Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?

The lens is crooked from a fall and the screen displays lens error 1x1100


Answers :

Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera
\015\012
\015\012This 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.
\015\012The 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 Canon's, and NEVER use a case for this very reason.
\015\012A 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.
\015\012Fortunately, 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.
\015\012The 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:
\015\012Fix #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.
\015\012Fix #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.
\015\012Fix #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.
\015\012Fix #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.
\015\012Fix #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).
\015\012Now 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.
\015\012Fix #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.
\015\012Fix #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.
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 :

The lens is crooked from a fall and the screen displays lens error 1x1100


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\015\012\015\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digit ... Digital Cameras

Focus error I am from the Caribbean Island of St.Kitts and I was on holiday in London, England in August 2006 and I bought this camera. It worked wonderfully and I took plenty pictures. I had no problems at all with it until now. When the camera was turned on there was a sound coming from the lens area. The lens are open and will not close. On the screen there is the warning display "focus error." Can I get a solution to fixing this problem Screen says focus error , makes noise.


Hi...The transmission system that moves the lens in and out has a problem with it's gears. There is most likely a gear or an actuator that has fallen out of alignment and is getting stuck at a certain point as the lens comes in/out.There is some dist ... Fuji FinePix A500 Digital Camera

It has a lens error. Everytime the camera is turned on it beeps and clicks constantly. It eventually shuts off after displaying "Lens error, restart camera." on the screen.


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 ... Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Digital Camera

Lens error When I turn on my Nikon Coolpix 2200, the lens does not open and a "lens error" message comes up on the screen. This problem has happened before and after replacing the batteries or just waiting a few days it would work properly. Now I cannot make it work at all. kinda dropeed it and now the lens is SLIGHTLY crooked...can i fix it myself?


No not likely ... Nikon Coolpix L11 Digital Camera

Lens error Nikon L2. Lens is out and wont get in, nor can I shoot any picture. The display screen shows "lens error". There were no shocks on the camera. Apparently there wasn't any cause for this dysfunction Looking forward for a solution and explanation


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. ... Nikon COOLPIX L2 Digital Camera

What to do when camera falls down, and shows lens error 126,1,0,-13? when the camera fell down the lens were not closing [ not getting inside] even if we turn off the camera and displayed lens error 126,1,0,-13 . what should i do to repair it


Hi,Here is a tip that I wrote about How toget a Digital Camera Lens to work againSteps toRepair a Digital Camera Lens\012heatman101 ... Kodak Easyshare C813 Digital Camera

Lens error "my camera fell down on the floor after that lens is not go inside camera screen displays lens error" Problem


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 ... Canon Digital SD900 / IXUS 900 Ti Digital Camera

Focus error I am from the Caribbean Island of St.Kitts and I was on holiday in London, England in August 2006 and I bought this camera. It worked wonderfully and I took plenty pictures. I had no problems at all with it until now. When the camera was turned on there was a sound coming from the lens area. The lens are open and will not close. On the screen there is the warning display "focus error." Can I get a solution to fixing this problem


Check out this link: www.digitalcamera-hq.com/digital-cameras/fuji-finepix-z1_question.html?qid=4289 ... Fuji FinePix A500 Digital Camera

LENS ERROR my Nixon camera was working fine one moment, I was taking pictures and then after I turned it off, I went to turn it back on and it starting zooming and making the urghtt noice as it focused in and out. it does that several times and then the lens error notice shows up on the screen. then i press power and it turns off, but when i turn it back on, the same thing happpens. In the LCD display at the back the image we try to take looks like a pic in a TV with bad signal, I tried to clean


This seems to be a problem with switch and the sensor inside the camera, Some time it works on magicaly like nothing has happend, After having this problem I have to on & off the lens for 3 or 4 times and clean the lens and 3 small holes in the f ... Nikon COOLPIX S200 Digital Camera

Nikon Coolpix P60 - Screen shows "Lens Error" Screen will not display any images / digital viewfinder will not display any images. Brand new camera, has never been dropped or damaged in any way. Fresh batteries, so it's not a battery issue either.


Same extact problem. anyone had luck getting theirs repaired and if you've taken it in how much did it cost? ... Digital Cameras

Each attempt I ensue to power on my camera and error displays on the screen saying "Lens error, restart camera". How do I do this for it to be successful? The Lens will not retract and is somehow stuck, what am I doing wrong with the item. It is an A480 Canon camera.


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 ... Canon PowerShot A480 Digital Camera

I have a Nikon D100 with a Nikon AF Nikkor 24-85mm 1:2.8-4 D lens or a Nikon AF-S Nikkor ED 7-300mm 1:4-5.6G VR lens. I'm on vacation in Hawaii and am troubled by an error that appeared today. The "number" displayed on the operating "screen" which normally shows the number of pictures which will fit in the memory available is jumbled and/or semi-illegible. The best way I can describe the number is as follows: If the number were "365" it appears as follows: 3 displays only the top and


You can try and reboot the camera, if this doesn't work then consult the repair shops and see if your display can be replaced for a low cost. For warrenty ifo con tact Nikon at their customer service center at ... Nikon Digital Cameras

WHEN I TURN ON MY COOL PIX S51 A LENS ERROR MESSAGE COMES ON THE SCREEN AND DOESNT ALLOW AN OTHER FUNCTION WITH THE CAMERA. THE LENS COVER IS STUCK OPEN WHEN THE MASSAGE IS DISPLAYED. IF I TURN THE CAMERA ON AND OFF A FEW TIMES THE COVER WILL CLOSE BUT THE ERROR MASSAGE REMAINS. IM NOT SURE WHY THIS HAPPENS AND IVE NEVER DROPPED MY CAMERA AND ITS ALWAYS STORED IN A FOAM CASE. I CANT AFFORD ANOTHER CAMERA RIGHT NOW, IS THERE ANY SOLUTION TO MY PROBLEM?


