Having problems with your Sanyo VPC-S7 Digital Camera ?

Lens error:0x0311 on start up

\015 When i turn my camera on all it shows is a red line across the screen saying lens error:0x0311 and then turns off\015

Answers :

Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera
\015\012
\015\012This 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 camera”. Some cameras might show nothing at all, but merely make a beeping noise as the lens goes out, then in, then the camera shuts off. Sometimes the lens won't even move.
\015\012The problem is actually quite common throughout all camera brands. 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 the battery ran down with the lens extended. Believe it or not, one BIG contributor to lens errors is using a camera case. Sand, gunk, case fibers, etc... accumulate at the bottom of the case. These materials love to cling to the camera by electrostatic build-up from the camera rubbing against the side of the case (especially those cases with soft fibrous intreriors). Once these materials work their way into the lens mechanism, that's all she wrote. I have many Canon's, and NEVER use a case for this very reason.
\015\012A camera owner that suffers this problem may have no recourse for having the camera repaired. Many camera makers will not honor repairing this problem under warranty as they claim it is due to impact damage to the camera, or sand or debris getting into the lens gearing mechanism (neither of which is covered under warranty). The quoted repair cost is usually close to or more than what the camera is actually worth.
\015\012Fortunately, about half the cameras that suffer this failure can easily be fixed by one of the following methods. None of these methods involve opening the camera, although some have potential to cause other damage to the camera if excessively done. If the camera is still under warranty, before trying any of these, please please first contact your camera's maker to see if they'll cover the repair, or to determine how much they'll charge for the repair. Who knows, you might get lucky. But if they quote you a number that's higher than the value of your camera, you may want to consider the following methods.
\015\012The methods are listed in the order of risk of damaging your camera. Thus make sure you try them in the listed order. And remember, these fixes (especially #6 and 7) should only be considered for a camera that's out of warranty, who's cost of repair would be excessive, and would otherwise be considered for disposal if unrepaired:
\015\012Fix #1: Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh set of batteries back in (preferably rechargeable NiMH 2500mah or better) and turn the camera on. If that didn't work, try pressing and holding the Function or OK button while turning the camera on.
\015\012Fix #2: Remove the batteries, then remove the memory card. Then install new batteries, and turn on the camera. If you get an Error E30, it means you don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the memory card and turn it on one last time.
\015\012Fix #3: Insert the cameras Audio/Video (AV) cable, and turn the camera on. Inserting this cable ensures that the camera's LCD screen remains off during the start process. Thus extra battery power is available to the camera's lens motor during startup. This extra power can be useful in overcoming grit or sand particals that may be jamming the lens. If the AV cable doesn't fix the lens error by itself, consider keeping this cable installed while trying fixes 4, 5, and 7 as a means to provide extra help to these fixes. But note that I DON'T recommend keeping the cable installed during Fix 6 as you may damage the AV port while tapping the camera. Reinsert the cable only AFTER tapping the camera.
\015\012Fix #4: Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the ceiling. Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time press the power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to autofocus while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins in their slots.
\015\012Fix #5: Blow compressed air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations include blowing with a hair dryer in “no heat” setting, or sucking the gaps with a vacuum (careful with this one).
\015\012Now we're entering into the realm of potentially damaging your camera in conducting the fix. There is definitely some risk here, so take care when conducting the following two fixes.
\015\012Fix #6: Repeatedly tap the padded/rubber usb cover on a hard surface with the intent of dislodging any particles that may be jamming the lens. Other variations include hitting a side of the camera against the palm of your hand. A lot of people have reported success with this method. HOWEVER, there is also some potential for damaging or dislodging internal components with this method, such as unseating ribbon cables, or cracking LCD screens.
\015\012Fix #7: Try forcing the lens. More people have reported success with this method than with any of the other methods. HOWEVER, there's obviously some potential for damaging your camera by using this method. Variations include gently pulling, rotating, and/or twisting the lens barrel while hitting the power button. Attempt to gently straighten or align the barrel if it's crooked or twisted. Another variation includes looking for uneven gaps around the lens barrel, and then pushing on the side of the lens barrel that has the largest gap (note pushing the lens barrel all the way in is NOT recommended as it may become stuck there). While doing any of the above, listen for a click that indicates that the lens barrel guide pins may have reseated in their guide slots. If you hear this click, immediately stop and try the camera.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Sanyo VPC-S7 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 :

Slider Prob I've had my S30 for quite a while and lately i've had some problem with the slider opening up. Dont know if something got in between the slider and the cam or something. Anyway with some trouble i could still open up the slider and thus start up my cam but then one day when i was trying to close my cam i started to slide it to close. Finally it closed and i slided the slider onto the lens but then the lens started to open up again. But the slider was in the way so the lens opened up


