Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera ?
My camera worked fine for 3 years, when suddenly .... when i'm zooming fast (zoom button pushed down) camera switches of. If i'm zooming slowly everything is ok.
Some master said that zoom lens motor was demagnetized. Need change motor.
Is it true and is it possible to buy this motor from you and what could be price?
I would say to check the batteries and their connecting surfaces plus the contacts in the battery compartment. With bad connections on the batteries, when the camera zooms slowly it does not use much power. When zooming fast it uses more power (current) and if the batteries are making a poor contact the camera will shut down due to low volts. Check that first before spending big money. If you are using Duracell batteries, they have a short + pip end which some devices will not work with them due to poor conection. Compair a duracell battery with another brand. see the difference on the + end.
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 worked fine for 3 years, when suddenly .... when i'm zooming fast (zoom button pushed down) camera switches of. If i'm zooming slowly everything is ok. Some master said that zoom lens motor was demagnetized. Need change motor. Is it true and is it possible to buy this motor from you and what could be price? thank you.
I would say to check the batteries and their connecting surfaces plus the contacts in the battery compartment. With bad connections on the batteries, when the camera zooms slowly it does not use much power. When zooming fast it uses more power (curre ... Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera
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.
HiNo 'camera shop' out there will be able to fix your camera, they will all just want to send it to Kodak for a new lens and will want about $150-200 for the job.I know one place online that can probably help you out. Google: ... Kodak Digital Cameras
Nikon D100 Hi. Out of the clear blue my af lens doesn't work. No motor sound. Can use manually. Is there a motor in the lens that needs replacing? I think its only 4 years old (inhered camera). Nikon AF 70-300mm. I don't really have the money to go to camera store without indications of what I need. How costly is the motor? Also there is no light on the internal view box. Can you help? Thanks, Mary Louisville, KY
If the lens is AF (not AF-S) there is no motor in the lens. A motor in the camera turns a screw in the lens mount to focus it. If it is easy to turn it manually, my first recommendation would be to check that you didn't accidentally bump the focus ... Nikon D100 Digital Camera
Lens error, restart the camera. How to retart. The zoom lens projected is not getting back again When the camera was on, the zoom lens cameout and got struct and not going inside. we get a instruction as ''lens error, re start the camera'' W e dont know how to restart and tried but failed. we need solution. We are unable to use the camera.
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 ... Digital Cameras
This Sucks! My camera is new, I went to use it...actually for something I saw that was hillariious...and I turned it on, the lens came out...it was zoomed all the way, and I could'nt take the pic nor could I adjust the zoom. Then I got this hateful message to turn camera off then on again, which I did. Now the lens does not return apon turning the power off, but does retract and come back out when I turn it on...and then the same scenario! Help Please!!!!!!!
I think this is just a hardware malfunction(some mech. switch) because, i have a lz7 and when i deliberately open the battery case with the camera power on it obviously switches off and then when u close the battery case either with the power on or o ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ7 Digital Camera
Olympus SP- 550 UZ , Model number Sp -550 UZ, L 08208054 UO 18x optical zoom - 28mm wide, Digital Camera DC 6V As soon as the power button is pressed, the screen lights up the lens comes out with a message "Zoom Error" and the lens immediately goes back into the camera. I can also hear light clicking sound as the lens goes back into the camera. This problem has been going on occasionally and then I could see the object to be photographed. Now for the last few days I am unable to take any pictur
... Olympus SP-550 UZ Digital Camera
Zoom error The lens extends to maximum and motor keeps running when camera switched on, then lens retracts to about an inch then the screen says Zoom Error, also the zoom control doesn't work then. and there is no picture. Pictures already stored in camera can still be seen. But it seems there is something wrong with the zoom setting.
