Having problems with your Nikon COOLPIX S230 Digital Camera ?

Cant take photos, only the message of lens errors appears

Answers :


The 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You can also have a look at THIS link.

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

\012try these:-\012
  • connect it to pc and on it
  • \012
  • vaccum the barrel of lens
  • \012
  • changing mem. card and batt. for 2min.
  • \012
  • shake it.
  • \012
  • on and off in different positions
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 :

Cant take photos, only the message of lens errors appears

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. ... Nikon COOLPIX S230 Digital Camera

I DROPPED MY COOLPIX L6. When I switch it on the lens extrudes normally and I can take a photo. When I switch it off there is a buzzing sound as if the lens is trying to retract. I then get the message Lens error and a Triangle appears with the ! sign. Question: Is it possible to repair the damage

Hi,\015\012\015\012As motor is running but lens won't retract sometimes lens would slip off with the gear or break off a tooth in the gear when it gets dropped. Try to gently move the lens barrel around with the finger and see if it is moving, ... Nikon Coolpix 5200 Digital Camera

My Canon 40D suddenly came down with the dreaded Error 99 for no apparent reason. I have tried all the usual, battery, memory card, lens, but no luck. Even on the bulb setting the shutter won't stay open. It clicks as if taking a photo but then the error message appears. Is it a job for Canon? Thanks Trevor Lx

Welcome to Fixya\015\012\015\012Err 99 could mean several different things, such as... Memory Card, Lens or Lens contacts.... \015\012Here's what yo ... Canon EOS 40D Digital Camera

Lens Error I purchased a Nikon P90 a month ago; and it was working just fine. A couple of days ago during a photo shoot (after taking 190+ photos without any trouble), the camera went crazy.. It shows a lens error when turned on; asks to 'remove the lens cap' even if it is already removed. The lens starts to zoom out & in for a couple of times; then this error message comes up and just hangs. Tried removing the card, battery and even tried re-charging the cell. I purchased it from UK, and I'm n

This is probably THE most common failure among digital cameras. There's a halfway chance of fixing it yourself, described here: http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html ... Nikon COOLPIX P90 Digital Camera

Lens Error Hi, When i start my camera, (Normally lens will open) the lens open and immediatly it gets closed with a sound . and says "LENS ERROR" on the screen.and closes. but i can see and download photos which i have taken with that photo viewing mode. But i cant take any new photos Kindly Help me in this Thanks Aby

Firmware doesn't solve lens errors. that can only be solved by sending into repairs. Give them a call at 800-706-2534 and then keep choosing option 1. ... Casio QV-R3 Digital Camera

Frame error Turn on and take photo and then a message comes up saying "frame error" and then Even shutting the camera off. When turning it back on it still says "frame error" . When you take several photos you only end up with a very few on the memory card. What is the problem and how can i fix it? I cant view any of the photos. I replace camera with a new battery. Could it be my SMART CARD. Need help! Fuji MX-2900

... Fuji MX-2900 Zoom Digital Camera

Lens error My Casio ex-z60 camara lens wont fully extend.When power is turned on, a clicking noise is heard. The LCD displays what will be captured, but is is blury. Then the lens closes and a "lens error" message apears on the LCD. Sometimes a message that says "retry power on" appears. Every thing else works fine. I am able to view my pictures .but I can not take any pictures.. Thank you

This is the lens focus gears. They are either knocked out of alignment, or debris has jammed them. The good news is it can be fixed....Casio most likely won't help. Hint...google my user name. ... Casio EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z60 Digital Camera

Upon turning on my camera the message 'lens error restart camera' appears against black screen. I've turned off the camera and have tried turning on again. Still same message. Prior to the above message, my camera displayed a message 'memory card error card locked' and I was not able to see view my photos. I took out the card to see if it was in a locked position to which it was not. Please help as I have vacation photos on this memory card!

