Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital Camera ?

The lens remains out and when I power it up it beeps 6 times and reads on an otherwise black screen, "lens error, restart camera."


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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 ...
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\015\012Here are 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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The lens remains out and when I power it up it beeps 6 times and reads on an otherwise black screen, "lens error, restart camera."


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 ... Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital Camera

I hit the on/off button on my Canon IXY Digital 10 (7.1 m-pixel), and it will not turn on - I get black screen and message:'Lens error, restart camera'. It was working fine before, but has now not worked for over a month. It was not dropped or otherwise obviously damaged. Please help! Tim, Reading


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The screen reads "lens error, restart camera. I can not get the lens to retract. I can not get the power to stay on. The cannon screen shows up momentairly - but fades to black and the message appears.


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Canon sx200 is, lens error restart camera, after taking some pics I wanted to delete them, so after deleting one picture I've got black screen and the message "lens error restart camera" and the camera turn off by itself. And there is no way to operate the camera after restart because it's showing me the same message as above mentioned.


HelloThank you for using FixYa for your problemAlways check the batteries first but if is it still giving the same fault, your camera is faulty. It should be taken to an authorized repair centre for a repair ... Canon Digital Cameras

Hi,Have got got a canon(powershot a710 is) whenever i turn on the camera i get a few beep noises and the screen remain black with the message'lens error,restart the camera'....and it then turns off.....I have not dropped it down.hoping someone would help me out with a solution. Cheers, Sanjana


The lens is jammed. Usually dust or grit gets in the mechanism and causes it to stick. Could try blowing down the side of the lens but it will probably need taking apart and cleaning. It is not an easy job to do but it might be worth trying as it wou ... Canon PowerShot A710 IS Digital Camera

Lens problems I am deployed and I sent my camera to my wife and she has managed to brake it, I was hoping to get some help on this problem: When off, the camera lens is in the position as if it were being used. When turning the Canon Camera Powershot A530 on, the Canon logo screen comes on as it should. Following the blue logo screen is 2-3 rapid beeps made by the camera and a black screen is shown with the words, "Lens error, restart camera". Immediately after showing this screen for five


Try opening your camera, check the lens gear if its teeth are\015\012complete. If so, check if something stucks on it. Its much better to\015\012bring your camera to an authorized service center to re timing your\015\012lens track... ^_^ ... Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera

Canon SD900 My lens is stuck out, and everytime i try and turn on my camera it makes a grinding noise and then reads on the screen, "lens error restart camera" How do i restart the camera? And how do i make the lens not stick out if the camera is off? Thanks for your help!! C


First off, see if Canon can help you. If not, the following blog outlines some repair options for a lens error. They won't work for all cases, but they're worth a try:\015\012 ... Canon Digital SD900 / IXUS 900 Ti Digital Camera

Lens error My daughtor droped a Canon PowerShot A570 IS on the floor an now its broken: Lens remains extended and open, at switching-on the Error "lens error, restart camera" apeares on the LCD Screen, the Lens moves a little bit, and the camera shuts off after some seconds. Any Advise how to self repair it? Regards Peter


Hello folks,\015\012\015\012I hate to be the bearer or bad tidings but you have all suffered from what is probably the number one affliction of digital cameras - the deadly child drop :-(\015\012\015\012In almost all cases the ... Canon PowerShot A570 IS Digital Camera

Just purchased an powershot SX1 IS. I took one photo, zoomed in on it to see how clear the zoom was once taken a photo. THen it switched itself of with the lens still out. Now when turning it on it has a black screen and say lens error...restart camera. I have tried holding func. when turning on the camera and the time comes up on the screen. But as soon as I let go of func I get the error msg.


Hello if you just purchased this unit Then i advise you to take it back, this sounds like a system control issue or main board problem. Holding the function key while turning is factory reset, if this is not working right them the camera has a bad sy ... Canon PowerShot SX1 IS Digital Camera

I dropped my camera and the lens won't retract. The screen reads lens error restart camera. Even though I have removed the battery to restart the camera, it won't correct its self. The lens stays out.


When you reset the camera you should be able to hear the gears of the camera lens turning. The problem is that the lens is out of alignment so the lens can't slide back in. As the gears are turning, straighten out the lens (you might have to try forc ... Canon PowerShot SD750 / IXUS 75 Digital Camera

Lens error when i turn off my camera, the lens fails to retract and i get a screen that says, lens error, restart camera. Can anyone explain this. When i try to turn cmera off/on the lens remains extended. It does take pictures.


