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When power on it beeps and says lens error restart camera. Battery is charged and remains unchanged. Lens does not retract back into camera

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  • blte Dec 31, 2008

    My canon digital camera turns on, the lense will not retratct and I can not restart it so the lense goes back in.

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The lens would have to be repaired or replaced. You'd be looking at a $95-$125 repair

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