Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera ?

When turning it on the lens only makes a noise and will not come out. Then I get a message "lens error, restart camera"


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This is the common E18 or Lens error problem in such PowerShot family cameras.
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\015\012It may be a minor issue caused by dust or samd particles, which requires to have blowing in compressed air inside the camera, mainly in front of the lens area.
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\015\012Also, it may be a major problem in the lens mechanism, where the internal gears (three of them) or the USM motor (Ultrasonic motor) are damaged.
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\015\012If after blowing in compressed air the problem didn't dissapear, then you will need to have a qualified camera repair service in evaluate and quote the repair of the camera.
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\015\012Other option is that if you are good or want to attemp the own repair fo the camera, you can find a broken camera (won't power on, broken LCD screen) in ebay or other online places, and swap parts. This requires some tools to open the camera, and a lot of precaution to see how the screws and parts are assembled.
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\015\012I hope this helps you.
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\015\012Best regards,
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