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Lense error My camera says lense error the lense can not retracted


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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 the battery ran down with the lens extended ...
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\015\012Here's some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for less than 50% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try:
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Lense error My camera says lense error the lense can not retracted


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 Digital Cameras

I have a canon ixus 900Ti. I turned it on yesterday and the lens came out as normal. when i went to take a pic the camera shut off but the lense never retracted. when i turned the camera back on the splash screen came on, followed by a series of beeps and then and error message saying "lens error, restart camera". restarting has not solved the problem. its like the lens is stuck out. hope you can help Regards Liam


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 ... Digital Cameras

I dropped my camera and now the lense wont retract all the way. a red screen pops up and says "Lens error, try turning the camera off then on again' the lense wont come out, what do i do?


There can be a mechanical break or a lens mounting break due to the fall and so the camera must be opened out to reset the lens hood.\012You will need some experience to remove carefully and checck the drive for the dislocation of the motor con ... HP PhotoSmart M437 Digital Camera

MY camera stopped working today it will not retract the lense and says lens error restart camera. I dont know what to do?


I would remove the batteries, wait a few minutes, and reinstall the batteries. That should reset your camera ... Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera

I dropped my camera and the lenses on the camera don't work they won't retract ...doesn't focus on the screen it says lens error....it's canon ixus 900Ti


HelloThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel\012 after dropping it. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \012probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.Use\012\012\01 ... Canon PowerShot SD500 / IXUS 700 Digital Camera

I have a canon powershot A530. My camera has been working very good until one day, the lense just won't retract as expected. There is a prompt that says "lense error". I need help. Thanks!


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camer ... Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera

I have a Canon PowerShot S5 IS, and a few months ago I started getting a lense error whenever I went into phototaking mode. Every once-in-a-while when I went into the "view pictures" mode, the lense would retract itself, but when I tried to take pictures again, the lense would go out and "lense error. restart camera" would appear on the screen. A few weeks ago I finally got my camera fixed at a shop. I got the camera back and used it for about a week, now the same problem is happening. I've


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 S5 IS Digital Camera

Hello, I have a sanyo VPC-E760 camera and when I have it in playback mode it says Lense Error 27 and then when I switch it to try and take a picture it says Lense Error 12.. Is there a way for me to fix this problem with out purchasing a new camera?


You need repair o change the lens unit ,I haved this part , ... Sanyo VPC-E760 Digital Camera

My canon ixus 75 is not turning on properly the zoom lense is stuck out and wont retract. When i turn it on it says "lens error reset camera"


OK, assuming the batteries are ok, the problem is within the mechanism for the lens being too 'binding' while it operates.\015\012\015\012Sometimes, people put their finger on the barrel of the lens when it retracts or extends.\015\ ... Canon PowerShot SD500 / IXUS 700 Digital Camera

My coolpix l18's lense will not retract. It says "lense error"


Hi there, i am sorry but there is no reset button that can fix this problem. the gears on the lense have been dis lodged and needs to be reposition. the camara would have to be picked down completly for the lense to be removed and this is nothing you ... Nikon COOLPIX L18 Digital Camera

At the start of a device BenQ DC E610, after the release of the target, the message "System Error 0010" will appear and the digital zoom will retracts and the camera terns off. i tried to connect with computer and scan for virous, but, when i connect the USB and turn on the camera, the lense retract and tourn off the camera indicating system error 0030.


Hi and welcome to FixYa,Initially, a few ideas you may want to consider:\015\012\015\012ensure that both the built-in 13Mb and the SD memory card are formatted through the camera's features/options ... Digital Cameras

At the start of a device BenQ DC E610, after the release of the target, the message "System Error 0010" will appear and the digital zoom will retracts and the camera terns off. i tried to connect with computer and scan for virous, but, when i connect the USB and turn on the camera, the lense retract and tourn off the camera indicating system error 0030.


