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Hey everyone now this is what makes me mad is when i go to turn my camera on it says lens error restart camera

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The lens has a problem or a fault and needs service, if your camera is not under warranty, try www.advancecamera.com/repair for a free repair estimate.

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Lens error, restart camera


Hi,

This error occured when lens is prevented from properly extending or retracting. When pressure is applied to the lens or the area surrounding the lens while handling the camera. The error may also be displayed due External shock or liquid, sand & dirt etc. enters the camera.

Avoid applying pressure to the lens and surrounding area:

1) Do not touch Lens while shooting.
2) Make sure the camera is off before the camera is placed back in the case.

If you cannot clear the error code by turning the camera OFF and then ON again then your device need to be repaired.

Have a nice day Rating the solution is highly appreciated.

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Sometimes this can be fixed playing with the lens during extraction or retraction to help the lens asset getting back to normal.
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This error message appears when the camera detects a problem with the lens when it's turned on. This is often caused by the user pressing on the lens when it is trying to extend, or the camera is being used in a dusty or sandy environment. When this message appears turn the camera off and back on, and this should resolve your issue. If this message continues to appear you should have the camera looked at by an authorized service technician because there is probably a problem with the lens.

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