Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Digital Camera ?

Canon SD100 Lens Error (camera)

\015 My 3 month old Canon SD1100 camera will not work as it says "Lens Error" It happened during our vacation so I assume sand may have gotten into it. Any suggestions?\015

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Your assumption is probably correct. Even dust can cause the lens to get stuck (pg 193). You might try using a can of compressed air while pressing the power button to see if you can free the lens or take it to a camera shop like Ritz.
First try calling 1-800-OK-CANON to see if warranty repair applies. If not...
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\015\012Lens 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 ...
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\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:
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\015\012http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html
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