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 you will ... Fuji FinePix S8000fd Digital Camera
I have a canon EF 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM lens that has a zoom lock switch. When in the unlocked position and I try to zoom the lens it sticks at around the 200mm mark and cannot seem to move it below that positon, I need to wiggle the barrel before the zoom seems to "let go" and the lens goes to other positions. This is quite a problem as the lens cannot be operated in all its positions. Also when trying to get it unstuck, it feels like I am applying too much force and could further damage
Http://www.pasieka.com/static/simon/fixcam/\015\012\015\012click the link ... Digital Cameras
The lens will not retract. A message says "lens error, restart camera," but the camera will not restart. The camera is a Canon PowerShot S3 IS. I can hear a "whirring" or motor noise when I try to start it, but the lens will not retract and it will not take photos or allow you to review photos. Batteries are just fine. I imagine it's the gears, but I wish I could have it repaired for not a lot of money.
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. O ... Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera
My Ricoh R4 camera has its lens stuck in the fully extended position. After switch on, it makes motor noises for a while and then stops and switches itself off. Switching the camera on and off does not move the lens. Also, operating the zoom buttons does nothing. Having this great little camera working again would be fantastic!
Hi there,Make sure the camera is fully charged. Then try this: Turn off the camera and hold it on your right hand with the lens facing the ground. Then hit the camera's base on your left palm as you turn it on. You might want to do th ... Digital Cameras
Hi! Any idea where I could buy a four lens polaroid miniportrait camera? I see the two lens but I cannot fin a four lens for sale. Also do I need to buy a film dev accessory for this camera line or is that only if I do miniportrait pictures (of any type)?
Please checkout the link below and see if this is what you are looking for to buy; 4-lens camera by polariod:http:// ... Polaroid Digital Cameras
The image that shows up on the camera when I review them, has black flashing areas. For example if the area I photographed had a lot of white - it shows up as a flashing black section. What is this? Does my camera need repairs? It happens with the lens that came with the camera and with the AF-S DX VR Zoom (55-200 mm) lens as well
Read the manual. The flashing area is overexposed. Use a smaller aperture, faster shutter speed or combination of both. ... Nikon D40x Digital Camera
The first issue with my A1100 was that the lens would not retract fully when I turned it off. Then trying to "fiddle" with it the lens would not retract at all and I could not use the zoom with out the camera turning off and the note in the window states "lens error restart camera".I was however able to download a picture I took. Phil
This is a physical damage caused by a something being caught between the lens and the main body ...but I would not advice you to open it ..cause you may do more damage than good..try to see if there is anything in the way and visible ..and if after s ... Canon PowerShot A1100 IS Digital Camera
Zoom error showing on display screen of my daughters fuji finepix f40fd digital camera. Unable to press button to take photos and when I try to turn camera off the zoom lens goes in and out twice before turning off. Help - my daughter goes on holiday next week and needs her camera!
The lens Is trying to close properly but the focus mechanism has a problem, most likely jammed, so the lens cannot correctly close or work properly.\015\012It will need to be opened up and reset.\015\012Please email me. My email address i ... Fuji FinePix F40fd Digital Camera
About seven days ago bought shelf display Fujifilm S1000. Worked fine at the store. Got home, read instructions, powered up, lens would not extend, "zoom error" displayed. Camera was room temp. When switched on, camera beeps, extend motor clicks, sounds like a gear engages for a split second. Took back to store next evening, it worked fine. Next try at home, same problem. Back to store, worked fine. Tried at home and at work, still "zoom error". Again to store, worked fine. Ready to return, stil
HelloThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \012probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a p ... Fuji FinePix S1000FD Digital Camera
Camera lens are sticking out and won't go back in. When I turn it on it is zoomed in, while I have not yet had the chance to zoom on my own. It make a funny noise, i tried messing with the lens to see if that was the case, but it wasn't. I need help please
Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digi ... Kodak EasyShare M1093 IS Digital Camera
Black Spot Hello there, can you help me pls? I've misplaced my manual and need to do something. Have a d100 Nikon and it's got a black dot appearing on the images. I've cleaned the lens with a puffer and that hasn't fixed it. Jessops, who I brought the lens off last year, said there is a self clean option on camera in settings somwhere but as I can't find my book wondered of you could help. If that doesn't correct iy, there's a pen cleaner and if that doesn't fix it, it needs further investigati
Here is a link to a site with extensive sensor cleaning info\015\012http://www.pbase.com/copperhill/ccd_cleaning ... Nikon D100 Digital Camera
I have a Nikon D40, which I recently dropped. :( Camera seemed okay, but then I noticed later that the 18-55 lens was being less than cooperative. It now is stuck on 55 adn will not zoom out. It still focuses (manually & automatically). My other lens, which was not on the camera at the time of the drop, works perfectly fine. Any suggestions on what could be wrong or how to fix it?
