Having problems with your Nikon COOLPIX L18 Digital Camera ?

The lens goes in and out a few times, and then it says lens error.


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As soon as i turn the camera on, the lens goes out, then retracts and does this several times. sometimes it makes an unusual elctronic/mechanical sound. it stops retracting and sending out the lens after about the 3rd or 4th time, the screen then says "lens error". from here i can not do anything but turn the camera off. how can this be fixed? this is a nikon coolpix s550


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The lens goes in and out a few times, and then it says lens error.


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I take a few shots and get the Error message 30 on my 50D- Always need to shut it off and then back on. Since I did soe net surfing, and since the camera makes a clear noise whn it goes into error mode, I am thinking it is surely a shutter problem. Anyone there confirm that it is a shutter problem? Note I was using a Sigma Lens at the time, so the little boys at my local shop are saying it is "not" the camera...of course it is still in warranty. I am looking for any HELP or ADVICE! Tony C


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Everytime i turn it on the lens goes in and out about 5 times then says lens error


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I turn it on and the lens comes out and goes back in 2 or 3 time and then the screen says "lens error"


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The lens on my nikon coolpix s210 just goes in and out a few times then says lens error and will not do anything else ? please advise - thanks !!!


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Lens Error. My Nikon COOLPIX L3 keeps on saying " LENS ERROR" and wont close up. Also it make some rattling noise when i press the on/off button or sometimes does it by itself. First the screen is black then it goes to the welcome image last it says "LENS ERROR". How can I fix it myself? If you found out the solution please message me on myspace.


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Lens error When I turn on my camera it will say coolpix but then the screen will go black and the lens will adjust a couple of times then the screen says lens error on it. What should I do?


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My coolpix s3000 says lens error when i try to zoom in. when it reachs a certain point the lens goes back in all by itself and says lens error. what's causing this problem?


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LENS ERROR my camera lens goes in and out but then it goes back in and the screen says LENS ERROR!


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Om my display is the camera saying: lens error restart camera I put on my camera and now i cant get my lens get in and every time i set on the camera it is saying lens error restart camera. I have also loaded my battery. my mailadress


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My Nikon Coolpix S3000 keeps saying lens error when I turn it on. The lens still comes out and shows a picture for about a second, and then the screen goes blank and says "lens error." What's wrong?


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I turn on my camera ans the lens starts to focus but then once its out it goes back in and it says lens error wat can it be


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Sanyo vpc-E870 Most of the time my camera won't turn on at all and when it does it says lens error 11, then shuts off... When I'm lucky it'll turn on so I can review my pics but shortly after it says lens error 27 and once again shuts off!!!!


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