Question about Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera
It does kind of, and i just took a bunch of snow pictures with it, but now i go inside and tried taking some pictures through my window and it wouldnt zoom. it beeped 4 times and then turned blank and said, lens error, restart camera. so i turned it off and tried it again. it zoom a liiitttlle bit. but then did the same thing. now it will only do it somtimes.. and only a little bit. but it says the same thing after every time.. HELLPP!!!
SOURCE: lens error
If you've recently dropped the camera you may have damaged the lens tube (housing) or jarred the zoom mechanism off of its track. Either one of those problems will require professional repair. If it hasn't suffered from a drop, your problem may be due to weak/worn out batteries or corrosion on the battery contacts inside the camera which can prevent the full power of the batteries from flowing into the camera. Try this free fix before you do anything else: remove the batteries and wipe the camera contacts firmly with a dry cloth (heavy corrosion may require cleaning with a wire brush, steel wool, or sandpaper). Remove any residue that may have fallen into the battery compartment during cleaning, then wipe both ends of the batteries and place them back in the camera. This cleaning clears the problem about 90% of the time. If it doesn't work for you, your batteries may be to weak/worn to properly power the camera, or the camera may require professional repair.
Posted on Oct 16, 2009
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