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I have a canon power shot A530. I dropped it on the floor with the lens open.....now the lens is half way out and it wont go out all the way or close all the way. when i turn on the power it comes on then cuts off with out displaying a picture in the veiwer on the back of the camera. I am sure i need to send it in for repair, if not tell me how to fix it, if not tell me where i can take to repair it


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MY LENSE IS ACTING UP...AND IT SAYS...LENSE ERROR...RESTART CAMERA..WHAT DOES THAT MEAN
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I have a canon power shot A530. I dropped it on the floor with the lens open.....now the lens is half way out and it wont go out all the way or close all the way. when i turn on the power it comes on then cuts off with out displaying a picture in the veiwer on the back of the camera. I am sure i need to send it in for repair, if not tell me how to fix it, if not tell me where i can take to repair it


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My Kodak Easyshare Z1275 has short battery life. sometimes even newly charged 2600 MaH batteries cause problems. Powers up, lens extends, opens screen to set time and date then powers down. Sometimes i can take a picture or two before it powers down. This is a known problem to Kodak but they want $90 to repair it. Can anyone tell me how to repair it myself. If I can't I will throw it away and use my Cannon exclusively.


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Lens sooo .. when i try to turn on my camera, the lens makes a funny sound like its stuck . it'll come out all the way but the focus is off & blurry .. then it tells me " retry power on " .. it won't take any pictures . i tried resetting everything but that didn't do anything .


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When you press the power on button the camera lens starts to move out stops goes in then out again stops the screen does not illuminate at all.IF you then press the power button the lens tries to retract slightly but then stops and again nothing else happens. battery is fully charged. if you press the replay button screen and camera behaves as normal and you can view the pictures taken lens usually retracts all the way to its docked position again if it was nearly all the way out.


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Stuck Lens I fell on my camera just recently and the lens is stuck open half way. When you power it on it moves a bit to the side and up, then to the other side and up and then beeps couple of times. You can view all the pictures and see the opening screen when you turn it on on picture-taking mode but it won't open up completely. Is it possible to fix? If so how?


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 SD400 / IXUS 50 Digital Camera

I dropped my cannon digital Power Shot A460 while lens was extended. After that I could not close the lens. My repair man is telling that it Apreture and 2 of the 6 focus are damaged. Cost of repair is 60% of camera cost. what do you suggest?


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Lens Error My cameras battery was low but I kept taking pictures until the camera shut off by itself. The lens didn't retract all the way and now when I try to turn my camera on it makes a clicking noise like the lens wants to move but it doesn't and on the back screen it states a lens error. I am not sure how to resolve this problem I have charged the battery and taken it out. I unfortunately do not have the manual on me.


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Lens stuck out No display No link to computer but will charge battery. Only way to power off is remove battery. Numerous key holds when power on result in no change. View lott's on FixYa. Try gentle but firm exercise of barrel, left right with success when some inward movement felt. Insert battery, power on, screen display yes, take picture yes [onboard memory as no SD installed for tests]. Will update if problem comes back. Gentle but firm is the key, good luck.


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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?


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Lens error I have a Canon Powershoot SD1000 and it was working fine until one day the lens stopped retracting. Now it doesn't retract and I get a Lens Error, Restart Camera message. I looked at other websites to get help and tried some of the ways they suggest to fix it. Not sure if its working, because it still gives the same message and makes a noise sounding like its trying to retract then gives me the Canon welcome picture. I've only had this for a little over a year and would like it to be


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I dropped my camera on the beach right as a shallow wave was coming in. In my fumbling to recover the camera I turned it on. The lens extended and remained that way. I took the plastic camera cover off, rinsed all parts (with purified water) that I could. I air and low heat blew dry the camera over several day, and re-assembled it. When I insert batteries I get a power light, but get no lcd screen, no sound of pictures taken on full compression of picture button, no further extension or ret


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I have an older pair of zoom lense Bushnell binoculars, 40mm with 7 to 21 power. I used to have a cabin in a very humid, mildewy area of Florida and it seems that the mold (mildew) has found its way into the lens whereupon it really messes up the viewing. I took the end pieces off and cleaned the insides with camera lens cleaning items and that helped, but I think the eye pieces need to be removed to finish the job. How do you do that? I'm not sure they are screwed onto the body! Has anyo


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My camera wont take pictures. It will only turn on to let me view the pictures in the memory card. When I press the power on button, the lens comes out just barely, not all the way.


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Dropping my cameras beside my table causing it not to power on tried some ways to make it open by charging but still no power and lens still didnt work it was stuck , what will i do will i bring it to repair shop? maybe it cost like to buy a new one pls.. help me..


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The lens has opened when I turned on the power but will neither retract if the power is turned off nor can I take a picture. I have changed the battery but it still does not work. Can it be repaired please


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Nikon 8700 I let someone borrow my camera, and like someone else that posted, I'm getting a lens error when I power it up. Everything physically appears fine, and it turns on, the lens comes out, and I can view photos on the camera, but I cannot shoot a picture. I tried someones suggestion of leaving the batteries out over night, but no change, and I cannot find anyone who knows how to repair this camera local. any help?


I had a Lens ERR a year ago and after a while it started working again on it's own... that error means that something (dust particle, etc) is stuck in the lens; you can try to clean it with a brush or blower; or take it to a repair shop... it's a pre ... Nikon Coolpix 8800 Digital Camera

Dropped Camera I dropped the camera and now it wont turn on by the power button, but it does cut on when plugged to the computer to download pictures to computer. I took it to this guy around my hometown and he said it was the main circut board and it couldnt be fixed. He also said that he couldnt even get it to cut on the way that I do. After picking up my camera I tried my way of cutting it on and guess what! It worked. Please tell me what to do


We, the manufacture, would not repair it for you. You can call us at 800 730 6597 for a replacement cost. \015\012\015\012Trevor Gordon\015\012Senior Customer Tech\015\012General Imaging Company\015\012(Exclusive GE Di ... GE A830 Digital Camera

Samsung S73 Hi I connected the usb cord to my computer and then to the camera to download my pictures. Now the light on the camera will come on, but the screen is black and my zoom will not come out and lens will not open. I am also having a problem powering it off. The only way I can power it off is by taking out the batteries. Can you please help?


If you don’t find a solution you may want to try [email protected] He was able to give me some great advice and he has used parts in good co ... Samsung Digimax S730 Digital Camera

Ok so i am turning on my camera (an Fe-340) and the lens go in two or three times then when the screen finally does come on it is blurry and way out of focus, also when i attempt to adjust the zoom the camera turns itself off, if i attempt to turn the camera off using the power button it goes off but the lens does not retract.All other functions on the camera are operating correctly to my knowledge i can even take a blurry out of focus picture, view it in display mode or even transfer it to my c


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Dropping my cameras beside my table causing it not to power on tried some ways to make it open by charging but still no power and lens still didnt work it was stuck , what will i do will i bring it to repair shop? maybe it cost like to buy a new one pls.. help me..


Try the procedures in this tip. ... Digital Cameras

Lens won't retract, power on button makes 'on' sound, blinks blue briefly, and then goes off. Picture screen quickly blinks white, than goes dark. Camera was carried around without a case in my pocket yesterday. I'm assuming I broke it doing that. Just want to know if you know what specifically broke and if you think its repairable.


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