Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?

Whenever i turn my camera on it says lens error what should i do


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Return it under warranty. If the warranty has expired, you will probably be better off buying a new camera, which will be better than your old (at least a year old if the warranty has expired) one and cost less too.

In the meantime, there is nothing to lose by whacking the camera against a desk to see if you can free the lens. It doesn't work anyway, right? And it probably won't be economic to have it properly repaired, unless it is a high end model (you don't mention this).
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