Dang, what a weird design. The lens needs to go threw a cycle before it can reach the idle position where it waits for a comand from the user. If its in the closed position and you turn it on it extends to its full range then stops at the idle positi ... Canon PowerShot S30 Digital Camera

Canon EOS Rebel XT with EFS 18-55mm lens. Trouble-free for two years. During a weekend of lots of use, suddenly the camera would not autofocus. Switching to manual focus, the camera worked. Then it started working okay in autofocus. Later that day quit altogether. (Would not release shutter even in manual mode.) Removed the lens and cleaned the contacts on both lens and camera, started working okay but only temporary. Went through several cycles of this over the weekend, so I'm not sure


... Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

When power button is pushed, the lens tries to extend but only starts to open the lens cover blades, then fails, beeps about 8 times, monitor turns on briefly then off. This started out with camera failing to focus and sometimes powering off without retracting the lens


... Olympus C-7000 Zoom Digital Camera

MJU 300 Hello my partners MJU 300 camera has developed a fault where when the shutter slide is opened it starts as normal the lens extends the lcd starts then allmost imediately the lens retracts. if it does stay out/on as soon as you take a photo it retracts & shuts down. i have tried a different battery same thing happens. so in my wisdom i decided to remove the shutter slider cover in the hope of finding some fluff on a switch but unfortunately it has only worsened the problem now the camera


Sean \015\012\015\012 Sorry about this but Olympus charge \302\243100 flat rate for all repairs- costly i thought. however i opted for buying a replacement from Ebay \302\24330 as good as new. seems a real waste but looks like olympus run an almost d ... Olympus MJU 300 Digital Camera

My Nikon S210 is not focusing correctly. It's just recently started to act in this manner. I had a 'lens error' screen this summer after getting some sand in the lens from my pocket and I beat that one by 100's of 'on' then 'off' attempts and removing the battery when it wouldn't turn off. Literally a couple hundred times over the course of a week and it finally came around and started operating correctly. I've taken maybe 50 pictures since then and kept the camera in it's case when in my pock


Try to open the front case and blow compressed air to the lens barrel. It seems that your camera is full of sand inside. ... Nikon Coolpix S210 Digital Camera

Lens eror my canonpowershota420 when i switch it on it tell me lens error,re start again,what is he problem? i re started it but it tell me again and again the same message.please help me.


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 ... Canon PowerShot A420 Digital Camera

Camera stalling The problems started after using my camera on a windy day at the beach 3weeks ago. After a few days, the lens started getting stuck, and wouldn't come out, or if it did, didn't focus properly. This problem was intermittent. Then, in the past several days, the camera systems stall when I switch it on. The lens comes out and zooms fully. but It will not respond to any of the control buttons. Which part of the camera is the problem? is it fixable? How much is the estimated cost of r


This problem is related to your lens , because even if the lens extend fully and for the past things that happened on the camera there's a big chance that some dirt get in to the camera that causes the problem. What you can try first is to take the b ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX7 Digital Camera

On start up lens extends & message reads lens error re-start camera


Try these procedures. ... Canon PowerShot G9 Digital Camera

I have a Canon Powershot S3 IS and I was looking at picture I had taken and the lens was retracted. I switched to the camera mode and the lens started to come out and hit my leg and stopped half way. The lens went dark. I turned it off to retract the lens and then turned it back on. The lens came all the way out but the screen is still black and I could feel the camera and just barely hear it making the noise it makes when the lens is coming out but it was already all the way out. I switche


Format ur memory card ....and replace the cells.....might work...contact the customer care for help ..they mightr be able to fix it ... ... Digital Cameras

I was shooting today and all of a sudden I got an error code 01, which says that the lens and camera aren't communicating and that I need to clean the lens contacts. For one thing, I'm not sure how to do that and, for another thing, it does it on more than one lens. I just had my Canon 100-400 lens repaired by Canon and I'm wondering if something happen to the contacts that makes that lens and others not communicate properly. My camera started working again, but I couldn't make any changes for a


Try reading this. ... Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR Camera Digital Camera with 17-85mm IS USM Lens

My nikon L16 camera was slipped off from my friends hand while the lens was open now when i start it it shows a lens error what should i do


Here are some troubleshooting steps that you can try that may (or may not) correct it. They only seem to work for less tha ... Nikon L16 silver Digital Camera

Lens error, restart the camera. How to retart. The zoom lens projected is not getting back again When the camera was on, the zoom lens cameout and got struct and not going inside. we get a instruction as ''lens error, re start the camera'' W e dont know how to restart and tried but failed. we need solution. We are unable to use the camera.


