Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?
Lense will not come out and camera says 'ZOOM ERROR'
It seems that the lens has got stuck inside the housing due to most likely some sand or dust having got lodged between the lens casing and the housing inner wall. What you can do is to use the vacuum to **** the dust out or the hair dryer to blow the dust out from the lens well. And also keep trying to power on the camera so that the little push from the motor may help the dust to come out.
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 :
Zoom problem The camera I have don't allow the zoom to come out, when I turn camera on it says "zoom error" and then I can't do nothing on camera,not even look at pics I have taken. It does it alot, sometimes the camera will turn on without saying it,but it's very rare. And sometimes I can turn it on and it will say "zoom error" but if I press zoom in the camera will work. But it's very rare that it works. I love the camera and hope there is a solution.
Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camer ... Zoom DualCam 1300 (1599) Digital Camera
My camera was fine yesterday and today it won't work- gives an error message that says "zoom error" - I charged the battery last night and put it back in. Today the lense opens and then partially closes all by itself and the error message comes on. The battery has a charge.
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. ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3 Digital Camera
Lens error My zoom will not work. I can take pictures if I don't zoom, but as soon as I try to zoom in, the screen goes black, the camera beeps a few times and a message that says "lens error, restart camera". However, upon restarting the camera, nothing changes - it still won't zoom!. Also, when turning on the camera, when the lens first comes out...it sounds funny, like it is puttering. Help?
Powershot S3 IS: lens error message, lens juddering on startup but not \015\012coming out. Tried all tricks on internet without success, so decided to \015\012dismantle camera. Localised fault to optical position encoder on first \015\012transfer gea ... Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera
Zoom ERROR When I turn my Camera on it comes up saying Zoom Error. I can't Zoom in or out - and all I can see is a black screen. Last time I used it - I took a picture and put it bck in my bag - when I pulled it out again the error msg came up. It has happened once before and I reset the camera through the menu and the msg went away and the camera went bck to normal so when it happened again I press reset but this time it hasn't made a difference. Any suggestions?
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 you will have to get it fixed by a pro ... Fuji FinePix A820 Digital Camera
Everytime i swich on my camera it says zoom error and cant take pictures because the lense wont come out.
Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camer ... Pix FUJIFILM Fine A920 Digital Camera
What do you do when the camera lense wont come out and it says zoom error
Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camer ... Fuji FinePix J12 Digital Camera
Lense will not come out and camera says 'ZOOM ERROR'
It seems that the lens has got stuck inside the housing due to most likely some sand or dust having got lodged between the lens casing and the housing inner wall. What you can do is to use the vacuum to **** the dust out or the hair dryer to blow the ... Digital Cameras
Zoom Error My Fujifilm Finepix 515000 will not close the lense. When I turn it on it says zoom error. The camera will not allow me to take photos. Other than that the phone still works. I can still change mode and setings and view previously taken photos. I bought this camera just a little more than a week ago. What can I do to fix this?
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 you will have ... Pix FUJIFILM Fine S1500fd Digital Camera
I dropped my camera and the zoom lense is crooked. It won't let me take any pictures and it says "zoom error". Do I need a new camera or can I fix it? If I can, how? p.s.: I managed to get the lense strait, but it still won't work.
Chances are that you did more harm than good when you straightened the lens. Unfortunately, there is no DIY fix for the lens problem, so you are forced to decide between professional repair (possibly too costly to justify) or a new camera. Sorry th ... Fuji FinePix J12 Digital Camera
Just purchased an powershot SX1 IS. I took one photo, zoomed in on it to see how clear the zoom was once taken a photo. THen it switched itself of with the lens still out. Now when turning it on it has a black screen and say lens error...restart camera. I have tried holding func. when turning on the camera and the time comes up on the screen. But as soon as I let go of func I get the error msg.
Hello if you just purchased this unit Then i advise you to take it back, this sounds like a system control issue or main board problem. Holding the function key while turning is factory reset, if this is not working right them the camera has a bad sy ... Canon PowerShot SX1 IS Digital Camera
So my camera says zoom error but when ever i press the zoom in or out button the lens comes out then goes back in so if it coming out i dont understabd why there is an error?
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 ... Fuji FinePix S304 Digital Camera
Lens error, restart camera telephoto lens is stuck in zoom position and won't retract, so when i turn on camera, screens says "lens error, restart camera", but it won't restart...just keep coming up with same error message
Hello mnickoliThis is a fairly common error especially with the A560.This either means that something is jamming the lens , or that the\015\012lens sensor is faulty. This is a very , if not the most common problem\015\012with modern digit ... Canon PowerShot A560 Digital Camera
When i turn my fujifilm finepix s8100fd camera on the lense will pop out as normal initially then the screen will say lense error, and the camera will make a funny noise and the lense will go back in, it will pop out again when i use the zoom button, how do i fix my camera =S
HelloThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel\012 after dropping it. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \012probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.Use\012\ ... Fuji FinePix S8100fd Digital Camera
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
Whenever I've seen that before it's caused by the camera being dropped on its lens while the lens was out. It can be repaired though it's fairly expensive too, in my honest opinion you'd be better off getting a new camera. ... Digital Cameras
Keep getting a message saying zoom error on my fuji finepix A607 digital camera. Camera switching on ok but zoom lense not working. Camera not taking photographs but i can view pictures that are on the memory card.
