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Zoom Error Just bought an Olympus SP550 Ultra Zoom for my daughter. In less than 24 hours the cam developed a problem. When she turns it on, the zoom lens goes part way out, a message "zoom error" shows on the screen, and it powers itself off. We thought it might just be the batteries, but new ones didn't help. Similar problem with SP-560UZ On power up lens clicks & sticks when zooms out. Then get "zoom error" & powers off. Tried new batteries, helping lens out. Leaving batteries out. Could not


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I think a grain of sand was blocking the zoom tubes. This will not work if the camera has been dropped & the zoom apparatus is bent. It is entirely at your own risk & may invalidate any guarantee but they may charge anyway if you have got sand in.\015\012I cut a finger of 80gm computer paper 1cm X 5cm. Inserted this first  around outer zoom tube & worked it all around. It goes in quite deep so be gentle. I switched on to open zoom & tipped out batteries before it had time to close & repeated procedure. When I put batteries back in it worked OK. I repeated procedure with lens fully extended. I found a thin bit of plastic packing worked better as it did not kink so easily. It is still working today having failed 100% before.\015\012
\015\012Chris
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Zoom Error Just bought an Olympus SP550 Ultra Zoom for my daughter. In less than 24 hours the cam developed a problem. When she turns it on, the zoom lens goes part way out, a message "zoom error" shows on the screen, and it powers itself off. We thought it might just be the batteries, but new ones didn't help. Similar problem with SP-560UZ On power up lens clicks & sticks when zooms out. Then get "zoom error" & powers off. Tried new batteries, helping lens out. Leaving batteries out. Could not


I think a grain of sand was blocking the zoom tubes. This will not work if the camera has been dropped & the zoom apparatus is bent. It is entirely at your own risk & may invalidate any guarantee but they may charge anyway if you have got san ... Digital Cameras

Zoom Error Just bought an Olympus SP550 Ultra Zoom for my daughter. In less than 24 hours the cam developed a problem. When she turns it on, the zoom lens goes part way out, a message "zoom error" shows on the screen, and it powers itself off. We thought it might just be the batteries, but new ones didn't help.


We had this problem for about 2 weeks, we discovered that having the camera auto retracted after the "ZOOM ERROR" message, giving the camera couples of light slaps (slap the camera's LCD side and aim the camera down), this fixed the camera right away ... Olympus SP-550 UZ Digital Camera

Zoom error Lens stuck in the halfway-out zoom position (lens cover is closed)and I am getting the "zoom error" message.i try to 1.turn off/on again but not ok 2.take battery off for 1 hour but not ok 3.Changing new batteries but not ok please give me how this problem was solved by my self. thank you... (i had bought camera about 3 years .my camera ever sent to dealer because same ploblem about 3 time)


I had sent my camera in for the same issue and they did nothing to help with it. Seems to happen when battery gets low or dies, lack of on-screen battery meter doesn't help. Typically have to manually twist the lens to close it or open it after fresh ... Fuji FinePix E550 Digital Camera

Zoom Error Since March 2006 we can not make pictures anymore: Reason is Zoom Error. From one picture to the next this remark shows on the display after we start teh camera. And the lens stays in the camera, the protectionblades does not open, it simply does not do anything anymore and it looks liek the engine does not get power enymore. All other requirements function, like display previous pictures, setting etc. There is also no battery problem, we took them out for 48 hours, but this has no


We have contacted Fujifilm about this problem and they said they'd charge us over $100 US to fix it. There is another thread on this subject \015\012\015\012http://www.fixya.com/support/t143152-fuji_zoom_error_message\015\012\015\012that gives you th ... Fuji FinePix A345 Digital Camera

I am having power supply and lens problem with a canon sd1000 digital camera. its not working with the battery inside and the lens got stuck and was not closing and now it is open but the camera is off and the lens is also extended the battery is fully charged and functional but still is not powering the camera back on. i currtently took the outer casing off and attempting to navigate through the boards looking for a solution to the power supply and then the lens error of bein stuck problems.


