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Canon powershot A590 displayes lens error, restart camera.

My camera displayer lens error restart camera yet after restarting in it keeps displaying the same stuff.
i bought it the day after thanksgiving
What do i do to make work normally?
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  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    my camera keeps on displaying lens error, restart camera but ater restarting it still has a lens error.

  • Anonymous May 03, 2009

    same thing,good camera,good picture's just went on the fritz for no reason. we would buy this same camera again.

    len's wont come out all the way and say's restart.

  • missy3972 May 10, 2009

    i have a powershot a560 and i accidentally dropped it and it says lens eerror restart and i can't fix it. Please help or reply!

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I had this problem. Nothing was lodged between the body and lens, restarting multiple times did nothing, cleaning, torquing, twisting over several days - nothing.

So, figuring "what could it hurt?" I just smacked it on the heel of my hand a couple times. Now it works.

firm percussive maintenance saves the day once again.


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