Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera ?
When turning on the camera it says lens error, restart camera.
It is completely frozen.
The lens error is due to failure of the lens control system. You can remove battery and card replace battery and while switching on tap the lens hood on your hands so as to disengage any dirt or mechanism being struck.
Use some air to blow between the lens to dislodge any sand particles struck inside.
Since when you restart the servo must move the drives before it can give an OK to the processor controller so as the camera is ready to shoot. Since the lens mechanism is struck or damaged the error is fed on to the controller.
If you are ale to open the camera with good care you may do so . Use a good light to check on the mechanism with a manual assistance to move the drive. if you see that the mechanism is clean then it should be an electronic failure for which support might be necessary from the Canon service.
So in suggest taking consensus with the service center.
get estimate before you decide. It will be good to have it checked at the Canon service as you do not have to run around for spares.
Remove the batteries, wait 5-10 minutes.
With the batteries out, press and hold the power button for 10 seconds or so.
Put the batteries back in and your camera will start over (re-boot). You will know if it worked if you have to reset the date. But if that lens is really stuck you may be out of luck. The cost to repair it will exceed the cost of a new camera.
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