This is a mechanical fault and would only be repaired through servicing. You should be able to get it repaired under warranty or a camera centre. If the costs are too high it may just be worth replacing the camera. ... Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera

I am having power supply and lens problem with a canon sd1000 digital camera. its not working with the battery inside and the lens got stuck and was not closing and now it is open but the camera is off and the lens is also extended the battery is fully charged and functional but still is not powering the camera back on. i currtently took the outer casing off and attempting to navigate through the boards looking for a solution to the power supply and then the lens error of bein stuck problems.


I am afraid you have the notorious lens stuck problem. If you google "canon lens stuck" or "canon lens not retracing" the results will be in millions. Canon's quote for repairing this issue is well over the cost of the camera itself. However all is n ... Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera

I am having power supply and lens problem with a canon sd1000 digital camera. its not working with the battery inside and the lens got stuck and was not closing and now it is open but the camera is off and the lens is also extended the battery is fully charged and functional but still is not powering the camera back on. i currtently took the outer casing off and attempting to navigate through the boards looking for a solution to the power supply and then the lens error of bein stuck problems.


This is a mechanical fault and would only be repaired through servicing. You should be able to get it repaired under warranty or a camera centre. If the costs are too high it may just be worth replacing the camera. ... Digital Cameras

Powers off my canon powershot sd600 digital camera keeps powering off after about 30 seconds. I have gotten a new battery and that didn't help. On the left hand side before it shuts down it has the letter and numbers E18 on the bottom. The zoom lens is also sticking out and will not retract. There are no error messages on the camera at all. If anyone has a solution please let me know. Thanks!


E18 is a lens error message, the lens is stuck or bent, and wouldn't come out, that's why camera shuts off after it tries to do so at the start, not much you can do, but replace the whole lens assembly ... Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital Camera

Hi my canon powershot sx110is,has a problem when i try to zoom in or out the camera shuts down and it says lens error,restart camera i tried new batteries taking out all the batteries etc help please


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Lens error I keep this Elph in a tiny, padded Halliburton case because the last TWO I bought ended up with broken screens. I never had a problem, though lightly used. Last night I recharged the battery and inserted it. Immediately upon power-up, the lens went out and I got a "Lens error, restart camera" error. I turned it on and off about twenty times, left the battery out overnight: same thing. I jiggled the lens with the same result. Canon tech support told me to take the battery out a


Lens mechanism has failed and a repair/replacement is the only solution- ... Canon PowerShot SD600 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

Hi I my new(3 months old ) PowerShot SD1300 IS camera has a problem. Initially worked fine ,but suddenly it is not working. Issue is it will power up only once after many (5 to 6 hrs) put idle.When powerd on , lens will come up and the camera will go of,lens will remain out.It wont respond(power led also goes off).Again if we put idle for some hours when we press first lens go in ,comes out and again goes off. Please let me know what could be the problem.I checked it is not problem with battery


Hi. I\015\012 note that you have checked the lens and Canon service has said the PCB \015\012needs to be replaced, but the cost is too high. However you have asked \015\012if there is anything else you can do. ... Canon Digital Cameras

Lens Error I have installed new batteries in my camera, and when I turn it on, I get a message that says Lens error. The batteries are installed correctly, what do you think the problem may be. Thanks


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I have a Canon Power Shot SX120 IS camera. I turned it on and the lens open a portion of the way and I got an error message that say, "Lens Error Restart Camera". I put fresh batteries in it this morning and have only taken about 10 pic's. I turned the camera off and removed the batteries then replaced with new ones but I still get same message. Please advise if you can.


