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Lens error,restart camera

When switching on the camera, the lens would not come out, it displays the message "lens error,restart camera" . I have switched it on and off several times, taken out the batteries,replaced with new batteries,taken out the memmoriy card and went through the procces several times

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  • mikedebeer Nov 23, 2008

    When switching on the camera, the lens would not come out, it displays the message "lens error,restart camera" . I have switched it on and off several times, taken out the batteries,replaced with new batteries,taken out the memmoriy card and went through the procces several times


  • Anonymous Nov 27, 2008

    I am having the exact same problem with my Canon PowerShot SX100 IS. I turn on the camera, the blue LCD screen lights up momentarily, beeps several times, then states, "Lens error, restart camera." The lens makes no movement at all. After about 6 seconds, the camera shuts itself off. The camera is less than 1 year old.

  • Rinks73 Dec 15, 2008

    I turn on the camera, the blue LCD screen lights up momentarily, beeps several times, then states, "Lens error, restart camera."

  • Fabregas04 Dec 16, 2008

    When I press the power button to turn on the camera the canon blue screen comes on temporarily and then after some beeps a message displays that says: lens error,restart camera. It's so annoying and depressing since the camera is still relatively new? Please help!!!

  • jeffpentz Jan 15, 2009

    Your "pull out the lens and power on" fix worked great! I had to pull harder than I expected, but it worked!.



    Thank you.

    Jef

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Take your finger and slide it inside the lens and pull it out slightly, not all the way but enough that it moves. then hit the power button and it should work fine after that. good luck!

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  • docgoody Dec 24, 2008

    Thanks guys. im glad to have been of great help. Fast, easy, and no money involved :)))

  • docgoody Dec 24, 2008

    You welcome guys. Im glad to have been great help. Fast, easy, and no money involved :)))

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Was on a cruise and camera lens would not move. Got the same error message "lens error, restart camera. Could not restart camera. Was about to send camera in to be fixed since I purchased extended warranty. However came to this website and found the solution. Thanks so much! It worked great. This is a money saver and nerve saver also. Great! Great! Great!

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Hi docgoody,

I had just the same problem. Your solution worked out great :D.

Thanks

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It worked like magic!!

Thank ya.

Posted on Dec 16, 2008

  • Fabregas04 Dec 19, 2008









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    your finger and slide it inside the lens and pull it out slightly, not
    all the way but enough that it moves. then hit the power button and it
    should work fine after that. good luck!


    The above solution posted by docgoody is awesome, it couldn't be better or easier! It is so easy to do but also very accurate. I rate it 5/5 (100%).

    Thanks a lot docgoody!

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It worked thank you.

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