Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A470 Digital Camera ?

When turning on the camera it shows 'Lens error restart camera'

\015 The lens has not retracted properly and when power turned on reads on screen 'lens error, restart camera' then camera switches itself off. I cannot find anyway to restart and have tried removing batteries and memory card and will still not start up. Have also tried replacing batteries but still nothing. HELP\015

Answers :

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 are 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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