 \015\012I have a few a ... Casio QV-R4 Digital Camera

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Len's error How do I repair the lens error I changed the batteries and it still doesn't work it only says lens error. How do I fix it?


Try jiggling the lens. Use compressed air to blow out any grit around the lens barrel. If that doesn't do it, you'll need to get the camera serviced. ... Nikon Coolpix L11 Digital Camera

Lens error Lens is fully retracted. At power on there is motor noise and clicking but the lens does not extend. Screen reports "lens error" and the camera shuts down. Can the camera be partially dismantled to release the lens or is this a full repair job?


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I suspect that I have sand in the lens of my Nikon Coolpix 3200 model as it is dieplaying the 'Lens Error' message after coming back from a beach. The camera opens the lens and after s few seconds the lens closes and displays the 'Lens Error' message. Do you know if this is repairable?


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I have the same problem with my Lumix DMC-TZ3 lens error states "Turn off camera and then turn back on" Though my lens tries to adjust then stops. The power stays on with the error message. Til I turn it off .The lens still does not retract. Now when I turn it back on the lens will do the same thing. I don't think its the lens. How would someone repair or replace firmware. Can it be done over the net?


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Lens error I sent in the camera to a certified Nikon repair center that has quoted me a price of $225.00 to repair. It needs a new lens mechanism and some minor adjustments and cleaning. My dilemma is whether at that cost, to trash the camera and buy a new one, or shop around for a repair shop that can do yhe repair at less out of pocket cost.


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