Can't help with the camera- sounds like it has a fault.The photos, however, should be recoverable by putting the memory card into a card reader on a computer. ... Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera

Lumix tz3 Please turn camera off and then on again" as soon as camera is switched on. I Can view any menu, or read SD card, but cannot take any pictures. If I turn on in a picture taking mode it starts to focus and then the message appears, when I turn it off the lens does not close. If I turn on in playback mode, it works fine, if I turn it off from playback mode, then the lens closes. Basically, any picture taking mode triggers the error message. Solution?

Low battery maybe? Try holding camera firmly in one hand, with camera on and in record mode, and strike in on its edge firmly on the heal of your other hand. This technique is often sucessful with temporary camer 'quirks' like freezing, lens not full ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Digital Camera

Error message my nikon D -80 is flahing an error message. When i try to take a photograph i hear it cycle, but nothing is taken. The automatic focus does not work. I think i might have turned the camera off by accident while it was writing a photo to my card *sighs* I have tried removing the battery, a new card, remove and replace the lens, remove lens and clean contact, and talking very sweetly to the camrea. Nothing worked and the same messages is displayed when i turn the camera on. Any advic

This may be due to the aperture ring in your lens. Try the following:\015\012\015\0121. Turn off your camera\015\0122. Move the aperture ring clockwise then lock\015\0123. Turn on your camera and try again.\015\012 ... Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm Lens

Error Message When I take a photo with Nikon D60 it's as though the shutter gets stuck and it gives an error message on the screen (Error! Press shutter release button again.) The top half of the photos are completely black. Also, there have been a couple of times during this problem that the shutter clicks and when looking through the viewfinder everything appears tinted. Weird, I know! Any ideas or suggestions?

Try to take off the battery and reset the camera. You can also try to remove the lens and check the mirror opening..see if there is some thing stuck there. You can try to click the shutter while the lens is removed. If this procedure didn't work I su ... Nikon D60 Digital Camera with 18-55mm lens

Turn the power off and on again....this is what appeared after i download some pictures to my computer for the first time. When I do this the same words appear on the screen and I am unable to take any pictures When I turn on my Cybershot DCS W90, A message sayes 'turn the power off and on again' the lens does not open and I can't take photos but can see photos stored on memory card.... what do I need to do to fix this?

I have a Sony P32. Found the answer on another board'\015\012Hit the front of the camera where the lens is on carpet a couple of times. I jars the problem loose ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W100 Digital Camera

Lens Error. Hi. I dropped my camera on the 30th of December last year, while taking pictures of Christmas lights. This happened, when I was being stupid, because I didn't put my wrist ********. It slipped right out of my hands and fell lens down on the concrete while it was on. I picked it up and it said: lens error. When I turn it in, the lens will go out as normal, but the message will appear and it will turn off. The shutter only closes halfway. I think it is jammed. Is there anyway to fix th

Try jiggling the lens. Use compressed air to blow out any grit around the lens barrel. If that doesn't do it, you'll need to get the camera serviced. ... Nikon COOLPIX L18 Digital Camera

Error-C1 I was on holiday in dusty hot conditions when my second hand camara became unusable. I turned the camara on to take a photo and the zoom lens and shutter became stuck. The screen went blue and 'error-C1' appeared on the screen. Every time I turned it on thereafter the same blue screen came up and it makes a strange mechanical noise when I turn it on. It also turns itself off after a few seconds but the zoom still doesn't shut. The battery symbol still appeared but it appeared to be out

Dirt /dust in the lens and lens gear box ( this drives zooming only ) preventing optimum functioning. Lens cannot properly come on line ( shutter and diaphragh mechanism then do not come on line ) and the camera switches off. Solution : is ether repl ... Kyocera Finecam S4 Digital Camera

My dimage z3 takes lovely photos, which appear on screen, only to disappear after a second with a 'system error' message. When I look at the 'viewing photos' option, a red triangle with an exclamation mark inside, appears. So my photos are on the camera, but inaccessible. I have had it fixed under warranty once for the same problem, but that has now expired. It is over 5 years old now

This could be a problem writing to the memory card. The first thing I would try is inserting a different card (SD type) as a test. ... Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3 Digital Camera

The lens will not retract. A message says "lens error, restart camera," but the camera will not restart. The camera is a Canon PowerShot S3 IS. I can hear a "whirring" or motor noise when I try to start it, but the lens will not retract and it will not take photos or allow you to review photos. Batteries are just fine. I imagine it's the gears, but I wish I could have it repaired for not a lot of money.