It sound like the lens zoom has broken.If other lens is ok and this lens still focuses automatically the conection is working.Sorry to bring the bad news but it may cost less to get a new lens than to get it fixed.Someon ... Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm Lens
Zoom sticking When I try to zoom in on something the dial for the zoom sticks and I can't stop if from zooming in until it hits the maximum. I'm thinking that it just needs to be cleaned and I was hoping someone could suggest a cleaning product that won't damage my camera.
Take a piece of very lightly waxed, thin floss and run it gently under the rotating switch, all the way around it. I worked on mine! ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W30 Digital Camera
I have a Nikon D70 (with a 18-55mm lens) and have always used it in Auto mode. It suddenly stopped working in auto mode...won't take the picture at all. Did I break the lens??? If I tip the camera back and forth the lens will move (zoom in and out) by itself...don't remember it doing that before??? Fixable or do I need a new lens?
Hi tina549, do any of your other lens auto focus? If so then it may be this lens. If they do not then look on the right side of the lens mount (with camera facing you) there is the AF and M switch. Something to try is clean the electrical contacts on ... Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm Lens
Camera has been dropped and landed on lens - lens now wobbly and auto focus not working all the time - due to lens wobble? easily fixable or does it need it be seen? Could be a lens fixing clip fallen off I suppose, but any advice welcome.
Definitely will need to go in for service, I used to fix Panasonic Digital camera's for 4 years. Unit will probably need a replacement lens unit. Not a cheap fix, but get an estimate, or use your household insurance. ... Digital Cameras
Error lens. red iron sand inside lens. When turn on start a noise, the lens don't come out and error. I'm tryng to open the camera, but I need a mechanical schematic how to arrive to the lens motor.
Google the words...disassemble a digital camera. ... Canon PowerShot Pro1 Digital Camera
Lens problem Zoom lens is stuck in ON position, and when I press Power button, screen reads, "Lens error, restart camera" accompanied by strange whirring sound from lens. Please help! On vacation, and photos are needed! Thanks.
The lens needs replacement.\015\012for reparing estimates cost of camera\015\012http://www.advancecamera.com/repair ... Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera
My polaroid camera makes this beeping sound whenever i open it and the lens zooms out half way. i didnt drop my polaroid camera. it got hot while i was surfing the web, i forgot it was beside my laptop's blower, and then after an hour i tried to open my polaroid camera and it makes this beeping sound i need help please!
There is a problem with the gears that bring the lens out. You will need to contact Polaroid or an authorized retailer for service. ... Polaroid I1037 Digital Camera
We went to a water theme park and my camera fell into the water (immersed completely). After that I tried to turn it on to check it works or not but it was showing some problems. Then I opened the battery and left it for a day like around 24 hours. Now when I try to turn on the camera. It says Lens Error. What could be done in this situation. Camera Model : Canon IXUS 80IS. Need some assistance in this regard.
Turning on a camera with water inside is risky. You can fry the circuits. I'm amazed yours worked although for how long is anyone's guess. It should have been buried in a bowl of dry rice for a week. Even so, water will have seeped between the lens e ... Canon Digital Cameras