Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera ?

My camera is cannon S3 isand its lens came out and now stuckan shows lens errorrestart camera.. need help


Answers :

Lens probably does not extend or retract because of debris or misaligned gear box. The\012lens can many times be repaired without having to replace it. Try to\012return to manufacturer. If you're out of warranty, there are\012third party place that fix them such as camera lens repairs. There are also free camera repair guide websites that show you how to replace the lens, the part is usually available on ebay.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

My camera is cannon S3 isand its lens came out and now stuckan shows lens errorrestart camera.. need help


Lens probably does not extend or retract because of debris or misaligned gear box. The\012lens can many times be repaired without having to replace it. Try to\012return to manufacturer. If you're out of warranty, there are\012third party place that ... Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera

My cannon is showing a black screen in the camera mode and the same after the image is taken..........i think the internal lens is not openeing............pls help?


Your correct in your assumption. A stuck shutter is another common failure mode for digital cameras. The symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" shutter are very similar to CCD image sensor failure. The camera may take black pictures (for shutter stuck clo ... Canon PowerShot A540 Digital Camera

My wife dropped her Canon Powershot SD750 and we thought everything was OK. Then moments later when we tried to use it, the lens came out and then locked up and the screen showed 'lens error restart camera'. Since then, after numerous attempts to get camera to work, the camera still shows 'lens error' and the lens is always out and locked. Could you help?


HelloThank you for using FIXYA!!!This\012 is a suggestion. If you do not feel comfortable trying it, you will need to ... Canon PowerShot SD750 / IXUS 75 Digital Camera

Zoom Error Just bought an Olympus SP550 Ultra Zoom for my daughter. In less than 24 hours the cam developed a problem. When she turns it on, the zoom lens goes part way out, a message "zoom error" shows on the screen, and it powers itself off. We thought it might just be the batteries, but new ones didn't help. Similar problem with SP-560UZ On power up lens clicks & sticks when zooms out. Then get "zoom error" & powers off. Tried new batteries, helping lens out. Leaving batteries out. Could not


I think a grain of sand was blocking the zoom tubes. This will not work if the camera has been dropped & the zoom apparatus is bent. It is entirely at your own risk & may invalidate any guarantee but they may charge anyway if you have got san ... Digital Cameras

Hellp?! how do i solve my "lens error" problem on my camera? it will show me the pictures but when i push "on/off" button..it says "lens error". and i dont know why. when i pushed the "play" button twice..it showed the camera thang but quickly went to the "lens error" screen. it's a nikon coolpix L11 help please? =)


How old is your camera? Is it still under warranty?\015\012\015\012From everything i have read, the "Lense Error" is a common defect in these cameras.\015\012Hopefully you will be able to return it and have it repaired for free for ... Nikon Coolpix L11 Digital Camera

Need help urgently!!! GR-D22 not recording. I have a JVC GR-D22 Digital Video Camera (about 3 yr. old). It had been working fine. But recently it did not work anymore. The LCD screen is on, but a black picture. When you first turn it on, the reminder to remove the lens cap flashes (lens cap is off). Then that will go away and still no picture. All the dates and everything else is showing up on the screen but no picture. I have tried to adujust it according the guide but no help. Same thing i


There is a good chance that the iris is stuck shut. Try tapping the side of the camera lightly to try and release it. If the camera can show you old pictures that are currently stored correctly, I would suspect the iris.\015\012\015\012 ... JVC Digital Cameras

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! We have a Nikon Coolpix S6. When attempting to turn on, the camera buzzes. Afterward, the screen shows what the lens is pointing at, but then it goes white and the words, "Lens Error" appears. I can't find the manual to pinpoint the problem. Also, when the camera is turned off, the lens cover stays open, and only goes back when the bateries are taken out and put back in. Please help quickly, this is a school camera, and it is needed for a large scale progect. (yearbook). We h


I know this is really late, but I've been having the same problem with the S6 on and off for the whole year, and I suspected a loose part.\015\012\015\012For a whole week, I couldn't turn on my camera, and the lens cap doesn't close until five minute ... Nikon COOLPIX S6 Digital Camera

