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I have owned a Canon G9 for a couple years. I dropped it back in May. Lens wouldn't retract. Did research - must get it fixed professionally. Instead of sending to CANON - I sent to Teleplan Digital Camera Repair (worthless hucksters) to save some money. STUPID! Horrible experience - just now received my camera back after them having it back and forth since June. After the fixed the initial problem I noticed having some focusing problems. Almost every picture wasn't focusing correctly. Not a


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Just to rule out any owner error, put the camera on a tripod or firm surface and take a few test shots to check the focus. If the problem still exists, then you have a decision to make...deal with the same guys or send the camera to Canon and have it fixed correctly.(Don't listen to others...I've never had a problem with Canon repairs). You also have to factor in how much this will cost + how much you've already paid vs. the value of the camera.
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I have owned a Canon G9 for a couple years. I dropped it back in May. Lens wouldn't retract. Did research - must get it fixed professionally. Instead of sending to CANON - I sent to Teleplan Digital Camera Repair (worthless hucksters) to save some money. STUPID! Horrible experience - just now received my camera back after them having it back and forth since June. After the fixed the initial problem I noticed having some focusing problems. Almost every picture wasn't focusing correctly. Not a


Just to rule out any owner error, put the camera on a tripod or firm surface and take a few test shots to check the focus. If the problem still exists, then you have a decision to make...deal with the same guys or send the camera to Canon and have it ... Digital Cameras

Good Morning I went hiking in broad daylight this past weekend and the autofocus would not work. I have a Canon 40D with a TAmron 18-270. I used av, tv, p, m and auto and I could not autofocus the camera. All I could do is to switch to manual focus to get it to work. When the lens was set to AF all you could is hear is it racking back and forth tying to focus. VERY FRUSTRATING.. Any ideas of what it may be or a setting I might have set accidentally. Any help is appreciated. Bob


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I just turned on the camera to take a picture and noticed that the camera was not focusing. I tried changing the setting, turned of the camera and restarted it, removed the battery and put it back in. Nothing I could think of would make the camera focus. The screen only shows blurry and out of focus. The pictures taken by the camera are blurry and out of focus. Any suggestions on how to fix it? Thank You


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PANASONIC - fmc-fs5 When I turn the camera on, it comes up and then says "Please turn camera off and then on again". Looks like it is trying to recover from an internal error. Maybe I can reset the camera's computer? It also is doing a focus back and forth thing like it's zooming back and forth.


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Hi there, I have a Canon IXUS 90 IS - the lens is extended out and won't retract when pressing the 'on' button. The camera only makes a 'turning sound ' from the motor ( I asume the motor), but the actual display in the back reads' Lens error, restart camera' The nearest camera specialist for Canon are a good 600 and 1400 km's away respectively ( I live in Durban, South Africa)so would like to rather try fix this myself before paying, most likely a similar amount to buy a new camera. Any suggest


HelloThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \012probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional. ... Canon PowerShot SD790 IS/ IXUS 90 IS Digital Camera

Focusing problem I have a canon Rebel XTi and in all the autofocus settings the camera won't take a picture, it seems to not be able to focus. When i set the camera into manual focus the focusing ring doesn't move, or seems to be locked. How do i fix this?


Hi everyone. I had the same problem with my 400D. It refused to focus. On manual focus I could take pictures though, but not on Auto focus. What happened was I cleaned the mirror with a piece of soft cloth, the spring hooked onto th ... Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera

When i switch on my canon SD1100 camera it read like lens error, restart camera. the lens is out and can't get screw back. plse help cos i got to use this camera on my birthday. its a lens problem and please help me fix it back.


HelloThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \012probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional. ... Canon PowerShot SD110 / IXUS IIs Digital Camera

I have a canon rebel xsi that is not taking pictures on auto focus. It will take pictures on manual focus, but they're blurry. I changed my lens to a bigger one to see if it was the lens or camera, and it's the camera. I had the same problem with the other lens. I've tried cleaning it & turning the lens focus ring but is still doing it. Anyone know how to fix this problem?


Try cleaning the lens contacts on the camera body and on the lens.This maybe the problem, it is not making contact with the lens zoom motor. ... Digital Cameras

Hi how do i fix a lens error restart camera error on my canon powershot sd750 so my camera can go back to normal and the lens could go back in?


HelloThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \012probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.Use\012\012\ ... Canon Powershot A2000 IS Digital Camera

E18 My camera lense is trying to adjust and just clicks back and forth back and forth until the screen goes black and e18 shows up. Should I take it to a repair shop or is this something that I can fix on my own? A


If your camera is still under warranty, the best thing you can dois to take it to the nearest official Canon repair shop and Canon Digital Cameras shouldfix it for free.If your camera is out of warranty, or if Canon refuses ... Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

I have a Canon Digital Rebel XT camera using a 75-300mm telephoto lens. My problem with the lens is that at times it is hard to adjust the focus either manually or automatically with the camera. I hear something rattling around inside the lens and at times the lens will not auto-focus and I have to remove the lens and manually twist it to get it back to some normal operation. Is this fixable or do I need a new lens?


It sounds like the lens has been dropped or knocked and is misaligned in the guides.Repair against new lewns is a difficult one as prices vary. I would perhaps consider replacing it with a used one. Before you do borrow a similar lens from some ... Canon Digital Cameras

My canon camera Ixus 8515 has an error when turning on (after some 'stuck' noises) that reads 'lens error, restart camera'. The lens is not retracting. The camera has not been dropped. Was working fine one minute, then camera appeared out of focus the next. When I turned camera off then on again, error appeared. Lens won't go back in. Have not tried forcing it as yet.


