Having problems with your Nikon COOLPIX S230 Digital Camera ?

I have a Nikon S230 (touch screen) and out of nowhere, it said "Lens error" whenever I turned it on, and zoomed in and out then just shut off. I got really mad since it was a new camera, and hit it a couple of times. The "Lens error" went away and it returned to normal, except now the screen and all the pictures I take are extremely blurry, please help!


Answers :

Hello

The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \015\012probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.

Use\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012 these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.

Firstly ,\015\012 try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.

Try holding the \015\012shutter button while switching on the camera.

Look at the lens , \015\012and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then \015\012try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).

Try gently \015\012pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may \015\012cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.

Another\015\012 way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and \015\012then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to\015\012 not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and \015\012down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the \015\012camera is enough to get things going again.

Try hitting your \015\012camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of \015\012your hand.

Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair \015\012center for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to \015\012replace the camera.

If it is still under warranty I would suggest\015\012 you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any \015\012off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about\015\012 warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.

You can also have a look at THIS link.

Hope \015\012the advise is useful. please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance.

Regards
Andrea
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Nikon COOLPIX S230 Digital Camera

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

I have a Nikon S230 (touch screen) and out of nowhere, it said "Lens error" whenever I turned it on, and zoomed in and out then just shut off. I got really mad since it was a new camera, and hit it a couple of times. The "Lens error" went away and it returned to normal, except now the screen and all the pictures I take are extremely blurry, please help!


HelloThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \015\012probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a pro ... Nikon COOLPIX S230 Digital Camera

My Nikon coolpix S10 camera was dropped and now the screen only says "lens error". If it is not touched the function returns to normal (has done so twice), but now the screen only say that one message and you can't turn it off or do anything). When it was turned off again and then turned on after a series of clicking noise the screen only said "lens error" and does not allow any other options(even turning off). Any helpful ideas would be apprecited. Thank you!


Hi,try this out it worked for most of them who had a similar problem like urs:Gently tap it twice at the end of the camera to ur plam and it will work again.just tap it very lightly against the bottom of the camera holdi ... Digital Cameras

Sony dsc-f707 Please Help. I turned my camera on and everything worked except the screen is black. I thought I had left the lens cover on but it wasn"t. I can look at my saved pics on my memory stick but cannot see anything throght the lens or the screen. There isn't any error code on the screen either. I reset everythin a couple of times but still nothing. Thanks


Http://www.dcviews.com/press/Sony-Oct05.htmhttp://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB113036700399480540-a19XaVrSzPcGNlv5Gmp_TgcLE_E_20061027.htmlDigital Camera and Video Phone Number 1 800 222 7669\015\012- it's automated, just say yo ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F717 Digital Camera

My Sony Cybershot DSC-S950 10.1MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom with Steady Shot returns error message "Turn the power on and off again"! on the screen. also, the lens dont retract like it normally does. i turn it off and on bt the error message persists. when i leave it on, it then turns off by itself after about a minute.


HelloThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \012probability is that you will have to g ... Sony Cybershot DSC-S950 Digital Camera

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?


You should have dropped your camera down. try tapping the device when the message pops up. if it works then you are lucky if no then take it to a service centre to get it done. it costs about 60$ ... Nikon Coolpix 3200 Digital Camera

Lens error Hi My Powershot SD4000IS developed a problem after taking it out 4 wheeling.(in a bag, semi protected) a few days later, the lens front cover would not open all the way and I got a black shadow on top and bottom of the picture. Then I took several pictures that are normal and finally the lens will not extend any more and I get a note on the screen that reads : Lens error Will shut down automatically Restart Camera. What could be the problem, could it be dust??