I have a cannon camera, my boyfriend dropped it with the lens extended and now whenever I try to turn it on I get a message saying that there is a lens error and the camera will shut down. I have tried a couple of answers on this website, but most have to do with a lens that is stuck out, mine will still retract back and forth if you smack it on your hand. My problem is when you power it off and back on the error shows up and the lens will not extend then. Any suggestions are greatly appreciate


... Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS IXUS 105 Digital Camera

Lens Problem I got a new Kodak EasyShare C613. The lens just won't go in and it shows lens errors 10e,1,0,0 and 20e,1,0,0.There was no mechanical shock imparted whatsoever.I was trying a SanDisk SD card. The lens opened and it just won't go in. Please help. I got the camera shipped from the U.S so even warranty won't work.


Okay, Kodak is a load of **** if they won't allow warranty on an item that doesn't retract. And I got an SanDisk SD Card like you, and on most of my pictures it says, "FILE FORMAT UNRECOGNIZABLE." You should Email Kodak and talk to them about that wa ... Kodak EasyShare C613 Digital Camera

I have a Cannon Powershot SD600, just got it recently and it worked great, then all of a sudden I noticed the cover lens's that slide over to protect the lens when you shut it off were messed up. Onle 1 was showing. I tried turning it on, and all it says now is, "Lens error, please restart camera." I tried the Hold Menu down for 5 seconds, but that did nothing since it doesn't even turn on.


The Canon series are fine camera's, but they seem to suffer from lens errors (check how many people suffered from this by googling lens error canon). The problem seems to come from sand/dust entering the body and jamming the lens gear. A h ... Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital Camera

Lens problems I am deployed and I sent my camera to my wife and she has managed to brake it, I was hoping to get some help on this problem: When off, the camera lens is in the position as if it were being used. When turning the Canon Camera Powershot A530 on, the Canon logo screen comes on as it should. Following the blue logo screen is 2-3 rapid beeps made by the camera and a black screen is shown with the words, "Lens error, restart camera". Immediately after showing this screen for five


Try opening your camera, check the lens gear if its teeth are\015\012complete. If so, check if something stucks on it. Its much better to\015\012bring your camera to an authorized service center to re timing your\015\012lens track... ^_^ ... Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera

Problem*cybershot DSC-S40 Hi 3 day ago i turn On camera.but after Shot,camera Lens problem is started(not Close or ready to use) ...Lens Vibrating!!!Lens sound is geeeeeezzzzzzhhh!!!!(10-15 sec)..... Turn ON and OFF take a Few Second ( 10-15 Sec ) .....finally this text show in the screen : "please turn OFF and ON again" i don't remember camera Dropped !!!! Or other thing ... battery is FULL charged !!! JUST i can review recent picture please Help meeee :(


You have a jammed lens error the lens has to be repaired or replaced. You dont have to drop the camera for this to occur it can happen when ever the camera is in your pocket or purse. it accidently gets turned on and when the lens is coming out it is ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S40 Digital Camera

My camera turns on by itself even with the slide in front in the closed position. The screen then shows the warning that the lens cover is closed. When I open and reclose the lens cover in 10 or so seconds the camera turns itself back on and repeats with the lens cover closed warning. The only way for me to turn the camera off at this point is to remove the battery. Help!


Most likely some dirt, dust, or other particle is jamming the lens opening gears. You can try to spray some compressed air into the lens assembly, hopefully dislodging whatever is obstructing the lens cover. If this doesn't work, the camera wil ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77 Digital Camera

The lens are not working i dont know what is wrong with it but when i turn it on it shows the picture all blurry and the lens goes in and out and then it just closes and says lens error. Please help me out!!!!!!!!!!!!1


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 ... Nikon COOLPIX S200 Digital Camera

Cannon G2 My display screen on my cannon g2 is acting squirly. It will only become visible if I open it and tilt it at an odd angle. Unfortunately if I'm taking pictures I can't see the screen with the angle it has to be at to show the display. Is there a simple fix I can do or is my camera fubar? Please help. Thanks, Erin


A Fubar - whats does that mean - but your camera looks like it is one.\015\012A new camera I suspect is the next thing to buy\015\012But check Canon customer support- they may have a remedy for 'Fubars' ... Canon PowerShot G2 Digital Camera

Jvc gr-d73aa I have a jvc gr-d73aa video camera, and when I switch it on the "lens cap on" warning shows when the cap is off, and the screen is black like the cap is on, also it records a black screen but the sound is fine. I'm assuming a lens problem, can you help.


