Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD850 IS Digital Camera ?

Lens won't retract, says lens error - Canon PowerShot SD850 IS Digital 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 40% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, or if repair costs close to the value of the camera, they're worth a try.
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Lens won't retract, says lens error - Canon PowerShot SD850 IS Digital 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 SD850 IS Digital Camera

My Canon PowerShot SD850 IS has a lens that is stuck in the extended position. I get a screen that says lens error, restart camera, but when I try to connect to the software, I get a screen on the computer telling me the computer cannot detect the camera. Battery is freshly charged, and I get the little yellow bird picture on the camera when I turn it on. It beeps about 4 times, and then turns off. Is there a safe way to get the lens to retract?


Don't play around with that lens, you can do more damage to the camera and focus with some of the stuff people tell you to try. Your camera just needs to be serviced and you'll be working great again. The shop that specializes in service for the powe ... Canon PowerShot SD850 IS Digital Camera

Lens is open and won't retreat back inside. I turn the power on and makes a funny clicking noise like its trying to retract the lens back in. After three seconds of this it says "lens error, restart camera". Its a canon powershot SD790 IS digital elph with image stabilizer. Canon PC1261...don't know if that helps.


I've had similar problems with various versions of this camera. Here's the fix, if all else fails. These are step-by-step instructions to take apart and fix the camera's lens error. http://johnsmouth.wordpress.com/2010/12/01/lens-error/ ... Canon PowerShot SD790 IS/ IXUS 90 IS Digital Camera

I have a canon powershot SD850 IS digital ELPH camera. Every time i turn the camera on it beeps three times and says "Lens Error, Restart Camera" then it shuts off.


Lens errors are displayed when the camera cannot move the lens or something is slowing it down.Accidental damage may have occured including the possibility of it being dropped or having something spilled inside of it.Determine ... Digital Cameras

The lens will not retract. A message says "lens error, restart camera," but the camera will not restart. The camera is a Canon PowerShot S3 IS. I can hear a "whirring" or motor noise when I try to start it, but the lens will not retract and it will not take photos or allow you to review photos. Batteries are just fine. I imagine it's the gears, but I wish I could have it repaired for not a lot of money.


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. O ... Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

I have only had my Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS Digital camera since December and all of a sudden whenever I try to turn it on, the lens does not open or move out and I receive an error message saying "Lens Error, Will shut down automatically, Restart camera." I have never dropped this camera and am concerned that it is not fixable. Please help!


It always comes because there is something loose inside the lens, such as a screw.\015\012These articles maybe helpful for you: ... Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS IXUS 130 Digital Camera

Digital Camera Have a canon powershot SD700 IS digital elph ... "lens error ... restart camera" shows in the display and lens will not retract ... any suggestions?


The following blog outlines some repair options for a lens error:\015\012http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing ... Digital Cameras

Was shooting with Canon PowerShot S3 IS and the lens won't retract,screen says lens error,restart camera. I have restarted camera, changed batteries etc... still nothing. You can hear a clicking sound like something should be happening, but it won't retract.


According to what you were doing there is a possiblity that its jus sand or someting that got caught in the lens. please take it to the neariest repair shop to get it cleaned/ checked. ... Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera

Bent lens I have dropped my canon digital camera. The lens will now not retract and it is bent at an angle. When I turn it on it just says "lens error restart camera" Can i fix this myself?


From what you describe it doesn't sound good. But here's some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for about 50% of lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty they're worth a try:\015\012\015\012 ... Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera

My Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Digital Elph camera is saying "Lens Error, Restart Camera" what must I do. I have restarted it a couple times and it is still not working. The lens is still not closed. Help.


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Every time I try to turn on my Canon PowerShot SD850 IS digital camera, the display screen states that a lens error has occurred. I checked the camera multiple times and there seems to be no problem with the lens. What can I do to solve this problem?


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My husband dropped our canon powershot sd900 in the dirt accidentally.The lens as a result does not retract anymore and when tying to tunr the camera on, it says, lens error, restart the camera which we did but got the same message. ANy idea what the pb is?


Yes you got dirt in side the lens gears and it eather needs repair cleaning. or replacement.you can try a can of compressed air and tap it gently on its side to free the dirt from in between the gears. If you choose to get it fixed let me know I can ... Digital Cameras

Unit Model: Canon Powershot A2200 Problem: Battery drains without retracting the lens. at power on: LCD says error lens, will shut down automatically, resart camera. how to restart this camera? ive already removed the battery & turned on off several times...


I suggest check in this link, some tips about fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.Hope helps. ... Canon A2200 Digital Camera

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A lens error restart camera message would mean the camera just needs to be repaired. Something happened with the lens on the camera. A site that is excellent for help with the powershot models is ... Canon PowerShot SD850 IS Digital Camera

Camera is saying lens error restart camera - Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera


Problem: dust in the gaps near lens which makes it jammed. \012Effect: the sceen shows blk color. \012Solution: just blow over it or vaccum it. ... Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera

Camera drop! Ok! So i dropped my camera (canon powershot SD850) on my bathroom floor! its not that broken except when i turn it on it says lens error restart camera? how do i restart it?


You need to take it to a camera shop for servicing, this is not something you're going to be able to solve at home ... Canon PowerShot SD850 IS Digital Camera

Turn camera on (Canon Powershot A480 digital), logo comes up, then it says LENS ERROR RESTART CAMERA. However, when restarting camera, same thing happens


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Your camera has a lens error,\015\012 this\015\012 is such a common fault th ... Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital Camera

Lens error When I turn the camera on it says "Lens error, restart camera," and turns itself off. When I turn it back on, the same problem occurs. The lens covers aren't completely closed, and the entire lens seems to be sticking out a little bit, like it didn't retract all the way. Please help! Thanks. Turn on the camera, camera shows a canon logo, then before turns off it said lens error, restart camera


\015\012\015\012I have a solution posted in doc "nikon s5 s6 lens cover error repair.doc"  uploaded on site http://www.esnips.com/web/papputatiyasStuff&n ... Digital Cameras

Powers off my canon powershot sd600 digital camera keeps powering off after about 30 seconds. I have gotten a new battery and that didn't help. On the left hand side before it shuts down it has the letter and numbers E18 on the bottom. The zoom lens is also sticking out and will not retract. There are no error messages on the camera at all. If anyone has a solution please let me know. Thanks!


E18 is a lens error message, the lens is stuck or bent, and wouldn't come out, that's why camera shuts off after it tries to do so at the start, not much you can do, but replace the whole lens assembly ... Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital Camera

Lens error, restart camera - Canon PowerShot SD850 IS Digital Camera


Problem: dust in the gaps near lens which makes it jammed. \012Effect: the sceen shows blk color. \012Solution: just blow over it or vaccum it. ... Canon PowerShot SD850 IS Digital Camera

My camera stop woking it say error lens - Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera


Does the lens motor seem stuck, does it not extend or retract properly? Try to unjam the lens by gently pushing it in or pulling it out a little bit. IF that fails, the gears are too misaligned to repair it without opening it and you may need a ... Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera

OKAY . well . I have a Canon PowerShot SD1000 digital elph . whenever I turn it on it kinda freezes and says "Lens error, restart camera." my camera's like my life . help :(


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My canon powershot SD850 IS fell. Since then the lens does not completely retract, and I get the lens error restart the camera.


The motor would be jammed and this would need to be opened to clear the jam. Usually i would recommend taking this to a camera shop. What you can try is slowly push on the lens until it goes in take out the battery the put it back in, this should put ... Canon PowerShot SD850 IS Digital Camera
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