Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera ?

Lens will not close. Error message: lens error, restart camera.


Answers :

Cameras tend to get this problem when they get dust or sand about the lens doors.
\015\012I have seen a few suffer this problem. The doors are delicate and as such, you need to handle them with care and not force them out of shape or do internal damage to the gearing. I suggest that if your camera is of value, either sentimentally or financially, or important to your work or hobby, it is worth taking it to any camera store to be cleaned. Cost is generally $20-50.
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\015\012I trust this answer is helpful.
Generally speaking, there is nothing the ownercan do to correct the problem other than to send the camera to theappropriate Factory Service Center for correction of the error.

For the meantime, you can try to fix it by resetting some settings.

Go to this link for the manual, Page 34 for resetting instructions:

http://infotech.monash.edu.au/itsupport/student/berwick/manuals/canonpower3isadv.pdf

Another thing is you may try to reflash or update the firmware of the camera.

Firmware link:

http://web.canon.jp/imaging/BeBit-e.html


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