Question about Canon PowerShot SD630 Digital ELPH / IXUS 65 Digital Camera

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Lens error restart

Won't restart and lens won't retract

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  • nana1124 Oct 07, 2008

    it says lens error, restart camera. and i dont know how to restart it

  • Anonymous Oct 14, 2008

    Lens is stuck in the almost out position and whenever I turn in on it gives the message "lens error restart camera" and then shuts itself off. Nothing I have done seems to help.

  • Anonymous Oct 18, 2008

    I also have the same problem. Hmmm.

  • sherrycomerc Oct 24, 2008

    Same problem others have stated with Canon Elph.  First the picture was out of focus when I attempted to take a photo.  Then I got the error message, followed by being unable to retract lens from open position. Need assistance.

  • mactater Nov 07, 2008

    lens error restart camera

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Hi

What you are seeing is a generic message that means there is some sort of problem with the lens, it could happen in many different ways such as sand or dirt in the lens gears.

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 if it is out or warranty (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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To fix a lens error, you can have that done at: www.camerasandparts.com They're amazing for service on the Powershots, that's actually all they service. It would run you $79 for parts, labor, servicing for the camera, and the return shipping included. A great deal to have it serviced, they do amazing work on the Canon models.

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