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Here are some troubleshooting steps that you can try that may correct your problem. If the camera is out of warranty (or repair cost approaches that of the camera), they're worth a try. Some of the later steps do involve some risk to the camera, so carefully weigh your options before deciding to conduct them:
http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html
And the video provides a summary of the steps:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkEfnF6zVxc
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Lans error camera is full with sand


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Lens error When I try to zoom the lens, it comes up with a lens error. We just got back from a trip to the beach, where my daughter accidentally kicked up sand while she was running toward me and I had the camera ready to take her picture. When I power up the camera I can hear a gritty sound when the lens extends. I've cleaned up the rest of the camera, but don't know how to get the sand out of the lens housing.


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 hav ... Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera

Lens error i brought my camera to the beach and sand got on the camera. i got a majority of the sand out, but the camera continues to say "lens error". help!!


The very smallest piece of sand will jam any digital camera lens. You should be extremely careful to never allow sand to get anywhere near any digital camera. The gears are very small, thus the smallest piece of debris will do a lot of damage. To rem ... Nikon COOLPIX L3 Digital Camera

Format Error I have a SDSC-W55 with a 2GB SanDisk memory card. On a recent vacation, the camera just stopped taking pictures and displayed FORMAT ERROR on the screen. The card was half full and the battery had sufficient charge. I was initially able to display the pictures I took so I stopped using the camera. Now I cannot display any pictures at all. The camera displays the same error. My PC will not recognize the memory card. If I pull the card, the camera and PC works fine with the inter


This kind of problem is called "Format Error" and often happens to memory card or USB flash. \015\012\015\012There are many reasons may lead to this. Like pull out the card without power off or fall the memory card onto the ground, ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera

Lens Error My daughter and I just got back from a trip to St Croix. We stayed at a resort on the beach and also went snorkeling. The camera was exposed to sand and water. While snorkeling we had the camera in a zip-loc bag so I do not believe it got water in it but I know that while on the beach it may have gotten sand on it. Now the lens won't retract and we are getting a "lens error 12". Any suggestions? Thanks


Hard choices here my friend. Sand in the lens system is bad news.Jams up the close fitting bits. You basically have two choices. Get the camera repaired or throw it away and buy a new one. Cost of repair will likely exceed the v ... Kodak EasyShare C330 Digital Camera

Olympus D-435 Our camera has been working fine until last week when we started getting this error message - memory full on a blue screen when we had taken only one photo (and deleted all previous photos). Thinking there was a problem with the memory card, we removed it and used only the camera's internal memory which worked for a short while - allowing us to take 12 shots - but now it will only let us take 1 shot before giving us the error message. Is there anything I can do? Many thanks


You can try updating the firmware of the camera since this is not a problem with the memory card its with the camera itself you can check Olympus web site for software update on this.Hope that helps....... ... Digital Cameras

Today i went to a beach nad my camera fell in the sand. After taken it out when i switch on, the lens does not move at all. It is stucked because of sand and on the screen it says "lens error, restart the camera". So in order to get it fix, what should i do? for information, i bought it from best buy in houston last thanks giving.


Sorry to hear that shivamfc. You are an unfortunate Canon user with the unlucky results of digital camera + sand = dead.To make the camera to work again, you need to be sure to remove the sand that got inside the lens mechanism, unfortun ... Canon PowerShot SD880 IS Digital Camera

Lens error Lens is fully retracted. At power on there is motor noise and clicking but the lens does not extend. Screen reports "lens error" and the camera shuts down. Can the camera be partially dismantled to release the lens or is this a full repair job?


Try the procedures in this tip before taking the camera in for repairs. ... Canon PowerShot S95 Digital Camera

Format error I have a full card of photos and when I went to upload them on the computer I got a "format error" reading on the camera and now cannot access anything on it.  I just looked at these photos last night on the camera and they were fine.


Just get a new card or delete some pictures ... Gateway DC-T50 Digital Camera

I tried to film on my camera but it keeps saying card error. now i can not see any of my pics or videos. it wont let me take pics or films either. when i turn on my camera it keeps saying crad error. before this happend it was saying the memory was full so i deleted some videos but now this has happened.


Buy a card reader and use it to download to your computer. Then, insert the card back in the camera, go into the menu and scroll to "format"...follow the on-screen instructions. ... Digital Cameras

My camera was dropped in the sand yesterday, and now when i turn it on it says lens error. I removed as much of the sand as i could reach, and blew out a good portion of it, but it still wont turn on without saying lens error. what should i do?


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digi ... Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS IXUS 105 Digital Camera

Communication error I was in process of downloading pics from my camera to the computer and had to put in a different memory disk into the computer. I have downloaded pics from this dis disk before but now all I get ia a message that says "Communication error" on the camera screen. the battery has a full charge, i have tried taking it out and putting it back in, removed the battery and put it back in. I even tried a brand new cable!! Any one can help!!! thanks kim


Try NOT connecting your camera to your computer.The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or conne ... Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Digital Camera

When I turn on my camera I get a Memory Card Full Error. I know that the memory card is not full. I have even put a brand new memory card in the camera with no pictures on it and I still get the same message.