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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


\015\012\015\012I have a solution posted in doc "nikon s5 s6 lens cover error repair.doc"  uploaded on site http://www.esnips.com/web/papputatiyasStuff&n ... Digital Cameras

Lens error my canon IXUS 860 IS is having a lens error problem. firstly, the lens cant retract back and when i try to switch it on, the screen will say 'lens error, restart camera' so how do i restart the camera?? i'm currently overseas and although my camera is within warranty, i cant possibly send my camera back to the original country for repair. is there any DIY method?? i'm an amateur at cameras so i do not wish to try any method that may further make the problem worse. thank you for your h


This is probably THE single most common failure among digital cameras. There's a halfway chance of fixing it yourself, described here: http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html ... Canon IXUS V2 Digital Camera

My lense will not complete retract and I am getting the error "lense error, restart camera". I have restarted the camera and nothing changes


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.Use\012\012\ ... Digital Cameras

When i turn my fujifilm finepix s8100fd camera on the lense will pop out as normal initially then the screen will say lense error, and the camera will make a funny noise and the lense will go back in, it will pop out again when i use the zoom button, how do i fix my camera =S


HelloThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel\012 after dropping it. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \012probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.Use\012\ ... Fuji FinePix S8100fd Digital Camera

Lens error, restart camera telephoto lens is stuck in zoom position and won't retract, so when i turn on camera, screens says "lens error, restart camera", but it won't restart...just keep coming up with same error message


Hello mnickoliThis is a fairly common error especially with the A560.This either means that something is jamming the lens , or that the\015\012lens sensor is faulty. This is a very , if not the most common problem\015\012with modern digit ... Canon PowerShot A560 Digital Camera

Lens will not retract and camera says lens error restart camera


Hi,Sounds lens mechanism is broken and most probably internal grooves that drives central part of lens to extract / fold is broken. New lens is required to bring camera back in business.Please contact nearest Canon service center for lens ... Canon PowerShot SD850 IS Digital Camera

When i power on the Camera F72 EXR it comes up with an Error message that says turn camera off and then turn back on, i do that an the same error keeps popping up, also when camera shuts off the lense fails to collaps and stays open in the off position


Whenever I've seen that before it's caused by the camera being dropped on its lens while the lens was out. It can be repaired though it's fairly expensive too, in my honest opinion you'd be better off getting a new camera. ... Digital Cameras

Each attempt I ensue to power on my camera and error displays on the screen saying "Lens error, restart camera". How do I do this for it to be successful? The Lens will not retract and is somehow stuck, what am I doing wrong with the item. It is an A480 Canon camera.


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 yo ... Canon PowerShot A480 Digital Camera

Lense error when i turn my camera on it will say lense error. I notest a small crack in the lense. can it be fixed. thank you


Usually lens module can be replaced at a cost. ... Casio Exilim EX-Z50 Digital Camera

HELP!! I am having a real Kodak moment. I have a Kodak M883, The wall charger says the battery is full but when you put the battery in the camera the camera turns on, the lense extends, battery reads empty, the lense retracts and the camera shuts down.


Hello : \015\012 \015\012It seems that the battery is dead or the battery base is rusty or there's isolation stuff on it . Try to clean the base first . If that didn't help , then I recommend you to replace the ... Kodak EasyShare M883 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.


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Canon Powershot SD450 E18 problem: The camera lense would not open and reported error code E18 on power-up and then would shut down. I followed a procedure on the web for this issue and got the camera lens to open and it was working (able to take pictures for about a minute). When I powered down, the lense did not completely retract. I tried re-powering on but nothing happened. The camera is not getting any power. I figured the battery died so I re-charged it. I put the fully charged batt


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Lense won't extend. Has error screen that says "lense error, restart camera"


Sounds drastic but turn on cam and grab hold of lens to try to fully extend it manually. if you hear a crunching noise that means the gears are stripped. not worth repairing ... Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital Camera
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