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I have a Nikon s220 coolpix and everytime I turn on the camera the lens opens, makes a strange noise and closes - it does this 3 times and then I get a lens error message on the screen. Do you know what is causing this?


Answers :

Try one of these two fixes, if they dont work for you follow the link below for further troubleshooting.

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html


\012Fix #1: Remove the batteries from\012the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh set of batteries back in\012(preferably rechargeable NiMH 2500mah or better) and turn the camera\012on. If that didn't work, try pressing and holding the Function or OK\012button while turning the camera on.
Fix #2:\012If the camera's batteries ran down completely while the its lens was\012still open, the camera may show a lens error or not start properly when\012new batteries are installed. Remove the memory card and keep it\012removed, then install the new batteries. When you turn the camera on\012with the card removed it may come back to life, as this triggers a\012reset in some cameras. Error E30 (for older Canon's) means that you\012don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the SD card\012and turn it on one last time
I laid my camera flat down on the table with the lens facing the ceiling. I turned the camera on and blew at the lens. It must of dislodged a grain of sand in the lens. It started to work right away after I did that! Fantastic! You could also use a hair dryer on no heat and blow at the lens too.
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