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Hi there. i have a canon ixus 30 camera. i brought a brand new 4gb memory card for it. when i put it in the camera it says 'memory card error'. i read somewhere that formatting it helps but when i tried to format it on the camera it doesnt work because the format word is blacked out. i also tried formatting the card on my computer. it formatted it but when i put it back in the camera it still came up with the same error message. what can i do to fix this so i can take pictures etc??????


Many people are unaware that the newer SDHC format cannot be used with most older cameras. Your camera was manufactured well before the SDHC format came out. I'm sorry, but there's no way that a 4GB SDHC card will work with your camera, it just doe ... Canon PowerShot SD200 / IXUS 30 Digital Camera

I dropped my Canon Powershot SD750 digital camera and the extended lens was stuck open. I had no other options so I opened the camera up to fix it. I corrected it, but after I put the camera back together it takes poor pics. In normal light conditions it over exposes and pic looks really bright and also has many lines going through the picture? I love the camera and don't want to buy another one. I tried a different memory card and reset function under the menu.


Hi.You have damaged either the lens or the CCD sensor , located behind the lens, inside the camera.The camera must be taken apart by a technician to fix the problem.to get a quote on repair, try contacting Canon at ... Canon PowerShot SD750 / IXUS 75 Digital Camera

I own a Canon power shot SD790 IS and I've been using wonderfully for the past few months Last weekend when I turned on my camera to view some pics I noticed a little blue screen on the corner of my camera in when I take pictures and upload them to the camera the blue spot doesn't show up on the pictures thank God but it's on my LCD screen and it seems internal I don't know if it's dead pixel or a lens problem can this be fixed at home please help I can't send it back because I ordered it online


It seems to be a dead pixel, best thing would be to have it replaced from the Seller, else you can get it replaced with a new working lcd panel. This may be an expensive solution.Check whether you have a worldwide warranty from Canon, that will help ... Canon PowerShot SD790 IS Digital Camera

I took my camera to the beach the other day and it was working fine, when i got back home i realized my camera had gotten some sand in it. When I tried turning it on the camera kept trying to focus and is now saying lens error. Is there anyway i can fix this problem myself??


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 ... Digital Cameras

Focusing Problems I just bought the Canon 20d. I shot a wedding with it two weeks ago, and really liked how it performed in low light. However, I noticed a lot of my photos from the low lit reception came back out of focus. (The outdoor ceremony shots were fine). I noticed 3 issues with the images: 1-The main subject, which often was dead center and took up 1/2 to 2/3 of the frame, was often NOT in focus. Rather, the camera selected some point way off to one side or off in the distance som


* Get AF off the shutter release and onto the * button using the custom function.\015\012\015\012* Use the center focus point only. Force yourself to pick what you want in focus, AF, then recompose and shoot, a habit far more effective than computer ... Canon EOS-20D Digital Camera with 17-85mm Lens

I have a Canon PowerShot S5 IS, and a few months ago I started getting a lense error whenever I went into phototaking mode. Every once-in-a-while when I went into the "view pictures" mode, the lense would retract itself, but when I tried to take pictures again, the lense would go out and "lense error. restart camera" would appear on the screen. A few weeks ago I finally got my camera fixed at a shop. I got the camera back and used it for about a week, now the same problem is happening. I've


HelloThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \012probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional. ... Canon PowerShot S5 IS Digital Camera

I just got my camera back from Canon but it still isn't working right! I took it in because when I turned it on it said NO CF CARD. They fixed the metal prongs. Now, it still doesn't work to store or view photos on the camera without a cf card. I inserted my old CF (undamaged card) and formatted it and now it seems to take photos BUT nothing shows on my camera viewfinder when I go to take the photos. It shows I have over 3000 photos on my card but they will not display. Help!


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Canon 30D out of focus on EF 28-80 mm zoom 3.5-5.6 This is a cheap lens but even at f16 on 28 mm it is not very sharp. My 10-22 mm 3.5-4.5 not much better and 90-300mm 4.5-5.6 the same. All my settings seem ok and auto focus looks not to bad by eye but when I look at the back of camera and blow up it is out of focus even at high shutter and f16


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Lens inoperative? When camera is turned on, there is no image on the screen, just flashing horizontal lines. It will take a picture and the flash goes off, but the result is a picture of the flashing horizontal lines. Any fix for this? Is the camera repairable? Would we send it back to Canon for repair? What would be the approximate cost? Thank you.


Cost of repair is free with free shipping too! This definitely sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon will fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Pleas ... Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera

Describe hi, i have a canon powershot a520 that was left in someone's purse when she gave it back to me the lens is now sticking half way out and when i push the power button it blinks on for a split second immediately shuts off. is there a simple fix for this or is it a major problem Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera Problem


Lens errors are fairly common. 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 ... Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera

I just changed the battery in my Canon EOS20D camera and now the camera won't focus. Any ideas on how to fix this.


Your problem may be due to defective batteries or corrosion on the battery contacts inside the camera\015\012which can prevent the full power of the batteries from flowing in ... Canon EOS-20D Digital Camera

When I turn on my Canon PowerShot S2 IS camera and set it to shoot mode, the screen is black. A while back, I was able to get the screen to show by toggling with the camera and constantly turning it on and off. Now, however, it is completely black and will refuse to work. How do I fix this problem? Thank you.


A stuck shutter is another common failure mode for digital cameras. The symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" shutter are very similar to CCD image sensor failure. The camera may take black pictures (for shutter stuck closed), or the pictures may be very b ... Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

Xsi tries to focus, cycles lens back and forth and when it finally locks it is out of focus. Camera is about 4 years old and have shot maybe 6,000 pictures. Is this the sub mirror problem? cts


No it's not, the lence does tend to move around abit when in auto focus ... Canon EOS Rebel XSi Digital Camera
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