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Canon sd850 is lenz cover partialy closed. Turn on says " lenz error. restart camera. Then shuts itself off.

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  • johnbulger Sep 06, 2008

    Telling me to read the manuel is not a solution. If it turns itself off how can it be rest to factory settings?

  • johnbulger Sep 06, 2008

    I gave the battery a full charge and the lenz still does not go out.

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Slightly tap on the sides of the camera it also happens if the gears are misalligned or slightly moved from its place.
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There could be a number of reasons for the lens error. ie. . sand in camera, impact damage etc. Typically the lens can be dissasembled and repaired by your self if have normal technical knowledge or a competent camera repair technician can do it for you it will be not more then the service charge.
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Try helping lens to open with your fingernail while you turn the camera on.

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Sir,
This problem is due to a problem with the lens shutter,Try to close it manually or else you have to see the service engineer to fix this problem.

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You camera has problem in lens mechanism and need to replace lens assembly. I would suggest to take camera nearest Canon service center for proper repair.

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Possible solutions for an E18 or Lens Error message PowerShot SD850 IS.

The "E18" or "Lens" error message indicates an error that involves the lens unit or lens cover.
This error may appear where the lens is prevented from properly extending or retracting such as, for example, when pressure is applied to the lens or the area surrounding the lens while handling the camera. The error may also be displayed if the lens unit/camera has been subjected to an external shock, or if a foreign substance (i.e. liquid, sand, dirt) enters the camera. Solution
Check the following when you operate the camera to avoid applying pressure to the lens and surrounding area:

  • Hold the camera so that your fingers do not touch the lens unit when you are shooting.
  • Make sure the camera is off before the camera is placed back in the case. Exercise caution to ensure that the camera does not accidentally power on while the camera is stored inside the case.
If you cannot clear the error code by turning the camera off and then on again, or if the error code is displayed frequently, a camera malfunction may have occurred.

Posted on Sep 06, 2008

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    Procedure for resetting the camera to its default settings PowerShot SD850 IS.























    Resetting Settings to Their Default Values - PowerShot SD850 IS.






    1. Turn on the camera and press the

    button to open the menu.




    2. Using the button, highlight the yellow (Set up) tab.






    3. Using the button, select [Reset All..] and press .






    4. Select [OK] and press .

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First try to remove the camera battery for a minute, then put it back on to the camera, turn the unit on and then try to tap the buttom of the camera if the lens is still stuck.

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U have see the user guide if its not help then reset your camera on the factory setting

thanx using fixya i hope it can help u

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    There could be a number of reasons for the lens error. ie. . sand in camera, impact damage etc. Typically the lens can be dissasembled and repaired by a competent camera repair technician. If you are certain that you did not damage the camera in any way I would send it back to canon for a warranty repair. If you however think you could have damaged it you are probably looking at around $100 to repair the camera. Hope this helps!

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When I try to turn on my Canon PowerShot SD850 IS, I keep seeing: Lens Error, restart camera. Is there anything I can do to fix it, or must it be replaced? Thanks so much!


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

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Lens wont close.


did you try and take the battery out and outting them back in
might be worth a try

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My canon SD850 IS digital camera is not even a year old and well taken care of. I thasnt been dropped and is already broken? What do i do...everytime i turn it on all of the sudden the lense is stuck poped...


Take a look at the suggestions at the top of page 122 of the Advanced Camera User Guide. The suggestion is that the cause may have been that the camera was still on when the memory card/battery cover was opened. Try closing the cover and then turning the camera off and then on again. Hope this helps.

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I have a canon powershot SD850 IS digital ELPH camera. Every time i turn the camera on it beeps three times and says "Lens Error, Restart Camera" then it shuts off.


Lens errors are displayed when the camera cannot move the lens or something is slowing it down.

Accidental damage may have occured including the possibility of it being dropped or having something spilled inside of it.

Determine whether or not you have a service plan on that camera from the retailed you purchased it from.
If not, call Canon for repair estimates. If it just happened all of a sudden this it may still be under the warranty. If they determine its accidental (or mainly not the cameras fault) additional charges will apply.

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Lens error restart camera but it just switches off same problem. dings and turns it self off. Canon PowerShot® SD850 IS Digital Camera. Lens cover is only partially closed. Possibly sand in mechanism...


Hi

Your lens is defective needs to be cleaned, repaired or replaced. If you got sand in the gears it will definitely jam up the lens! Sometimes you can tear down the lens and clean out the sand, and if none of the gears are damaged the lens will then work properly again.

There are online places that will do it for a decent price and there are others that overcharge by way too much.

I know this because I OWN ONE that charges a reasonable price to do the repair! (Google 'darntoothysam')

Just let us know if we can help! Good luck from

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Oct 05, 2008 | Canon PowerShot SD850 IS Digital Camera

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Well I dropped my Canon PowerShot® SD850 IS on the bathroom floor!


You need to take it to a camera shop for servicing, this is not something you're going to be able to solve at home

Mar 20, 2008 | Canon PowerShot SD850 IS Digital Camera

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Lens will not close


Hi

Your camera is still under warranty, and what you are seeing is a generic message that means there is an error with the lens operation. Please call Canon and have them fix it for you for free!

For others who's cameras are not under warranty, you will need to have your lens repaired or replaced if you get the error messages mentioned above.

A couple solutions would be to either buy a defective camera online and make one good camera from the two if you can do that sort of thing yourself, or secondly have it repaired by somebody.

Don't bother trying to send the camera to Canon (though you can call them and verify what I'm about to say) because they will want $150+ to do the repair for you. Parts are not cheap to buy from them.

I know of one very affordable digital camera repair business... because I own it. The name is Darntoothysam, feel free to check us out, we are on that big auction website also (I don't plug their name for free), our seller ID is 'darntoothysam'. If you Google "darntoothysam" you will find us.

We have your repair listed as a package in our store for about $70. This covers a new lens, and return shipping of your camera! We even give a 45 day warranty on parts and labor. If you think you can use us then please check us out, even if you need to ask more questions then please feel free to contact me.

Hope this helps,

Thomas
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Feb 23, 2008 | Canon PowerShot SD850 IS Digital Camera

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Lens will not close


Defective mechanism, a stucked mechanism is present. camcorder are smart it can detects error and shuts down itself for safety. earlier models dominoes the defect if the user is not quick enough to react when something goes wrong with the camera. You need professional service to fix it.

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