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Canon Powershot S31S Lens error notice showing.Lens will not extend properly or zoom.Clicking noises heard


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On my powerShot SD 800 IS-Lens won't extend and retract properly-Seems to stick-Then camera screen gives me the message "lens error" Restart camera" which does not fix the problem..The last four or five pictures I took immediately before this started were very blurry..Please advise!!


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Lens error When I switch on my Exilim Z-500, the zoom extends only half way of what it used to and there's some cracking noise as if something was blocking it. The zoom is at maximum, i.e. when I zoom in further it goes to digital zoom. But when I try to zoom out, it gives me another cracking noise, a lens error message and switches off. I can't take any pictures because the zoom setting seems to be totally messed up. The image is all blurry - at any distance. I partly disassembled the camera a


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One Powershot s60 flash does not work - all other functions ok -- lens assembly does make a bit of noise (sounds like gears) when extending compared to new or factory refurb unit Second Powershot s60 lcd screen will illuminate white but no image - otherwise all functions ok - will take pics and can extract pics from sd card - lens assembly makes same noise as above --


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Lens error My daughtor droped a Canon PowerShot A570 IS on the floor an now its broken: Lens remains extended and open, at switching-on the Error "lens error, restart camera" apeares on the LCD Screen, the Lens moves a little bit, and the camera shuts off after some seconds. Any Advise how to self repair it? Regards Peter


Hello folks,\015\012\015\012I hate to be the bearer or bad tidings but you have all suffered from what is probably the number one affliction of digital cameras - the deadly child drop :-(\015\012\015\012In almost all cases the ... Canon PowerShot A570 IS Digital Camera

When turning on my camera the lens tries to extend and there is a buzzing noise. After 3 attempts the lens closes and there is an error message of Lens error on the screen - please help


Hello and welcome to FixyaThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a pr ... Nikon Coolpix S210 Digital Camera

Lens barrel is stuck in the out position on my Canon Powershot SD1100 IS. Error message reads: "Lens error, restart camera". To my knowledge the camera has not been dropped and the barrel seems to be properly aligned. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks


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 SD1100 IS Digital Camera

I have a Nikon Coolpix L14. I have had it for a while but it hasn't been used very often. I took it to the beach one day, in a plastic bag, and a few grains of sand made their way into the bag. Now, I keep getting lens error when I turn the the camera on it extends partially, makes a noise, and then retracts and on the screen 'lens error' appears. And yes , I HAVE tried compressed air, it didn't work


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Lens error Hi My Powershot SD4000IS developed a problem after taking it out 4 wheeling.(in a bag, semi protected) a few days later, the lens front cover would not open all the way and I got a black shadow on top and bottom of the picture. Then I took several pictures that are normal and finally the lens will not extend any more and I get a note on the screen that reads : Lens error Will shut down automatically Restart Camera. What could be the problem, could it be dust??


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I have a Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital camera and just recently started having problems with it....turn it on and receive lens error, restart camera. It just makes a clicking noise and will shut off. I have replaced the batteries since this started and still receive this error.


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Lens error Lens is fully retracted. At power on there is motor noise and clicking but the lens does not extend. Screen reports "lens error" and the camera shuts down. Can the camera be partially dismantled to release the lens or is this a full repair job?


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Lens error My Casio ex-z60 camara lens wont fully extend.When power is turned on, a clicking noise is heard. The LCD displays what will be captured, but is is blury. Then the lens closes and a "lens error" message apears on the LCD. Sometimes a message that says "retry power on" appears. Every thing else works fine. I am able to view my pictures .but I can not take any pictures.. Thank you


This is the lens focus gears. They are either knocked out of alignment, or debris has jammed them. The good news is it can be fixed....Casio most likely won't help. Hint...google my user name. ... Casio EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z60 Digital Camera

Hi, my Nikon Coolpix s210 displays a Lense Error and the lense extends out, makes noises then retracts with the screen displaying Lense Error. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks


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Zoom Error While taking a picture of my daughter at Disneyland, I accidently dropped my camera, while in picture mode. It must have been about a 3 foot fall. It landed on the extended lense causing it to disalign itself. I attempted to push lens back into it's proper alignment. Now that I turn on the camera, I automatically get a "Zoom Error" fault in the LCD screen. Is it possible for me to fix it or what do you suggest? Thank you for your time and efforts..... Sincerely Alex Z.


Lens unit has to come out to see whether the problem can be sorted out without spares going in. But unfortunately you have to go from the back on this model which means disconnecting and removing all 3 pc boards and the LCD screen and then loosening ... Fuji FinePix S7000 Digital Camera

Lens error. On power up, lens moves forward and backward but does not focus properly, and then camera gives the display 'Lens error'. Appears to be an electronic autofocus problem, rather than lens motor jamming due to grit etc. No unusual noise, anyway, from motors.


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Lens is stuck in the extended position. Turn off and on and it emits 2 buzzing noise like it's trying to retract the lens and then this error message pops up: system error (focus)


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Canon Powershot 560 Error message lens wont extend


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Canon SD600 -> lens error when camera turns on, won't extend fully and makes grinding noise


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Have Canon PowerShot A80. New batteries, turn on and it automatically turns off with a buzzing/clicking noise... Window shows error E18


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I have a powershot a80. When I turn it on I get an E18 error code in the window. The lens makes a clicking noise like it's trying to open and it doesn't open.


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Olympus SP560UZ 18X Optical Zoom, Camera was dropped now when switched on zoom extends followed by whirring,clicking noise then zoom error appears ,then lens retracts. Cannot take photos .


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PowerShot SD600 My lense is fully extended. I hit the power button and get a message "lens error, restart camera" What can i do to fix?


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My Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Digital Elph won't turn on. I recharged the battery and put it back in, but every time I push the "on" button there are several beeping noises and the screen says "Lens error, restart camera."


This should help.I've had similar problems with various versions of this camera. Here's \015\012the fix, if all else fails. These are step-by-step instructions to take \015\012apart and fix the camera's lens error. \015\012http://johnsmou ... Digital Cameras
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