Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?
My camera says lens error and to restart it? I don't know how to do that. It is a canon elph SD600
You can try turning it off and back on a few times, maybe even remove the battery for awhile. If the lens is physically damaged or dirty inside the assembly / gears, it would actually need servicing to fix this. You'll likely need to look for a repair shop, a great one and probably the most popular for these Canon Powershot cameras is camerasandparts.com as they only work on the powershots. They tend to be the place if you need help with a canon powershot camera. They don't charge much at all and they do all of the service on the camera too. Go to that site and you'll see they have your specific lens error problem posted right there for your SD600. Good luck taking care of it, that's a very nice Canon camera model.
Turn it off, then turn it back on. You may have to remove the battery as well in case it doesn't fully turn off. It sounds like the lens may be blocked from fully extending. Check it out carefully and see if there is any foreign object blocking the lens mechanism.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Digital Cameras
Tips for a great answer:- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.
Suggested Questions/Answers :
My camera says lens error and to restart it? I don't know how to do that. It is a canon elph SD600
You can try turning it off and back on a few times, maybe even remove the battery for awhile. If the lens is physically damaged or dirty inside the assembly / gears, it would actually need servicing to fix this. You'll likely need to look for a repai ... Digital Cameras
Lens is open and won't retreat back inside. I turn the power on and makes a funny clicking noise like its trying to retract the lens back in. After three seconds of this it says "lens error, restart camera". Its a canon powershot SD790 IS digital elph with image stabilizer. Canon PC1261...don't know if that helps.
I've had similar problems with various versions of this camera. Here's the fix, if all else fails. These are step-by-step instructions to take apart and fix the camera's lens error. http://johnsmouth.wordpress.com/2010/12/01/lens-error/ ... Canon PowerShot SD790 IS/ IXUS 90 IS Digital Camera
I have a canon power shot A590 they dont make them anymore everytime i try to turn it on it says lens error restart camera ad when i do it says that again i dont know what to do. What do i do that doesnt involve sending it back or getting a new one?
Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camer ... Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera
When I turn on my camera (Canon power shot SD600) it won't come on... I get a series of three beeps then a message on the screen that says "lens error, restart camera." The problem is, I don't know how to restart my camera.
Take it to a proffesional... ull need a new lens and more likely a whole new camera but dont start buying until u ask someone that know ALOT about cameras anyway id have to see it up close to know wat excatly is worng. !!!! try cleaning ur lens !!!! ... Digital Cameras
Hellp?! how do i solve my "lens error" problem on my camera? it will show me the pictures but when i push "on/off" button..it says "lens error". and i dont know why. when i pushed the "play" button twice..it showed the camera thang but quickly went to the "lens error" screen. it's a nikon coolpix L11 help please? =)
How old is your camera? Is it still under warranty?\015\012\015\012From everything i have read, the "Lense Error" is a common defect in these cameras.\015\012Hopefully you will be able to return it and have it repaired for free for ... Nikon Coolpix L11 Digital Camera
Camera restart? okay so the other day my camera slipped out of my hand while i was taking a picture and it fell on the lens. the camera decides to die and says "lens error restart camera". however i dont know how to do this and it doesnt say anywhere where to do this. can someone please help me?
Have u tried a hard reset on their camera by removing the main\015\012power batteries for 60 seconds and the reinserting them as if it were\015\012the first time power up. This may not fix your particular problem, but\015\012when the processor that r ... Canon PowerShot A540 Digital Camera
I have been getting a lens error 0x04110000 for a few weeks now everytime i turn my camera on. I have a feeling i have gotten some sand/dirt in the camera.. but i dont know how to fix it.. i have tri3ed changing batteries and what not and it will turn on then just say lens error and turn off. This is a Pentax Optio E60 with 10.1 megapixels. Please help?
Hi,Checkout this tip about digital camera error messages\012Lens Error fix for Digital Cameraheatman101 ... Pentax Optio E60 Digital Camera
Canon Powershot SD600 (elph) won't start. Error code "lens error, restart camera". Restart does not clear message. Removal battery does not help. Lens cover can be openned manually. Is there a way to "reset" this camera? Thanks.
Hi\015\012 What you are seeing is a generic stuck lens error message:\015\012\015\012Your\015\012lens needs to be cleaned, repaired or replaced. There are online places that will do it for a\015\012decent price and there are o ... Digital Cameras
When I turn on my Nikon Coolpix s210, the screen says lens error and doesn't open up. I don't know why. I have only had it for 3 days. I haven't gone to the beach with it so there is no sand in the lens gears. I keep it in a swissgear camera case to protect it. I dont know if I should try and fix it myself or take it to a store.
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. If you feel like you can do it yourself, go for it. Otherwise, have a trained professional do it. ... Nikon Digital Cameras
I dropped my canon camera and it says lens error restart again. i dont want to lose my picture but the lens dont go in. i can see my pictures but i cannot take a picture.
