Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD400 / IXUS 50 Digital Camera ?

Lens will not retract and I cannot take any pictures

\015 Canon Power Shot SD400 Digital Elph - battery is charged and I can view pictures already taken but cannot take new pictures and telescope will not retract when turned off\015

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Lens will not retract and I cannot take any pictures

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Not responding i was in the middle of taking pictures and my camera shut down. thge screen is black and the lens didn't retract. i've tried replacing the batteries, plugging it in the computer, and trying to turn it on repeatedly. the camera willl not respond nat alll and now i cannot only not turn on the camera but get the lens to go back in place

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I also have A canon poweshot S21S camera . The lens will not retract cannot take pictures and code E18 . Is the camera hard to take apart ?

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When in a record mode LCD says to "Please Turn Camera Off and then On Again". The lens retracts and then extends again but this message reappears whenever the camera is turned off and then on again. Can still view previous pictures but cannot take pictures. Any ideas what might be causing this message to appear?

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The lens to my camera is stuck and will not retract. I cannot turn it off and cannot take pictures.

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When i turn the camera on the lens retracts and i cannot use it to take pictures..

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New batteries in and cannot take picture, lens opens and retracts immediately

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When i turn on the camera the lens wont pop open even when the battery is fully charged.... i was taking pictures and it working fine turn the camera off and on again then the lens wont open anymore? i can still view all the pictures i took from the camera but cannot take pictures anymore coz of the lens wont open. i tried initializing the camera by going to set up it didnt work..msg error said turn the camera off and on again and i did but didnt work either many times i tried please help thnks!

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Lumix tz3 Please turn camera off and then on again" as soon as camera is switched on. I Can view any menu, or read SD card, but cannot take any pictures. If I turn on in a picture taking mode it starts to focus and then the message appears, when I turn it off the lens does not close. If I turn on in playback mode, it works fine, if I turn it off from playback mode, then the lens closes. Basically, any picture taking mode triggers the error message. Solution?

Low battery maybe? Try holding camera firmly in one hand, with camera on and in record mode, and strike in on its edge firmly on the heal of your other hand. This technique is often sucessful with temporary camer 'quirks' like freezing, lens not full ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Digital Camera

Lens stuck My camera won't register to open the lens. I don't know how it was before, but the screen is completely black and it won't take pictures. If I open the lens manually, the screen shows the image, but obviously I cannot take a picture with my thumb across half the lens. Is this fixable, or should I get a new camera?

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I can turn the camera on to look at pictures, but when I try to take a picture the lens is stuck and does not extend all the way. If I slide it over to view pictures, the lens extends fully and then retracts. It just will not extend to actually take a picture.

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The lens stays locked even when i turn the camera on.. the pictures i take are all black.. the lens retract but still closed.. the display is all black and the pictures are all black... other features are working i just can't take any pictures or videos.. how do i fix it?

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When I last took a picture with my Nikon S6000 it made a ratchet noise and the lens would not retract. I fully recharged the battery and tried it again. It still makes a ratchet noise and the lens will not retract and will not let me take a picture as well.

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So my Panasonic DMC-TZ4 was dropped today while taking a picture, and now the lens only retracts half-way when turning off. I'm still able to take photos and such, but the lens will not retract all the way. Can anyone help me out?

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Kodak V1003 A few weeks ago, shortly after I'd taken a pic, the lens refused to retract and the camera switched off. It has never been dropped or had anything spilled on it. Strangely, when I press the button furthest left the camera comes on, allows me to view pictures on the card, set the time etc - everything except take pictures. Again when I try to switch off, the lens does not retract. Does this not suggest a software glitch of some kind?

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Lens Retraction I've had my PowerShot for seven months and yesterday, after taking a picture, my friend turned the camera off and the lens structure did not retract nor did the cover go over the lens. When I turn it on now, it says "Lens error. Restart camera." but it won't seem to fix itself. What should I do?

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Cannot take pictures...when the lens opens to take a pictures it tells me to turn camera on & off..

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I dropped my canon camera and it says lens error restart again. i dont want to lose my picture but the lens dont go in. i can see my pictures but i cannot take a picture.

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Hello, I have the following problem: I cannot delete images neither take new pictures. When i try to delete pictures it shows the following message: The card is locked, unlock the card to access delete features. When i try to take a new picture it shows the following message: LENS ERROR Try turning the camera off and on again (before this message it says card locked). Thanks for help!!!

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I dropped my camera (Sony cyber shot DSC-W80) on the lens and the smaller part on the lens became slanted. I pulled the lens to become straight again and now when I turn it on its keeps retracting and extracting telling me to turn it off and on again. It doesnt let me take picture but I can view my pictures. How do I fix this?

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Lens error I dropped my camera during new years and now the lens is stuck extended out. I can cut the power on to view my pictures, but cannot cut the camera on to take pictures. It says to try power on again, and when I do that it says lens error.

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I HAVE 700 olympus 7.1 megapixel camera the lens open and closes within two seconds, cannot take pictures. it write D;5f08,5f02. when i tried pulling the lens, it started making some cracking noise an

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