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Camera is a Canon PowerShot SD40 - The Lens will not close. It says "lens error, restart camera"
It should have a restart button if it does try it if not try taking the batt off for 30 seconds the put back in hope that helps.
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Camera is a Canon PowerShot SD40 - The Lens will not close. It says "lens error, restart camera"
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My Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Digital Elph camera is saying "Lens Error, Restart Camera" what must I do. I have restarted it a couple times and it is still not working. The lens is still not closed. Help.
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Lens error When I turn the camera on it says "Lens error, restart camera," and turns itself off. When I turn it back on, the same problem occurs. The lens covers aren't completely closed, and the entire lens seems to be sticking out a little bit, like it didn't retract all the way. Please help! Thanks. Turn on the camera, camera shows a canon logo, then before turns off it said lens error, restart camera
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Lens Error! I dropped my camera on the floor, and now the lens wont open fully or close. The LCD says "lens error,restart camera." But even when I turn the camera off, it still happens. Its a Canon Power Shot A550. I need to find out how to fix my camera without breaking it some more.
Same problem. The lens is stuck in the zoom position. When the camera is turned on, the lens moves a just afraction like it want to fully open or close, then the camera beeps and prompts with the "Lens Error" Restart Camera. Solutions? ... Canon PowerShot A550 Digital Camera
The lens will not retract. A message says "lens error, restart camera," but the camera will not restart. The camera is a Canon PowerShot S3 IS. I can hear a "whirring" or motor noise when I try to start it, but the lens will not retract and it will not take photos or allow you to review photos. Batteries are just fine. I imagine it's the gears, but I wish I could have it repaired for not a lot of money.
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. O ... Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera
I have only had my Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS Digital camera since December and all of a sudden whenever I try to turn it on, the lens does not open or move out and I receive an error message saying "Lens Error, Will shut down automatically, Restart camera." I have never dropped this camera and am concerned that it is not fixable. Please help!
It always comes because there is something loose inside the lens, such as a screw.\015\012These articles maybe helpful for you: ... Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS IXUS 130 Digital Camera
Canon powershot SD780 is camera. Camera shows the canon screen then turns black and beeps three times then says "lens error restart camera". I don't know how to restart...i need to use it I'm on a trip What do I do?
There's really no way to restart it if there's a physical problem with the lens. Try to power it on again but if that doesn't reset it, the camera needs to be serviced. A great site for help with these is: camerasandparts.com They just specialize in ... Canon PowerShot SD780 IS / IXUS 100 IS Digital Camera
I have a canon powershot sd750 and when i turn my camera on it says lens error, restart camera
Hi Shawn,Check the link below and you will be able to fix the issue by doing the troubleshooting.Click here - > ... Canon PowerShot SD700 IS Digital ELPH / IXUS 800 Digital Camera
Was shooting with Canon PowerShot S3 IS and the lens won't retract,screen says lens error,restart camera. I have restarted camera, changed batteries etc... still nothing. You can hear a clicking sound like something should be happening, but it won't retract.
According to what you were doing there is a possiblity that its jus sand or someting that got caught in the lens. please take it to the neariest repair shop to get it cleaned/ checked. ... Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera
I have a canon sd780is and it says lens error restart camera. did not drop it or anything, just wouldn't close. lens will not close and camera does not function.
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. ... Canon PowerShot SD780 IS / IXUS 100 IS Digital Camera
Powershot A560 I have a Canon Powershot A560 but now when I turn it on it beeps 6 times and the screen shows "canon" in blue but then goes black and says at the bottom "lens error, restart camera". Also, then lens never fully goes in or out. Help.
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:\015\012\015\012 ... Canon PowerShot A560 Digital Camera
My Canon PowerShot SD850 IS has a lens that is stuck in the extended position. I get a screen that says lens error, restart camera, but when I try to connect to the software, I get a screen on the computer telling me the computer cannot detect the camera. Battery is freshly charged, and I get the little yellow bird picture on the camera when I turn it on. It beeps about 4 times, and then turns off. Is there a safe way to get the lens to retract?
