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Powershot A570 IS-lens error, restart message-lens partially out worth repairing? cost of fix approx $150-anything we could try ourselves?


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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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Powershot A570 IS-lens error, restart message-lens partially out worth repairing? cost of fix approx $150-anything we could try ourselves?


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

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Lens error! dropped my camera only about a foot from the ground and now 'lens error' comes up every time i turn it on.. i've tryed a few things to fix but none of them work. it's only two weeks old. please help! its going to cost more to fix then it's worth!


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My Kodak easyshare m380 isn't working properly...I turn it on, and it will turn on, but the moment the lens pops out, it pops right back in and the camera shuts off....I've tried replacing the battery but it doesn't help....and I don't have a warranty on it anymore...is there anything I can do to fix it? Or could I get someone else to fix it for a reasonable price...? Please help!!


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The only thing is, is that it is past it's warranty. THE WARRANTY ONLY COVERS DEFECTS, AND FACTORY ERRORS. \015\012\015\012IF THE LENS DOESNT GO BACK IN, THEY CANT FORCE IT AND YOU PAY THE FULL COST OF THE ENTIRE LENS BEING REPLACED AND T ... Canon PowerShot SD630 Digital ELPH / IXUS 65 Digital Camera

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... Canon PowerShot A1100 IS Digital Camera

I ha a Kodak EasyShare C633. When I try to turn it on, it display the message ....Lens Error 111,0,0,0 then as it is shuting down it displays another message.....Lens Error 221,0,0,0. Can it be fixed?


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I too have had this problem,i sent it to be repaired and 4 months later it came back,then 2 days later it don eit again,so i took it apart,then i happened to have a compressor then blue everything out ,turnin it of and on until i tworked then blow ev ... Canon IXUS 80 IS Digital Camera

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I have a kodak Easyshare C813 digital camera. My son did something to it so there was a lens error and it was loose, you could still take pictures though. My daughter took it and went to take pics and now its even worse than before, lens error 127, 0, 0, -12 on the LCD then camera shuts off. What is the usual cost of repair for this? Or would I be better off buying another camera ($100 for this one)


The avarage repair price for this model with this fault:\015\01248,44 pounds.\015\012\015\012There is a high possibility that your son might have dropped it.\015\012\015\012KODAK also offeres a Trade up. Where you for a ... Digital Cameras

My camera got a fall, lens fixed extended, displaying "lens error", local camera shop tried to fix it but failed, said if they had another damaged one they could probably swap parts


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I have a 28x80 canon lens l series that was droped and now the auto focus or manuel dont work. ive tried to have it fixed but it is said that canon does not make ;parts for this lense enymore could you please help me get my favorite lens fixed thanks mr.p


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Lens error i also have this problem and no matter how many times i restart the camera or try to fix it i cant... would it cost more to get it repaired than the camera would cost or is there any way i can fix it myself?


I presume this might be a batteries related problem, please check the batteries you have installed, either it has been fully used or dead..\015\012Please try with a brand new Duracell.. ... Nikon COOLPIX L10 Digital Camera

Help Me! i just really need to know how to fix my camera lens. i dropped it and then tried to turn it back on and the lens didn't come out and it flashed "error 16" then shut off.How do i fix my camera without it costing?


Sorry...it needs service. ... Kodak EasyShare C763 Digital Camera

I dropped my Exilim Ex-600 Camera and when I tried to power down it clicked continuously then shut down. Several tries and I received a lens error message on the screen, along with more clicking of the lens mechanism. Can it be fixed and cost? Thanks Dennis


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For Christmas this year, a friend gave me a Kodak EasyShare M753 7 mp 3x optical zoom. I have the use of only hand and I dropped the camera on my desk(about 1-2 feet). One side of the lens jammed and would not release and would not take pictures. I kept fooling with it and the black bars in the lens came out. I would think it needs a new lens. Could you tell me how I would go about getting it fixed and the approximate time and cost would this involve.


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My DV179 Camcorder works fine with the SD 2GB memory card it came with. I surely do like it. I have need for greater capicit. So I purchased a SDHC 8GB memory When I tried to record to it (approx 30 minutes worth) it appeared to accept the information. I tried to thransfer the information to my computer but i could not get it to transfer to my HD. Is the SDGC memory card not compatible with the DV179. What do you suggest?


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Black lines every time a take a picture in the past two weeks, it looks normal on the camera but when i go to put it on my computer there are black squiggly lines through the entire thing. i didnt drop it or get it wet or anything. i tried erasing all my photos and using different setting? what could be causing this and how can i fix it? is there somewhere i can take my camera or send it to get it fixed?


HAD THE SAME THING HAPPEN TO A FIJI "FINE PIX" A-500.... CALLED THE AUTH. REPAIR CENTER AND UNLESS YOUR WARRANTY IS STILL IN EFFECT , THE COST ESTIMATE JUST TO FIND OUT WHAT THE PROBLEM IS WILL RUN YOU ABOUT 75 TO 80% THE PRICE TO BUY A NEW UNIT..... ... Fuji FinePix E550 Digital Camera

Lenz i also have a Kodak easyshare m753 and the lenz is stuck out and it won't go in. So i tried restarting it and stuff but all it says is lens error 122,1,0,0 and it won't let me do anything but look at the pictures not take them! someone please help me!


Omg ^^^^ daT ADVICE REALLY WORKSS :D THANK YUUU ... Kodak Easyshare M753 Digital Camera
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