Any pictures you have taken in the past should be safely stored on the memory card. Make sure you copy them onto your computer to ensure you don't lose them while fiddling with your camera. You can use either an external card reader or you might be ... Canon PowerShot A560 Digital Camera
The lens are not working i dont know what is wrong with it but when i turn it on it shows the picture all blurry and the lens goes in and out and then it just closes and says lens error. Please help me out!!!!!!!!!!!!1
HelloThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \015\012probability is that yo ... Nikon COOLPIX S200 Digital Camera
I dropped my canon rebel xsi from about 7feet, but it still took pictures after i checked it. nothing cracked, not the lense, or the screen. but than about an hour later, when i tried taking pictures it said error 99. i took of the lense and tried cleaning it inside, and when i put it back on it still said error 99. it says shooting is not possible. turn the power switch to off and on again, or reinstall the battery. i did those, but the error 99 keeps poping up. i dont know what to do?
It could be several problems. One is a bad contact between lens and camera body, clean the contacts , check for damage and try another lens if you have one. Try another memory card. Another problem could be with the shutter which would need the camer ... Digital Cameras
My frind dropped my camera and my lens broke. It is a canon powershot SD600. When i turn it on it says lens error, press reset button. lens is stuck slanted-ly.it also is blurry wen u c the screen. "my friend" doent want to pay for it , so where can i go fix it and how much would it cost ?
Hi Dear,As we can see from your description of your problem. The issue is related to misalignment of the lens. As the lens is stuck it will not come in and out smoothly. And also as you have said the camera lens is broken. Hence, the best ... Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital Camera
Hello I have a Canon digital elph sd600 and the lens won't retract all the way and it gives me a lens error message to restart the camera but the lens is stuck halfway - it won't extend fully and it won't completely retract. Any suggestions as to what I need to do to fix this? Thanks so much I appreciate it.
See http://www.fixya.com/support/r13011856-lens_error ... Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital Camera
I put my camera in my backpack and the lens got stuck, it won't come out at all. When I turn the camera on it says "Lens error, restart camera". I've tried everything this site said to try but nothing has worked. My camera is a Canon Powershot A560. Does anyone know how I can fix it? Please Help!
Try these procedures. ... Canon PowerShot A560 Digital Camera
My Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Digital Elph camera is saying "Lens Error, Restart Camera" what must I do. I have restarted it a couple times and it is still not working. The lens is still not closed. Help.
See Lens Error ... Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera
Canon powershot sd870 is wont shut the lens.. appears the error lens restart camera thing... it happened once but it fixed itself after not using it for a while but now it's back and worse, its pretty much stuck and something sounds loose inside if i shake it a bit... i dont know about the warranty but i think im no longer within that period... also i live in mexico so... if you send me to a service center in the us, not gonna work :S please help ):
I know you're not in the US but try www.camerasandparts.com I don't know if they'll offer you service from where you are but in the US, there the ones for service on the Canon Powershot models. That problem is $79 for everything, parts and labor an ... Canon PowerShot SD870 IS Digital Camera
Canon powershot SD780 is camera. Camera shows the canon screen then turns black and beeps three times then says "lens error restart camera". I don't know how to restart...i need to use it I'm on a trip What do I do?
There's really no way to restart it if there's a physical problem with the lens. Try to power it on again but if that doesn't reset it, the camera needs to be serviced. A great site for help with these is: camerasandparts.com They just specialize in ... Canon PowerShot SD780 IS / IXUS 100 IS Digital Camera
Hi! Im Michelle from Dubai UAE, i bought my canon elph series camera last july 09 only and just yesterday after turning on the device the lens was stock up and not turning to its place anymore,.i tried to turn it off and on again but the camera is only blinking and there's a message on the screen says "Lens error, restart camera" ...I would realy appreciate any positive feedback,..Thank you very much for your kind attention Sincerely, Michelle Email:email@example.com
Hello.....\015\012sir it might be a lense problem i guess............the spring with which lense moves may be not proper............. slidin of lense is not aceessble by ur cam...........so better if show it to ur provider.......they replace it ... Canon Elph Jr. APS Point and Shoot Camera
Lens error i duped my nikon coolpix L11 L10 camra and now it says lens erroe and now i dont know what to do
I didnt drop mine i turned it on and it had this problem what do i do?? ... Nikon Coolpix L11 Digital Camera
Canon Power Shot Digital Elph (SD600) says memory card error? I bought a new card...thinking that was it and it says card locked...even when I push it to unlock on the card?
... Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital Camera
My camera wont open properly i dont know what it is it says lens error and has about 8 numbers like a code come up the lens wont come out what wrong with it
Try these procedures. ... Kodak Easyshare C813 Digital Camera
I have a canon powershot SD 1000. The lense is stuck out. When I go to turn on the camera it says "lens error, restart camera". I don't know how to do this or how to get the lens back it. Help?
Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digi ... Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera
Lens error my camera keeps saying lens error and then shuts off My Kodak M753 digital camera is telling me "lens error: 1,1,5,1,0,0", how can I fix this? - I have no proof of when I bought it, so a refund is out of the question. my camera was covered by luggage and now when i turn it on, it says lens error I dropped my digital camera just recently back in October and all of a sudden when I turn the camera off the lens is still out when it's suppose to be in... I really don't know how that hap
This is probably THE most common failure among digital cameras. There's a halfway chance of fixing it yourself, described here: http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html ... Fuji FinePix A345 Digital Camera
Lens Error My lens is half open and it says "lens error 12" then it says "lens error 25." I dont think it got wet or I dropped it. HELP PLEASE
This is probably THE most common failure among digital cameras. There's a halfway chance of fixing it yourself, described here: http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html ... Sanyo VPC-E760 Digital Camera