Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SX100 IS Digital Camera ?

I keep gettin lens error restart camera on my canon powershot sx100 and the lens wont retract. I have turned it on and off several times now. Is there anything i can do to get it working again?


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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'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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