Tip & How-To about Cameras

Lens Error

Hello

This is a tip explaining how we can try to resolve a lens error.
Firstly you will need to understand what exactly the lens error is, and how it came to happen.

The most common cause for a Lens error:

  • Misaligned Lens rings
  • Sand and grid wedged in between the lens and the barrel.
  • Dropping the camera
  • Ran down battery
Here is the Fix:

  • Batteries
Firstly you can try removing the batteries and replacing it with a new set of fully charge ones(2500mah).

  • Memory card
If the batteries ran down while you were taking photos with the lens extended, you might also get this error. Remove the the memory card and replace the batteries with a fresh recharged set. Try to power on the unit with the fresh set of batteries while the memory card is removed.

  • USB cable
Connect your camera to your computer using your USB DATA cable which came with the camera. Once the camera gets power in this mode, the screen should stay off, hence, supplying the lens with more power to push or pull out/in.

  • Barrel Guide Pins
Place the camera on a sturdy table with the lens pointing to the ceiling. With a fresh set of batteries installed(Do this without a memory card) hold down the shutter button while you power on the unit.

  • Compressed air and Vacuum
Now, you can either use a compressed air canister to blow around the lens area. This will result in the sand or dust particles to be blown out of the area between the lens and the barrel. Or, you can use a vacuum and and carefully place the nozzle around the lens to **** out the particles.

The following Fixes will be done at own risk and can even further damage you camera.

  • Tap your camera with the palm of your hand a couple of times to displace the lens into the original position, or to dislodge particles in the lens barrel.
  • Try gently pushing/pulling/wiggling the lens while powering up the unit.
I hope this can help you to resolve this problem, and send you well on your way to experience that Legendary Kodak moment.

Kind regards
Andrea

Posted by on

Cameras Logo

Related Topics:

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I HAVE GOT AN ERROR 900.00 SERVICE ON MY LEXMARK T640 PRINTER. WHAT DOES IT MEAN?


Hi,

This link explains error 900 on a Lexmark printer. It includes troubleshooting steps in trying to resolve the issue.
http://www.marketpoint.com/article.cfm?id=100

If problem persists, contact the manufacturer.

I hope this works for you!

Thanks.

Monkey
"Understanding explains better..."

Jan 21, 2011 | Lexmark T640, T642, T644 250-Sheet Duplex...

1 Answer

i want to deactivate beauty tips on my mobile plz tell me what can i do to get rid of this


Hello

OK, firstly you will need to understand that you have subscribed for the beauty tips to be sent to your mobile. SO, the easiest way of unsubscribig to it, will be to call your service provider, and let them know you would like to unsubscribe your phone to that specific tip sent to your phone.

Let me know if you need any further assistance.

Kind regards
Andrea

Nov 25, 2010 | Nokia Cell Phones

3 Answers

finepix xp10 zoom error


Try cleaning the lens. I know this sounds stupid...but I have the Fuji xp10 it has not worked in 4 months. It keeps flashing zoom error. After I googled it

Jul 10, 2010 | FUJIFILM FinePix XP10 XP11 Digital Camera

1 Answer

PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera: after a lens error, which I have now resolved, the...


Hello

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

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

Firstly , try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.

Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera.

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

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

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

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

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

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

You can also have a look at THIS link.

Hope the advise is useful. please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance. Also, please be so kind to let me know if you found this helpful.

Regards
Andrea

May 18, 2010 | Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?

56,971 people viewed this tip

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cameras Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

Steve

Level 3 Expert

3287 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75797 Answers

Are you a Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Loading...