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 error I have an ixus 230 HS - I turned it on the other day & I must have bumped the lens or something, as it shut down. The lens stayed out though & wont close, when i turn it on it starts beeping at me & "Lens error, Will shut down automatically. Restart camera" comes up on the screen, it then shuts down again. I have removed the battery & the memory card, but to no avail.


... Canon Digital Cameras

Error lens. red iron sand inside lens. When turn on start a noise, the lens don't come out and error. I'm tryng to open the camera, but I need a mechanical schematic how to arrive to the lens motor.


Google the words...disassemble a digital camera. ... Canon PowerShot Pro1 Digital Camera

All of a sudden every picture I take with the 55-200 zoom lens is blurry and slightly out of focus. Pictures with the 18-55 lens are still sharp. I have been using that 55-200 lens for years for sports shots, and have never had any problem. I get the same blurriness shooting in both the auto sports setting and in shutter priority. It is a brand new issue. Could it be the AF servos starting to go in the lens, or am I doing something stupid?


Simplest answer is that you may have accidentally flipped the focus switch (A/M) on the lens to M. This turns off autofocus for that lens (which you might need to do if autofocus just can't resolve the image). Try turning it back to A.Ano ... Nikon D40x Digital Camera

"Lens error restart camera" However you can hear the motor trying to extend the lens out but lens moves fractionally in and out then shuts down. Also when turned on to view images (green light) the motor still is trying to extend the lens same as in the start function switching to the left (amber light) have tested batteries even date lithium one also memory card. Can you offer any suggestions please?


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 ... Canon PowerShot S3 IS 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

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

Hi, I have Nikon P90. From last week i am facing following problem. Whenever i switch on my camera for taking pic, everything starts but i get message on the screen " Lens Error (If lens cap is attached,turn the camera off, remove the lens cap,and the turn the camera on) The above error message is their despite i opend the shutter of the lens. Kindly help me to know the above problem.


Hi,Here is a tip that I wrote about How toget a Digital Camera Lens to work againSteps toRepair a Digital Camera Lens\012heatman101 ... Nikon D90 Digital Camera with 18-105mm lens

Lens error i recently bought a casio exilim ex_z77 and when i turn it on the lens does not come out all the way and it starts making a clicking sound then the screen says lens error and when i turn it off the lens does not go back in please help thanks


Goto http://www.digitalcamrepair.com/self_diagnosis_page.htmfor self diagnosis.please let me help you before leaving a bad feed back. ... Casio EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z60 Digital Camera

How do you fix 'lens error restart camera' I put it in my bookbag. I guess i threw my bookbag around and now i have this "lens error, restart camera." The lens froze halfway and it's staying that way. Please help. when i turn on my camera it says lens error, starts beeping, and then shuts off


WE WENT TO THA BEACH AND TOOK SOME PIC AND LATER THAT DAY WHEN WE WENT TO TAKE MORE PIC IT SAID LENS ERROR RESTART CAMERA BUT WE DON'T KNOW HOW TO RESTART THE CAM ... Canon PowerShot SD630 Digital ELPH / IXUS 65 Digital Camera

I have a new (3 weeks) D700 and while taking photos yesterday with camera and a 16-35mm lens, the exposure meter went ape. Pictures taken ok but ERR started to flash where shutter speed reading should be displayed in viewfinder. Tried everything, including resetting to factory settings, detaching and reattaching lens, checking switches, and then went home in despair. At home I switched to a 50mm lens and the problem disappeared. I put the 16-35mm lens back and problem seemed to have disappeared.


... Nikon Digital Cameras

Lens error my Nikon coolpix L6 lens does not extend all the way and lens error message keeps coming on I dropped the camera before this started happening


The following blog outlines some repair options for a lens error:\015\012\015\012http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/ ... Nikon Coolpix 5200 Digital Camera

Lens error When we start up the camera it says lens error, restart the camera. The lens seems to be stuck out and does not close properly.


If your camera is still under warranty,the best thing you can do is to take it to the nearest official Canon repair shop and Canon should fix it for free. If your camera is out of warranty, or if Canon refuses to repair it for fre ... Canon Digital Cameras

On start up, the lens doesn't protrude. It makes crunching sound -- like the lens cap is still on -- even though the lens cap is off.


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\015\012\015\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digit ... Olympus Camedia C-5050 Zoom 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: 0.1051 seconds