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 ... Nikon COOLPIX S51 Digital Camera

Lens error as soon as the power button is switched on the screen is displaying lens error


Problem: dust in the gaps near lens which makes it jammed.\012Effect: the sceen shows blk color.\012Solution: just blow over it or vaccum it. ... Nikon COOLPIX L3 Digital Camera

Nikon coolpix camera dropped. displays 'lens error' on screen


Hi,\015\012The technically\015\012correct solution would be to dis-assemble, clean, re-lubricate and\015\012reassemble the lens assembly or better yet, seek repair from a\015\012authorized service center or a qualified professional. ... Nikon Coolpix 4600 Digital Camera

Lens error Hello. I've had my camera since October now, and of course it's fallen a couple times or been bumped into things, but it's always worked fine afterwards. But tonight, I had it on my tripod, which apparently isn't as sturdy as I thought it was, because it fell straight forward. My lens fell right on the concrete. It is like, visibly crooked now, not much but you can tell, and every time I try to turn it on the lens tries to extend but then it just stops, the screen goes black for a sec


You will most likely need to send the camera in for service. There really is no way to repair this problem on your own.Since you are not out of your 1 year manufacturer's warranty, you will not yet qualify for the upgrade program, however Canon ... Canon PowerShot A540 Digital Camera

Zoom error Today after using my camera for awhile the back screen displayed "zoom error" and a little sound whirled. Then the camera shut off by itself. I turned it on and off a couple of times, but without success. The lens is extended and will not withdraw back into the camera. I have taken out the batteries and re-inserted them. Finally, I gently pushed the lenses back to the body of the camera (as they seemed to be trying to go back to the camera), I am still getting the zoom error reading a


You may be true that sand must be creating this problem, as this happens very often. the sand enters into the lense assembly, creating friction in the movement. if this has happened total dismantelling and cleaning of the lense assembly will solve t ... Olympus Camedia C-350 Digital Camera

Everytime I turn on my camera a lens error comes up on the display screen, even if the lens is off. It says I need to remove the lens cap every single time and I can no longer take pictures. I can only review images that are already on the camera.


Check to see if part of the lens cap snapped off into one of the connection areas or if the lens cap sensor is a button that is stuck down. If not, there may be damage to the electrical and or optical hardware behind the lens. ... Sony Cybershot DSC-H3 Digital Camera

When I try to turn the camera on, "Lens error" appears on the display screen, the lens "makes a sound and makes an attempt to come out and be "on". Unfortunately, something is preventing the lens from opening, and I can not use the camera. The camera was never dropped, has always been in a case,etc.


Try the procedures in this tip. ... Nikon Coolpix S210 Digital Camera

My camera displays lens error restart camera on the screen the lens wouldn't come out.


Hi, ... Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Digital Camera

Every time I try to turn on my Canon PowerShot SD850 IS digital camera, the display screen states that a lens error has occurred. I checked the camera multiple times and there seems to be no problem with the lens. What can I do to solve this problem?


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camer ... Canon PowerShot SD850 IS Digital Camera

My Nikon Coolpix L18 was drooped & The Screen Displays Lens Error & cannot Startup. I Forced the Lens to Enter & Starts but it captures Dark. What is the Problem & What Shall I Do Please I Need Fast Help.


... Nikon COOLPIX L18 Digital Camera

My camera got a fall, lens fixed extended, displaying "lens error", local camera shop tried to fix it but failed, said if they had another damaged one they could probably swap parts


Hi there and welcome to FixYa.\015\012\015\012In my opinion, the guide pins are out of alignment. It usually happens when the camera is dropped, or bumped hard while the lens is extended.\015\012The shop you took your camera to is n ... Nikon COOLPIX S200 Digital Camera

Lens error m627-30 turnt on camera then the lens will not open screen displayed m627-30


This is probably THE single 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 ... HP PhotoSmart M627 Digital Camera

Zoom Error While taking a picture of my daughter at Disneyland, I accidently dropped my camera, while in picture mode. It must have been about a 3 foot fall. It landed on the extended lense causing it to disalign itself. I attempted to push lens back into it's proper alignment. Now that I turn on the camera, I automatically get a "Zoom Error" fault in the LCD screen. Is it possible for me to fix it or what do you suggest? Thank you for your time and efforts..... Sincerely Alex Z.


Lens unit has to come out to see whether the problem can be sorted out without spares going in. But unfortunately you have to go from the back on this model which means disconnecting and removing all 3 pc boards and the LCD screen and then loosening ... Fuji FinePix S7000 Digital Camera
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.lionebra.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.3537 seconds