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. O ... Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

Has always worked fine, til just now. took a photo, went to put onto ebay and opened picture using windows picture and fax viewer. not happy with photo,switched off, removed camera from cradle (link to pc) and tried to take another photo, but when i switched the camera on i had an error message stating 'focus error' and when i tried to switch it off the zoom lens remained extended and will not go back into tne camera. I have read the manual and tried removing and replacing the battery, but this

For your information the computer has nothing to do with the focus error!!!!the error appears as a message due to either of these reasons.\015\012\015\012you have dropped down the cam.remember even a small drop may ca ... Fuji FinePix F410 Digital Camera

Canon g10 lens error.. lens fully extended then won't take a photo.. then the lens error appeared

Causes\015\012 of a Lens Error: There are a number of ways with which a lens error can\015\012 be caused. Particulates might have managed to get into the mechanical \015\012bits that allow the lens to retract, a purely physical interference wit ... Canon PowerShot G10 Digital Camera

I have a Nikon D90 with the 18-105 lens. Frequently, when attempting to take a photo, I will get an error message. If I turn the camera off and then on again the error message will go away. Any suggestions??

This is a common problem with D-90's. Nikon won't admit a problem, until they do not much can be done. I have to pull the battery to make my error message go away! I know this info doesn't help much, but your certainly not alone! ... Nikon D90 Digital Camera with 18-105mm lens

We have a Sony DSC-P150 7.2 Megapixel camera. When it switches on we get an error message as follows: E:61:00. If we get the option to take a picture then there appears to be no auto focus on the lens alsowhen switching off the camera the lens does not close down into the camera.

... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P150 Digital Camera

I turn on my Pentax Optio e60 camera, and the lens opens, but i dont think it has extended to its maximum. and the display screen is black and i cant take photos and it says 'lens error 0x4110000' then turns itself off. very annoying and please help me fix it.

See http://www.fixya.com/support/r13011856-lens_error ... Digital Cameras

My Nikon Coolpix L12 will power on but won't take a photo. There are no error messages on the screen. The lens will extend and retract. The zoom works. The shutter release button depresses but will not "snap" a photo. The card in the camera is fine and is recognized by camera. Thanks for your help!

Well, seems like a camera failure to me,actually the processor inside the boards is wrong, maybe your product is a failure ones, I think it's better for you find the dealer or service center to solve this problem.But, you can try remove t ... Nikon COOLPIX L12 Digital Camera

When I press the on/off button to open my camera a message appears stating 'Lens error' and the lens automatically opens and closes a couple of times before closing so I cannot take any photographs. How can I fix this?

Hi!Most likely the focus is stuck. Could be sand or some dirt inside focus gears. They're very small for these lens which are used in many Nikon, Olympus, Casio and other cameras so even one small piece of sand can block the focus system. The o ... Nikon Coolpix S210 Digital Camera

E24 code Hi all, when i turn my Canon Ixus 70 Digital Camera on i cannot take a picture as as an error message appears E24. I can look at photo's but not take them . Please help me !!! =)

Dont stick a pin in the wee hole at the front thinking its the restart button.\015\012it's the microphone... ... Canon PowerShot SD500 / IXUS 700 Digital Camera

Digital camera lens cover will not close lens error on screen does not zoom cant take photos

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 p ... Fuji FinePix S5000 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: 0.3521 seconds