Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Digital Camera ?

It has a lens error. Everytime the camera is turned on it beeps and clicks constantly. It eventually shuts off after displaying "Lens error, restart camera." on the screen.

\015 When I turn on my camera it beeps along with a constant clicking noise. Then a few more beeps go off and the screen displays "Lens error, restart camera"\015

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This is probably THE most common failure among digital cameras. There's a halfway chance of fixing it yourself, described here: http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html
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