Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Digital Camera ?

I can't take photos on my camera because it says "Lens Error.

\015 My bought-in-December of '09 Canon Powershot SD1100 IS isn't letting me take or view photos. When I turn it on, it gives me the answer "Lens Error, Restart Camera." I have checked it for any dust or dirt in the lens and changed batteries but it still won't respond. Help quickly, I need to be able to use it by Saturday!\015

Answers :

I think you mean Dec. 2008, not Dec. 2009.
Your camera may still be under warranty. Check a few things first. Go to your menus, if you can, and reset all to default settings.
If you cannot, then you need to get the camera to Canon Repair.
Here is a link which will help. Call the 800 number for the repair department. They have a trade-in or trade-up program to get a refurbished unit, if that may be another choice for you.
http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer Help
I don't think this a problem you can fix. Some problem in you lens, cables, or the electronics. It needs repair.

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