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What is the solution if the camera lens doesn't retract?

There are lot of reasons, for the camera lens to stop working. Here are some of the examples.

  • You dropped the camera down.
  • You stopped the lens from retracting by holding or pressing it down.
The result of such impacts, stops the whole lens array from working.
The solution is simple,

Tap the camera after you switch it on.(Usually an error message is displaced as "Lens Error" or "Please Switch off and on the camera again" depending on the manufacturer). If the lens retract then, you are the lucky person in the world.

(OR)

Please take it to the nearest service center.(e.g Sony, Kodak, Canon)
The repair personnel will analyze the damage and let you know the estimation to repair the damage.It costs almost 90$ to replace the whole lens array.

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powershotA2400is len cannot retract


Are you sure the battery still has enough power (even after charging) to let the lens motor do its job?
Are you sure there is no mechanical problem, you can see on the outside? Did anyone stop the lens, while it was coming out? Did anyone drop the camera, while the lens was out?
There cam be a lot of reasons, why a lens won't retract. Could be some force was used, also could be something just went wrong inside the camera. Like a gear that broke inside, or the motor stopped working. A contact failed and perhaps lots of other things.
If you already took out the battery, and reinserted it, and nothing changed, The only thing you than can do is after getting the battery out, is recharge the battery and then put it in.
If you have a spare battery, or you know anyone who has the same battery, try that battery. If nothing indicates a mechanical failure, and nothing helps, just contact the Canon Service Centre closest to you. First ask what a possible repair will cost. hen decide if you would like it repaired or you want a new camera.
New camera's are much better and cheaper than cameras last year.

Feb 15, 2014 | Canon PowerShot S410 / IXUS 430 Digital...

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when you turn the camera on it gives you an error message "lens error, restart camera" what's wrong?


If the lens is stuck out then you will find it is usually one of a few reasons.

1. Check the
batteries. (obvious I know).
2. The
camera has been dropped or knocked.
3. The camera has grit or dirt in the lens mechanism.

Providing the batteries are ok then 2 and 3 usually mean a professional repair. The lenses tend not to be something that the average
home user can remove and take apart. Sometimes worth giving the camera a slap in your hand or maybe using an air duster to blow down the side of the lens to dislodge anything that might be stopping the lens. The cost of repair also might be more than the camera value so you will need to find a good repair shop near you and get a quote.


If this helps please rate my solution. Thanks

Nov 02, 2010 | Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Digital Camera

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I dropped my Polaroid i532 and now the lens wont


hi,

You must get your cam serviced... due to **** your motor (which operates lens movement has stop working. or the lens has bent and therefore stucking..... taping lightly near the lens may help you... The common reason for motor not working is loss of power connection....

Hope this has helped you..
Please rate the answer...
Thanks....

Jul 07, 2010 | Polaroid i532 Digital Camera

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Camera lens is stuck in . Changed the batteries, light goes on but lens starts to come out only a fraction and stops.


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 the battery ran down with the lens extended ...

Here's some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for less than 50% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

Jul 05, 2009 | Cameras

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canon A560 dropped.when the cam is on lens wont retract anymore


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 the battery ran down with the lens extended ...

Here's some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for less than 50% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

Jul 02, 2009 | Canon PowerShot SD500 / IXUS 700 Digital...

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