Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SX100 IS Digital Camera ?

Digital camera lens cannot come out. Restarting required

\015 I cannot start my digital camera because the lens is not coming out. It keeps saying lens error, please restart.Could you please look into that for me6\015

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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 ...
\015\012Here's 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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