Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S5 IS Digital Camera ?

I have canon S5 IS camera. When I power it on, it shows lens error and switches off. kindly suggest solution


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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 the battery ran down with the lens extended ...\015\012
\015\012Here's some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for less than 50% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try:\015\012
\015\012http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html\015\012
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I have canon S5 IS camera. When I power it on, it shows lens error and switches off. kindly suggest solution


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 S5 IS Digital Camera

I am having power supply and lens problem with a canon sd1000 digital camera. its not working with the battery inside and the lens got stuck and was not closing and now it is open but the camera is off and the lens is also extended the battery is fully charged and functional but still is not powering the camera back on. i currtently took the outer casing off and attempting to navigate through the boards looking for a solution to the power supply and then the lens error of bein stuck problems.


I am afraid you have the notorious lens stuck problem. If you google "canon lens stuck" or "canon lens not retracing" the results will be in millions. Canon's quote for repairing this issue is well over the cost of the camera itself. However all is n ... Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera

I am having power supply and lens problem with a canon sd1000 digital camera. its not working with the battery inside and the lens got stuck and was not closing and now it is open but the camera is off and the lens is also extended the battery is fully charged and functional but still is not powering the camera back on. i currtently took the outer casing off and attempting to navigate through the boards looking for a solution to the power supply and then the lens error of bein stuck problems.


This is a mechanical fault and would only be repaired through servicing. You should be able to get it repaired under warranty or a camera centre. If the costs are too high it may just be worth replacing the camera. ... Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera

I am having power supply and lens problem with a canon sd1000 digital camera. its not working with the battery inside and the lens got stuck and was not closing and now it is open but the camera is off and the lens is also extended the battery is fully charged and functional but still is not powering the camera back on. i currtently took the outer casing off and attempting to navigate through the boards looking for a solution to the power supply and then the lens error of bein stuck problems.


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Lens Error! I dropped my camera on the floor, and now the lens wont open fully or close. The LCD says "lens error,restart camera." But even when I turn the camera off, it still happens. Its a Canon Power Shot A550. I need to find out how to fix my camera without breaking it some more.


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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


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Each attempt I ensue to power on my camera and error displays on the screen saying "Lens error, restart camera". How do I do this for it to be successful? The Lens will not retract and is somehow stuck, what am I doing wrong with the item. It is an A480 Canon camera.


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