Don't play around with that lens, you can do more damage to the camera and focus with some of the stuff people tell you to try. Your camera just needs to be serviced and you'll be working great again. The shop that specializes in service for the powe ... Canon PowerShot SD850 IS Digital Camera
Canon PowerShot SD630 LENS WONT CLOSE,LENS ERROR RESTART CAMERA
I have the same problem. How do you restart the camera. I have pulled the battery and SD card, but can't get to a menu screen to restart to camera. ... Canon PowerShot SD630 Digital ELPH / IXUS 65 Digital Camera
I put my camera in my backpack and the lens got stuck, it won't come out at all. When I turn the camera on it says "Lens error, restart camera". I've tried everything this site said to try but nothing has worked. My camera is a Canon Powershot A560. Does anyone know how I can fix it? Please Help!
Try these procedures. ... Canon PowerShot A560 Digital Camera
My canon powershot a590 camera lens is stuck. When I attempt to start my camera I get a message saying Lens Error Restart Camera then the camera immediately powers off.
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 ... Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera
Lens is open and won't retreat back inside. I turn the power on and makes a funny clicking noise like its trying to retract the lens back in. After three seconds of this it says "lens error, restart camera". Its a canon powershot SD790 IS digital elph with image stabilizer. Canon PC1261...don't know if that helps.
I've had similar problems with various versions of this camera. Here's the fix, if all else fails. These are step-by-step instructions to take apart and fix the camera's lens error. http://johnsmouth.wordpress.com/2010/12/01/lens-error/ ... Canon PowerShot SD790 IS/ IXUS 90 IS Digital Camera
I have a Canon Powershot S3IS and I recently purchased a 2x telephoto lens. When I use the telephoto lens and try to extend the distance as far as it will go, the camera shuts off and says lens error please restart camera. Do you have any idea why it is doing this?
Did you tell the camera that you are using an external/additional lens? You have to specify it somewhere in the menu, the camera gives you some options (the lens model numbers) and you need to match it with your lens' model number. ... Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera
THE PROBLEM I AM FACING WITH MY CANON POWERSHOT A470 MODEL IS THAT THERE IS A LENS ERROR AFTER A DROP. IT SAYS ON THE SCREEN: 'LENS ERROR, RESTART CAMERA' IT JUST DOES MOT BUDGE. THE LENS DOES NOT COME OUT. HENCE CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME ON THIS. THANKS.
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 ... Canon PowerShot A470 Digital Camera
Turn camera on (Canon Powershot A480 digital), logo comes up, then it says LENS ERROR RESTART CAMERA. However, when restarting camera, same thing happens
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Camera drop! Ok! So i dropped my camera (canon powershot SD850) on my bathroom floor! its not that broken except when i turn it on it says lens error restart camera? how do i restart it?
You need to take it to a camera shop for servicing, this is not something you're going to be able to solve at home ... Canon PowerShot SD850 IS Digital Camera
I dropped my camera and it now says lens error restart camera when I try to turn it on, how do I restart my camera? I have a canon powershot SD960 IS.
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My lens on the Canon Powershot SD850-IS will not close. The error is Lens error- restart camera. That doesn't work. Do you have any other suggestions?
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I have a canon powershot SD 1000. The lense is stuck out. When I go to turn on the camera it says "lens error, restart camera". I don't know how to do this or how to get the lens back it. Help?
Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digi ... Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera
My Canon lens is out.when I closed last time it did not go inside. And now when I on the camera it keep saying Lens error restart camera.
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My husband dropped our canon powershot sd900 in the dirt accidentally.The lens as a result does not retract anymore and when tying to tunr the camera on, it says, lens error, restart the camera which we did but got the same message. ANy idea what the pb is?
Yes you got dirt in side the lens gears and it eather needs repair cleaning. or replacement.you can try a can of compressed air and tap it gently on its side to free the dirt from in between the gears. If you choose to get it fixed let me know I can ... Digital Cameras