Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD780 IS / IXUS 100 IS Digital Camera ?

My camera says lens error, restart camera - and wont take the lens in.. what du i do? how du i restart?


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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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My camera says lens error, restart camera - and wont take the lens in.. what du i do? how du i restart?


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