Had the same problem, but I just "fixed" mine! I slammed mine on the kitchen counter while holding down the shutter button and sliding the "on" button at the same time. The camera is working fine now. Obviously, my camera was not under warranty and I ... Fuji FinePix S1000FD Digital Camera
Sony-cyber-shot dsc-w50 I blieve that the battery if fully charged however when I turn the camera on all i see is a blank screen saying "access" with the lense zooming in and out then a message comes up on the sceen saying "turn camera on and off" I do this and the same thing keeps happening, could you please help? Sara
Lens unit is faulty, may have had sand or damage at some time, focus assembly inside the lens is not focussing ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S40 Digital Camera
Hello. I have a Canon PowerShot A470, and all of a sudden the lense is not coming out, and it is saying that there is a lense error, restart camera. I dont know how to fix my camera. Can you please help. Thank you.
Try the procedures in this tip. ... Canon PowerShot A470 Digital Camera
Zoom Error On my Fuji FinePix A345 4.1 Digital Camera: when I turn it on to take a picture the lense won't open and it says Zoom Error. Is there anything I can do? Thanks [email protected]
Ewagner 28's solution above worked for me as well! i replaced the batteries, and banged it on a table on all sides of the camera....nothing worked. Then I tried hitting it on the PALM of my hand and Wa LA! it worked......go figure! ... Fuji FinePix A345 Digital Camera
I was using my camara in the sand a while ago, and now the zoom lenses won't come out, or if they do come out, they don't go back in when i turn the camara off. the screen says system error zoom. is there anyway i can fix this?
Yes it is fixable ...but my advice is to contact a professional ..if you are not that handy ...cause you have to open it apart ..piece by piece ...the optical unit ..and clean it real good...oil with some fine mechanism special oil ....(the kind they ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7 Digital Camera
I dropped my camera and now the lense wont retract all the way. a red screen pops up and says "Lens error, try turning the camera off then on again' the lense wont come out, what do i do?
There can be a mechanical break or a lens mounting break due to the fall and so the camera must be opened out to reset the lens hood.\012You will need some experience to remove carefully and checck the drive for the dislocation of the motor con ... HP PhotoSmart M437 Digital Camera
PANASONIC - fmc-fs5 When I turn the camera on, it comes up and then says "Please turn camera off and then on again". Looks like it is trying to recover from an internal error. Maybe I can reset the camera's computer? It also is doing a focus back and forth thing like it's zooming back and forth.
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 t ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS5 Digital Camera
MY NEW CANON POWER SHOT SX1 IS DIGITAL CAMERA SAYS: LENS ERROR, RESTART CAMERA. THE LENSE WILL NOT COME OUT AND THE CAMERA WILL NOT STAY OWN. I DID CHANGE THE BATTERIES. CAN YOU FIND A SOLUTION FOR THIS PROBLEM? THANKS SO MUCH! NANCY IN TEXAS. email: [email protected]
The error "Lens error, restart camera" can be fixed by zooming in and out quickly a bunch of times. But the problem is that the lens itself won't come out. The book says that there may be sand or dirt in the camera lens and you need to send it to Can ... Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera
Zoom error I turned my F470 camera on and received a "zoom error" bar across the screen. The lense does not move outwards after I turn the power on, nor does the plastic sliding screen close when I turn the camera off. The lense is exposed whether or not the camera is on or off. The lense does not make any sounds when I turn the camera on, but I hear (what I think) are the gears when I turn the camera off. When the camera is on, the screen is working, but the image is blurry. I tried other poste
Hey MBB722,\015\012 What is most likely going on is there is something stuck in the lens obstructing its movement (i.e. sand). I don't know what you have tried and what you have not tried you can try placing the came ... Fuji FinePix F470 Digital Camera
How do I format a new SD card? I push Set and then OK/Menu key, it says please wait and then card error! comes up on the screen. If I push cancel first then the camera shuts off. Also the lense cover does not open when I first turn the camera on. The card is a SanDisk SDHC card 8GB
... Sea and Sea DX-860G Digital Camera
My camera ge e840s when i press at zoom button an message say lense error and camera power off
\012Dear sir,this happens when the clearance for the lense mechanism to open and close is being insufficient due to -small bits of sand or lint that may become get trapped in the mechanism which is c ... General Electric E840s Digital Camera