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Lens error when i go to turn on my camera it says "lens error" on the screen and wont turn on Lens is 'stuck' open. I get a 'lens error' and a grinding sound...then the camera turns itself off


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My lense on camera wont open and it wont slide out. It's a Kodak Easy Share LS 443. 4.0 mega pixels. I tried to get to lens to open and pushed the part that slides out even futher in and now it is really stuck so when i turn camera on nothing happens.Can you please HELP! Thank You! Melissa


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When i turn on the camera the lens wont pop open even when the battery is fully charged.... i was taking pictures and it working fine turn the camera off and on again then the lens wont open anymore? i can still view all the pictures i took from the camera but cannot take pictures anymore coz of the lens wont open. i tried initializing the camera by going to set up it didnt work..msg error said turn the camera off and on again and i did but didnt work either many times i tried please help thnks!


The problem is\015\0121- some dirt somehow got on the outside of the lense. After it was retracted fully in, it prevents the camera from opening again. When you turn it on, if it opens a little bit, try to pull it out NOT too hard and let go ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-N2 Digital Camera

I think my lense is jammed? Becasue it wont open all the way and when i turn on my camera it says restart, lense error. and i try turning it on and off and the same thing keeps happeneing.. what do i do? :/


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Every time I try to turn on my camera the lense wont open and the front doesnt extend outwards.. It just pauses and then says lense error - restart. HOW DO I FIX IT!?


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My canon ixus 75 is not turning on properly the zoom lense is stuck out and wont retract. When i turn it on it says "lens error reset camera"


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My lense is stuck open despite turning my camera off. On turning my camera on I am told ''turn camera on off then on'' but the lense does not retract. I am able to view all photos on the memory card as well as turn the camera on and off, however at each point when the lense should retract it stays fixed out. Can this be fixed?


This is not a joke........Use a can of compressed air and blow around the lens while it is extended. Take a relatively firm approach with this problem slap the camera into your palm two or three times. Not lens down in this case, bu ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W120 Digital Camera

Lense error- can hear lense trying to open, but lense does not come out of the camera body. This is weird because the camera was not dropped/hit/damaged. I used the camera to take night images of a rising moon. It took pics fine, but about an hour later when I tried to turn the camera on to review the pics, I got the lense error as noted above. 4 days later, same problem. The manual doesn't have any troubleshooting for this problem. Any suggestions? Anyone.....? Thanks for your time!


Here is an excellent article that will give you five safe ways to help resolve the problem. I have heard the solution using canned air works well. That's solution #5 in this article.\015\012\015\012 ... Nikon COOLPIX P80 Digital Camera

My camera lense is stuck and my camera wont turn on


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STUCK LENS MY SON DROPPED MY CAMERA AND WHEN I TURN IT ON IT SAY LENS ERROR 101,1,0,0 AND THE LENS WONT OPEN AND COME OUT WHAT SHOULD I DO??? PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!


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I droped my camera and when i turn it on it says lens error cause the lense is stuck and wont go in or out more


The one thing these cameras cannot stand is being dropped. They are very fragile, and it is rare indeed to find a repair station to fix them. I have a box full of dropped camera here, and I only use them for spare parts. Sorry about this, I underst ... Digital Cameras

Camera dropped and lens is stuck one day i tried to make a video on my camera but then it fell and now the lense is stuck and when i turn it on it wont come out and when i turn it off it wont close


This may sound drastic but, grab the lens and try manualy realigning. If you hear a grinding noise the lens assembly has to be replaced. Flat rate from sony is usually pretty reasonable. Hope this helps. ... Samsung S630 Digital Camera

Lens error my lens is stuck open and the camera won't work my camera fell and the lens stayed stuck and it reads lens error.... it turn it on and it turns off by itself.....i can still see the pictures i took... what can i do???


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E 18 error camera won't turn off, lense stuck open


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Camera lense is stuck and wont open all the way when i turn it on


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The lens is open and is stuck (stuck on highest level zoom) and so the camera wont turn on. The lens wont close so the camera cant turn on


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Cannon powershot s2is camera, lense stuck open. I get beeps when I turn it on. Shows error code 18. Shuts off.


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When I turn on the camera, it says "lens error, please restart". The lens doesn't open when you turn on the camera- it is like it is stuck shut. you can manually force it open, but it won't go automatically, and so it keeps on giving the error messages.


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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?


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My camera is stuck open and wont turn off or turn


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Lens error When I turned my camera on, it beeps and says "lens error, restart camera" but when I turn off and turn on, the same thing happens. The lens is stuck open.


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When i power on the Camera F72 EXR it comes up with an Error message that says turn camera off and then turn back on, i do that an the same error keeps popping up, also when camera shuts off the lense fails to collaps and stays open in the off position


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I have a canon ixus 900Ti. I turned it on yesterday and the lens came out as normal. when i went to take a pic the camera shut off but the lense never retracted. when i turned the camera back on the splash screen came on, followed by a series of beeps and then and error message saying "lens error, restart camera". restarting has not solved the problem. its like the lens is stuck out. hope you can help Regards Liam


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 ... Digital Cameras

Lense Issue When I turn on the camera the lense started to move out and then got stuck. How when you turn it on it just trys to adjust the lense but again it is stuck. I am required to remove the batteries to get it to shut off. I was going ot open the case but three of the screws requires a nice special allen wrench, but guess what, they did not provide it. Any ideas where I can score one?


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Lens Stuck My Lens is stuck on my Coolpix S200 and I'm getting the Lens Error message. I tried to push it back in like I read on here and it went partly in and now its completely jammed. I've only had my camera for about 4 months. Please help!! I'm hoping to fix it myself. i dropped my camera and now the lens wont come out. Everytime i turn on the camera it tells me to turn it off then on again. I've done it multiple times and it doesnt work. I tryed to push the lens in and out but it doesnt ma


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