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My Powershot A530 camera was dropped and I am getting a "lens error, restart camera" message. I have turned it on and off, removed batteries,etc and nothing is working.

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The following blog outlines some repair options for a lens error. They won't work for all cases, but they're worth a try if the camera's no longer under warranty:
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