It could be dust, or it could be other things. \012Try the procedure in this tip. ... Canon SD4000 IS IXUS 300 HS Digital Camera

My digital camera say lens error:21 how do i repiar the lens? sanyo vpc-e760 My SANYO VPC-S650 says lens error:507 everytime I turn the camera on. The lens has not returned back to normal position, and everytime I turn the camera it cuts back off. I hav tried replacing the batteries so the batteries are not dead


The lens has a servo fault. This can be either the lens motor, the helicoil in the lens is jamming, or the servo drive electronics has a fault. \015\012\015\012You will have to send the camera for service if you want to fix this. I doubt ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 Digital Camera

I have a canon ixus 900Ti. I turned it on yesterday and the lens came out as normal. when i went to take a pic the camera shut off but the lense never retracted. when i turned the camera back on the splash screen came on, followed by a series of beeps and then and error message saying "lens error, restart camera". restarting has not solved the problem. its like the lens is stuck out. hope you can help Regards Liam


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 ... Digital Cameras

Lens it had a low battery light, then after taking last picture, the screen went blank and the lens stayed out. when i hit the on/off button it says on the screen, lens error, restart camera? how do you restart camera?


MIne is doing the same thing. I'm pretty sure in my case it is because sand got stuck behind the lens and the lens can't retract properly. ... Canon PowerShot A460 Digital Camera

Dropped my camera on soft dirt which ,when it hit, bumped the corner of the lens casing. The Camera was on so the lens was out abit. Now, when turning the camera on, the lens won't retract or zoom out....I can hear the camera trying to retract the lens for maybe 6-8 seconds and then the on-screen msg "Lens error' appears.


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camer ... Nikon COOLPIX P80 Digital Camera

Lens error Hello. I've had my camera since October now, and of course it's fallen a couple times or been bumped into things, but it's always worked fine afterwards. But tonight, I had it on my tripod, which apparently isn't as sturdy as I thought it was, because it fell straight forward. My lens fell right on the concrete. It is like, visibly crooked now, not much but you can tell, and every time I try to turn it on the lens tries to extend but then it just stops, the screen goes black for a sec


You will most likely need to send the camera in for service. There really is no way to repair this problem on your own.Since you are not out of your 1 year manufacturer's warranty, you will not yet qualify for the upgrade program, however Canon ... Canon PowerShot A540 Digital Camera

When I turn on my Panasonic DMC-FX55 the lens comes out fine and the screen displays for 2 seconds then goes blank except for the message 'Turn off then on again' - which doesn't work. The only way to get the lens to retract is to select 'Playback' - tun off then on . The playback mode works fine and after 10 econds the lens returns to closed position. Is their a combination of buttons that reset the camera??


... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX55K Digital Camera

When hitting power button on the lens will not open and extend out from the camera. I get a message on the screen that reads: Lens error restart camera. Does anybody know how to fix that and get the lens to open up?


Try these procedures. ... Canon PowerShot A560 Digital Camera

Zoom ERROR When I turn my Camera on it comes up saying Zoom Error. I can't Zoom in or out - and all I can see is a black screen. Last time I used it - I took a picture and put it bck in my bag - when I pulled it out again the error msg came up. It has happened once before and I reset the camera through the menu and the msg went away and the camera went bck to normal so when it happened again I press reset but this time it hasn't made a difference. Any suggestions?


HelloThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \015\012probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a pro ... Fuji FinePix A820 Digital Camera

Olympus FE-210 I dropped my Olympus FE-210 when it was on and the lens was out. Now, the camera still workes fine, but the lens will not close all the way. After I shut it off, it opens and closes as if trying to fix itslef, but tops after three tries. The zoom still works, but it makes a clicking noise as the lens adjusts. I wouldn't mind any of this, except that now I can't upload my pictures. Normally, when I hook up the USB, a screen comes up on the camera dispaying my options. Now when I ho


Dont drop it next time you ****** !!! ... Olympus FE-210 Digital Camera

Zoom error Today after using my camera for awhile the back screen displayed "zoom error" and a little sound whirled. Then the camera shut off by itself. I turned it on and off a couple of times, but without success. The lens is extended and will not withdraw back into the camera. I have taken out the batteries and re-inserted them. Finally, I gently pushed the lenses back to the body of the camera (as they seemed to be trying to go back to the camera), I am still getting the zoom error reading a


You may be true that sand must be creating this problem, as this happens very often. the sand enters into the lense assembly, creating friction in the movement. if this has happened total dismantelling and cleaning of the lense assembly will solve t ... Olympus Camedia C-350 Digital Camera

Every time I turn the camera on, the error message, "ZOOM ERROR" appears and it will not let me take any pictures. It will not move away from the screen with the error message. How do I fix this setting and get back to the normal setting?


HelloThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \012probability is that you will have to g ... Fuji FinePix S700 Digital Camera

I have a casio EX S 500 it it turned on in error while in my pocket book the lens must have hit against something in my bag. Now when I turn on the camera to take a picture there is a buzzing sound the lens go in and out and there is no image on the screen, when you look through the lens, I am able to view pictures stored on the camera , can the problem be fixed? if yes will it be expensive?


HelloThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \012probability is that you wi ... Casio Exilim EX-S500 Digital Camera

Focus Error When I turn on the camera "Zoom Error" comes up on screen. Will take pix, but very out of focus. Tried turning on / off; removing battery etc, but problem will not go away. Lens cover does not close when this problem occurs. Is there a "Master Reset" button?


HelloThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \012probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional. ... Fuji FinePix F410 Digital Camera

Zoom error Our daughter has a Fujifilm FinePix A600 She dropped the camera and the zoom lens hit her knee. Now when you turn the camera on in the screen it says "zoom error." Is this possibly an easy fix that would make it worth taking it in to have it serviced?


The lens got out of track. Try to have them back by forcing gently the lens in ou out with your fingers. If they are bent, force them straight. Hope it helps. ... Fuji FinePix A600 Digital Camera

I have a Nikon D100 with a Nikon AF Nikkor 24-85mm 1:2.8-4 D lens or a Nikon AF-S Nikkor ED 7-300mm 1:4-5.6G VR lens. I'm on vacation in Hawaii and am troubled by an error that appeared today. The "number" displayed on the operating "screen" which normally shows the number of pictures which will fit in the memory available is jumbled and/or semi-illegible. The best way I can describe the number is as follows: If the number were "365" it appears as follows: 3 displays only the top and


You can try and reboot the camera, if this doesn't work then consult the repair shops and see if your display can be replaced for a low cost. For warrenty ifo con tact Nikon at their customer service center at ... Nikon Digital Cameras

Took three pics yesterday and the lens refused to return in the housing message on screen lens error sounds as if it is trying to close but stuck nikon p50000 digital camera


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camer ... Nikon COOLPIX P5000 Digital Camera

E18 error I have a Canon Ixus II which is four years old. Today I switched it on, took a couple of pictures which appeared blurred on the screen. Deleted these pictures. Camera lens stayed out. Switched camera on and E18 showed on bottom left of screen.


The following outlines some repair options for a lens error:\015\012\015\012http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/ ... Canon PowerShot SD110 / IXUS IIs Digital Camera

Coolpix P60 - had it hooked to tv to view photos - was working fine. Unhooked it and now the lens stays out - it retracts when you hit the on/off button, but the lens always pops out again. Cannot view anything (viewfinder and screen are both blank except for camera settings). Have changed batteries, put in a different memory card - nothing seems to work..


Hi,\015\012\015\012Please try to hook up at TV again and see if still functioning there. Then press |[]| to alternate between displays.\015\012\015\012It hope it will work.\015\012\015\012Cheers! ... Nikon COOLPIX P60 Digital Camera

Flash the flash on my Sony cyber shot isn't working. There isn't an error on the screen, but normally I can just hit the flash on the upper arrow and I have the option to turn the flash on or off, that doesn't come up anymore. Do you know what I should do to change the settings back to normal? Thank you


Might be the software could be corrupted try reinstall the software r go to the nearby sony world ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.lionebra.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.3464 seconds