Looking through the problems posted for all jvc camcorders it became obvious that mine was CCD problem, encountered by many others. Also jvc are fixing this for free, so if you have this problem go to a jvc sevice centre and you should have no proble ... JVC Digital Cameras

Have a 20 month Optio E 40, today tried to switch on, lens woundnt come out, used the manual and switched on while holding arrow button, Playback piture showed in display, pressed half shutter to switch back and error message Lens error 113,0,0,0 appeared, Pentax want £80.00 minimum to look at it, can you help pleaseregards Terry


Try to take out the battery and put it back in. ... Digital Cameras

Lens Error Hi This is Amitav Roy from Bangalore ,My Nikon L18 Camera shows Lens Error whenever I try to switch it on.The screen is empty and the focus doesnt even open.PLease help me out. My mobile number is 9844002154


Camera shows Lens Error whenever I try to switch it on.The screen is empty and the focus doesnt even open.PLease help me out.\015\012My mobile number is 9460746537 ... Nikon COOLPIX L18 Digital Camera

I am on my third dsc w50 and they all had the same problem and don't work??? all say... access then... turn power off-on again" HELP! Same as marimccall. Black screen with 'Access', lens moves in and out three times and then the screen shows 'Turn the power off and on again'. When turning off and on again the same sequence is repeated. Any help would be appreciated.


Hi,Error message "access then turn power off-on again" comes in DSC-W50 when lens mechanism failed to provide Initialize signal to system control IC. When camera powers up, lens extended and there is photo coupler that sends pulse to syst ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera

I have a cannon powershot a 85 it was working fine then nothing i turn it on and it lights up the cannon sign then goes of. it is showing E18 in bottom legt hand corner. i have tried both rechargable and ordinary batteries in it. no difference. the shutter wont even open can anyone help???


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 PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

Error message I have a panasonic DMC-LC33 digital. A system error message would show the minute I turned it on. The lens would come out. Then within 4 seconds the lens would go back in. I tried the on/off several time but the results were the same. I put the camera away for later. When I tried it the other day, it would not even turn on. The batteries are fully charged. Help!!!!!! I need my camera for my work.


*&%$@#%^&*&^% !!"It's working!!!!\015\012\015\012Turn your camera on and put it near your ear. Did you hear a softly motorized sound in the lenses area and the green LED is flashing? If you hear this sound do this.\015\012\015\012Do it under your own ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC33 Digital Camera

I have a Cannon Rebel XTi, I want take night shots, I understand that there is a lens that will help shake. What lens would this be


Any of the lenses with "IS" in the name have image stabilization\015\012\015\012but it depends in what level of darkness you want to work if your talking about exposures longer than 1/25 of a second a IS lens wont help much, ... Canon Digital Cameras

Error message I have a panasonic DMC-LC33 digital. A system error message would show the minute I turned it on. The lens would come out. Then within 4 seconds the lens would go back in. I tried the on/off several time but the results were the same. I put the camera away for later. When I tried it the other day, it would not even turn on. The batteries are fully charged. Help!!!!!! I need my camera for my work. hi expert i m suffring in this error on my panasonic DMC-LC33 when i switched on


Try \015\012\015\012Klomtrix trick this worked with my camera\015\012thanks klomtrix ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC33 Digital Camera

Powershot A560 I have a Canon Powershot A560 but now when I turn it on it beeps 6 times and the screen shows "canon" in blue but then goes black and says at the bottom "lens error, restart camera". Also, then lens never fully goes in or out. Help.


The following blog outlines some repair options for a lens error. They won't work for all cases, but they're worth a try if the camera's no longer under warranty:\015\012\015\012 ... Canon PowerShot A560 Digital Camera
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.lionebra.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.2884 seconds