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camer ... Canon PowerShot SX100 IS Digital Camera

Began with "low battery". Replaced with new ones. took 3 photos, again message "low battery. Replaced batteries again. Same thing. NOW, , AND BIGGEST PROBLEM CAN'T GET POWER . LENS WON'T RETRACT, POWER BUTTON DOESN'T WORK. I WON'T BE ABLE TO TRANSFER PHOTOS TO COMPUTER. WE'VE TRIED 6 BATTERIES OF THE SAME KIND WE USED BEFORE WHICH. WORKED. It is a Samsung S73. We bought it at Fred Meyer store in Grants Pass, Oregon October 20, 2007 for $129.99. I have successfuly transferred photos to my MACB


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Toshiba PDR-M700 When I power up the camera, the lens will not come out and sometimes will come out all the way to maximum zoom. When I power off with the lens out, it clicks as if something is stripped or loose. After shut down, I can push the lens back in. Once in a while the camera will work but eventually the "Lens Error" message comes up. This was a good expensive camera when I bought it but taking it in for service would probably cost more than the price of a new camera today. Can you sugg


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I have a sony dsc-t90 camera when i turn on the power there is error massage {for compatible battery use only}i change a new battery but the problem is still there so is there any body can help


... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T90 Digital Camera

Lense Error I have a problem with a message appearing on my camera screen, "Lens error, restart camera". I have restarted the camera many X's. I have replaced the batteries. That is not the problem. What is the problem? I really do like this camera and it is farely new. Downloaded the Advance Guide and that is how I found out what the message means, but what can I do? Why did is happen? I am putting these questions out there for the experts. HELP


Dear Can On:\015\012\015\012Unfortunately only a small percentage of lens errors can be resolved on their own, such as by restarting your camera. If that doesn't work then the camera will have to be sent into the service center for repair ... Canon PowerShot A570 IS Digital Camera

Olympus SP- 550 UZ , Model number Sp -550 UZ, L 08208054 UO 18x optical zoom - 28mm wide, Digital Camera DC 6V As soon as the power button is pressed, the screen lights up the lens comes out with a message "Zoom Error" and the lens immediately goes back into the camera. I can also hear light clicking sound as the lens goes back into the camera. This problem has been going on occasionally and then I could see the object to be photographed. Now for the last few days I am unable to take any pictur


... Olympus SP-550 UZ Digital Camera

Hello, I have a Kodak easy share z1275 and has worked well for me for almost 3 years. Used it last week with no problems, has never given me any problems. Suddenly on Saturday, I turn it on to take a picture, lens begins to retract and the camera shuts off, it appears that there is a power supply probelm. I changed batteries, even though the ones I had in it were recently installed, but went ahead and put in new ones, and it will not power on. The blue power indicator light begins to come on


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digi ... Kodak EasyShare Z1275 Digital Camera

A345 lens often does not open when power button is pressed. By pressing the power button the 2nd time, then pressing it the 3rd time, the camera seems to work normally. This is with used or fresh alkaline batteries. Shometimes the camera makes a short buzzing sound when the lens retracts. Have also had problems with the zoom lens not operating consistently.


Dear Gdlora,\015\012\015\012First get it serviced... There is a mechanical problem in your Gadget. Your cell lens has slightly disposition due to which you are facing this problem.....\015\012\015\012Every time you try to open lens it pu ... Digital Cameras

Unit Model: Canon Powershot A2200 Problem: Battery drains without retracting the lens. at power on: LCD says error lens, will shut down automatically, resart camera. how to restart this camera? ive already removed the battery & turned on off several times...


I suggest check in this link, some tips about fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.Hope helps. ... Canon A2200 Digital Camera

I have a sony dsc-t90 camera when i turn on the power there is error massage {for compatible battery use only}i change a new battery but the problem is still there so is there any body can help me what is wrong with this camera?is there any way to fix the error.


The compatible batteries for this Camera are NP-FD1, NPBDL.Please make sure that you're using compatible battery pack.Remove and reinsert the battery pack, while the Camera is turned off.Reset the Camera by removin ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T90 Digital Camera

Zoom error I have only just bought this camera and now I can't take any pictures. When I power on all I get is "Zoom Error" on the LCD screen. I have tried new batteries and resettin the camera, nothing works?


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 S1000FD Digital Camera

Focus Error When I turn on the camera "Zoom Error" comes up on screen. Will take pix, but very out of focus. Tried turning on / off; removing battery etc, but problem will not go away. Lens cover does not close when this problem occurs. Is there a "Master Reset" button?


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. ... Fuji FinePix F410 Digital Camera
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