Hi,\015\012\015\012I do not know whether your camera has an internal memory or not. A model would have helped and i could have given detail instructions. In its absence kindly do the following:\015\012\015\012Power on the camera and go in ... Digital Cameras

Card Error None of my 3 memory cards are being accepted by my camera all of a sudden. I get a Card Full message, but when I try to view the images, the screen reads No Images. I've tried to format the cards again, but get a Card Error message. I've updated my firmware. The manual doesn't offer any suggestions for this error that I seem able to repair on my own. Any ideas?


If you are using a card reader for transfer to the computer, it is possible that you are corrupting your memory cards by accident (you have to make sure to eject the cards before removing them from the card reader). Try a new card and see if it will ... Olympus EVOLT E-500 Digital Camera

Canon A400 Hi, I have the above camera (canon power shot A400) and have just solved the E18 error by tapping the plastic A/V out cover - THANK YOU ! However, now, although the camera turns on, lense extends and I get full working order - after a few minutes I get the message 'Change batteriers'. and the camera dies. I have now put in several new batteries (including the little(cr1220) but the same message keeps coming up and the screen and the whole thing dies after a few seconds. Is this a furt


Having using standard LR6 batteries in a Canon before you will only get 3 or 4 pics max before it drains the batteries. You really need high power AA's like 2300mAH+ rechargeables for any good performance or Lithium AA's ... Canon PowerShot A400 Digital Camera

Error on formating new memory card in camera error says memory card is full brand new card i tried 2 in faact same error kodak c310


The lever on your SD card might be turned the wrong way so the SD card is reading protective. \015\012Please turn the lever and try again.\015\012\015\012The SD card might not be supported by the model: Your camera Memory card suppo ... Kodak Easyshare C813 Digital Camera

Camera problem The problem with our camera started after our baby was dragging it in the sand. Now, it only says lens error, restart camera. I took the battery out for a minute but it didn't help.


There is sand inside the lens, this is quite normal if camera had been in contact with sand, you won't fix it by taking battery out, try blowing on lens gear, in attempt to remove sand particle, you can also use a compressor, like the ones at the pet ... Canon PowerShot SD750 / IXUS 75 Digital Camera

Memory card error is the message that is coming up on the screen, which means I cannot take any pictures, as the internal memory is full with three pictures. I have tried to format the camera, but the same error message is coming up. I have also tried a new SD card, but it will not clear the error. If anybody can help, It would be much appreciated. Davy from Scotland.


Are you formatting the camera or the memory card? You should do both. Also, make sure of the position of the slide switch on the side of the card. ... Pentax Optio S4i Digital Camera

I have a panasonic DMC-FX07 camera Whenever i go in the rewind mode it reads " read error please check the card" and whenever i go to click a photograph or a movie it reads "memory full" I cannot acsess my photagraphs already clicked on the camera and cannot click any new photographs. If the camera needs to be repaired please provide me with service numbers in mumbai(south mumbai/walkeshwar area) Thank you Kajal Vora


I have the same massage .. but my problem is that i lost my original m.card and i tried to but another one ...and this massage appear even if i tried to connect it to my pc it cannot read it if you have any Aida plz [email protected] ... Panasonic Digital Cameras

Lens error I have a canom power shot SD 1100 is I try to turn it on and a get an error that read as follows Lens error, reset camers then the camera turns off the lens is oin the open possition and have used a can of dust buster to try and blow any sand and or dirt dust out but nothing can anyone help.


The same thing happened to my camera, searching on the net for an answer and i found this. Strange, but it worked. Set your camera on a flat surface with the lens facing up. Tap it a few times and try again. Sounds silly but it worked! ... Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera

Lens Error i open my camera to clean the lens, the thing is a friend drop the camera in the beach, so part of sand got enter the lens. i want to know, if there is spare parts for this camera and how much does it cost


As a camera repairman, I can tell you that even replacing parts, you will never get all the sand out and it will most likely continue to give you problems.Sell it for parts on ebay and buy a working one. ... Nikon Coolpix S210 Digital Camera

E18 ERROR I have a Canon PowerShot A85 camera. The screen goes balck and I get the error. I have read that the lens could be stuck becuase of sand, etc. But, I have tried what the blogs have told me and I still get the error.


Canon camera hard work just check your lenssee if the memory card is full or not ... Canon PowerShot A85 Digital Camera

Error message When I turn camera on I get following error message; Error 00-00-00 30-00-28 No idea what this means . I can still use playback function to look at photos but can't bring up screen to take photos. I thought it was because memory card was full but have since deleted heaps of photos and it still doesn't work.


... Ricoh Caplio RZ1 Digital Camera

I took my camera to the beach the other day and it was working fine, when i got back home i realized my camera had gotten some sand in it. When I tried turning it on the camera kept trying to focus and is now saying lens error. Is there anyway i can fix this problem myself??


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camera. Some common error messages that might show up on the LCD's of cameras with this problem include "E18 lens error", or "lens error, restart ... Digital Cameras

Fujifilm finepix A610 I have lost a batch of photos from camera, the memory card only retrieved the before & after photos. now the memory card says card error & the camera says internal memory full. can i retrieve the photos in the camera's internal memory onto a disc for ex? please help!!!!!!!!!!!!


... Fuji Finepix A610 Digital Camera
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