Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SX100 IS Digital Camera ?

Lens problem when pressing on the on button it just comes up lens error, restart camera then turns off !


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That's a fairly new camera, and is likely still under warranty. Contact Canon first to see if they'll help 1-800-828-4040 or 1-800-OK-CANON (1-800-652-2666).
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\015\012Lens 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.
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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, or Canon will not help, they're worth a try:
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\015\012http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html
I'm on my third SX100 in 6 months with the "lens error - restart camera" problem. I have had no unusual handling or location (dusty, sandy, etc) situations. Just regular family, flowers, landscape shots. My suggestion is that you take the camera back if you can and get a new one that is not a Canon. Seems they are becoming notorious for lens problems in this class of camera. I'm taking my third one that broke down this weekend (at a wedding) back to Best buy today, where I bought it , and demanding at least an in-store credit. This is ridiculous.
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