On Fathers Day, 2006, I received a Canon PowerShot SD700 IS, and it has served me well. Just before Father's Day, 2012, my young son dropped my precious PowerShot on its lens onto a wood floor, causing the smallest ring at the end of the lens assemb ... Canon PowerShot SD700 IS Digital ELPH / IXUS 800 Digital Camera

The lens on my sd600 won't open when I turn the camera to picture taking position. Screen goes black and message says ''lens error, restart camera''. I have to go back to view mode and then turn camera off and on again in order for partially opened lens to retract fully and close.


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\015\012\015\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digit ... Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital Camera

Upon turning on my camera the message 'lens error restart camera' appears against black screen. I've turned off the camera and have tried turning on again. Still same message. Prior to the above message, my camera displayed a message 'memory card error card locked' and I was not able to see view my photos. I took out the card to see if it was in a locked position to which it was not. Please help as I have vacation photos on this memory card!


Can't help with the camera- sounds like it has a fault.The photos, however, should be recoverable by putting the memory card into a card reader on a computer. ... Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera

A black screen appears saying lens error restart camera


Try these procedures. ... Canon PowerShot SD630 Digital ELPH / IXUS 65 Digital Camera

When hitting power button on the lens will not open and extend out from the camera. I get a message on the screen that reads: Lens error restart camera. Does anybody know how to fix that and get the lens to open up?


Try these procedures. ... Canon PowerShot A560 Digital Camera

Canon powershot SD780 is camera. Camera shows the canon screen then turns black and beeps three times then says "lens error restart camera". I don't know how to restart...i need to use it I'm on a trip What do I do?


There's really no way to restart it if there's a physical problem with the lens. Try to power it on again but if that doesn't reset it, the camera needs to be serviced. A great site for help with these is: camerasandparts.com They just specialize in ... Canon PowerShot SD780 IS / IXUS 100 IS Digital Camera

When i turn on my camera the green light continues to blink then i sometimes get a black screen that says "lens error, restart camera" on the bottom of the screen. I cannot turn the camera off unless I take the batteries out or wait and it turns itself off


Remove battery and reset when you switch on tap on the lens hood several times. Listen if the jammed motor releases if not repeat again . It there is no result then wee might need to open the camera but only if your are equipped and have experience w ... Canon Powershot SX110 IS Digital Camera 9.0MP

Canon SD4000 camera, when hitting the power button, the screen remains black screen, the green light blinks twice, lens zooms out, shutter opens. Screen remains black, and I do not seem to have any control at all; pressing the zoom button doesn't move lens, no notable reaction to anything. Hit the power button again, the lens zooms back into it's original position, shutter closes (occasionally does not shut completely), green light blinks twice, screen remains black. Tried turning on w/o SD card


... Canon SD4000 IS IXUS 300 HS Digital Camera

When the camera (Nikon Coolpix S3100) is turned on the screen soon goes black and there is an error message that reads "Lens error". This camera is almost brand new! Should I just return it?


Yes, try returning it first. If less than 30 days, AND you didn't drop this camera, your store should accept it for exchange or refund.\015\012\015\012But in the case that your store gives you a hassle and directs you to the vendor under warra ... Nikon Digital Cameras

I was taking photos when suddenly my Canon PowerShot SD 1300 IS IXUS 105 read "Lens error. Will shut down automatically. Restart camera." Then the screen went blank. The lens will not retract. I cannot do anything other than turn the camera back on and get the same message. I've never had this problem before.


There is something wrong with your lens barrel. It can be anything from some sand/dirt that got inside in which you try using some canned air to blow out the particles while continually turning it on and off. Usually what it is from is the camera bei ... Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS IXUS 105 Digital Camera

Lens Error I press the ON button and its a blank black screen. Then it beeps and says Lens Error. Restart camera on the bottom left corner.


I had the same problem and fortunately for me it was simple to fix. I gave it a little push & twist on the lens and to my surprise the lens retracted and now the camera works fine. Good Luck! ... Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital Camera

Lens error my canon IXUS 860 IS is having a lens error problem. firstly, the lens cant retract back and when i try to switch it on, the screen will say 'lens error, restart camera' so how do i restart the camera?? i'm currently overseas and although my camera is within warranty, i cant possibly send my camera back to the original country for repair. is there any DIY method?? i'm an amateur at cameras so i do not wish to try any method that may further make the problem worse. thank you for your h


This is probably THE single 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 ... Canon IXUS V2 Digital Camera

Lens error, restart camera telephoto lens is stuck in zoom position and won't retract, so when i turn on camera, screens says "lens error, restart camera", but it won't restart...just keep coming up with same error message


Hello mnickoliThis is a fairly common error especially with the A560.This either means that something is jamming the lens , or that the\015\012lens sensor is faulty. This is a very , if not the most common problem\015\012with modern digit ... Canon PowerShot A560 Digital Camera
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