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My canona530 lense will not extend, it is not the batteries, they are new. any ideas?

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  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2009

    mine too. I turn the camera on and the lens comes out for a second, then goes back in and I get the message 'lens error -re-start camera'. Can someone help?

  • Anonymous Feb 06, 2009

    My lens won't extend ans says Lens Error - re-start camera. It was working the other day. I am very upset as it is only a year old.

  • wilson542 Mar 30, 2009

    I have same problem. Lens won't extend very far and clicks & jumps as it tries to move.

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There could be a grain of sand/salt/etc stuck between the extending ring elements of the barrel. My A620 had a similar issue that I fixed by prying the pebble out with a very small tool, I think a pocket knife. Be careful though, you don't want to end up scratching the lens or causing permanent cosmetic damage. This might be one about which to contact the good folks at Canon.

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My DSC-W230 froze up after taking a photo. The camera appears to have no power and the lense remains extended. The battery is orginal and when placed in charger, the charged lit comes on. How can one tell...


Unfortunatly, the real test is with another battery. A Camera shop word be gracious to test that idea even radio shack had done it for me as they test my battery more then once. So it would need to be tested with a new battery that is the only true test that works well. Face it if the battery did not work at least you in the right place and that is a camera shop to have it looked at.

Thanks and please do be considerate and leave feedback and ratings,

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Hi. I had exactly the same problem with my Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W7. The problem started after while lense was fully open, the battery became 100% empty. I did not have access to new batteries and did not have my charger with me so I put the camera on my car seat and went home. After charging the batteries, I turned the camera Off and the lense retracted 100%. Later on I tried to transfer some pictures to my PC. After connecting the camera to my PC with the dial in the P position and lense fully open I turned the dial to play in order to transfer photos. After transferring the pictures, I turned the camera off and disconnected from the computer.

I turn the camera on to take new pictures next day, The lense would go up, and and turn with lense fully open. It would never close. The screen was black with a message "Turn the camera on and off again". I tried 30 times or more and the same thing would happen again.

Here is what I did to fix my camera and it has been working normally since then.

1- I cleaned around the outside of the lense with lent free cloth

2- I used dust OFF to get raid of the remaining small dust particles from around the lense.

3- While turning the camera off, I pushed (down, up and turn) the lense in (NOT TOO Hard) by my hand. If you push the lense too hard, you may damage the mechanicall moving parts of the lense.

4- After a few tries, the lense retracted 90% +. I then pushed the lense a little harder all the way in, the way it normall retracts. The lense cover also closed 100%.

5- I turned the Camera on and off a few times. It was opening and closing exactly the way it used to. My Cybershot has been working okay since then.

I read a lot and here is what cause my lense to malfunction.

While lense was fully open and battery died, some small particles got on the lense and prevented lense from fully opening or closing.

In summery: two things could have caused your camera lense to malfunction.

1- if you had dropped your camera hard, some mechanical parts may have got damaged or dislocated. In this case you have to open the lense and replace the damaged part, clean and put it back on the camera. This is too risky for most ordinary people. You would most likely make it WORST.

2- If you did not drop it, most likly, some how some small dust particles got on the outside of the lense and they prevent the lense or the lense cover from fully opening and closing. If this is your case, please follow exactly what I did and your camera would be back to normal.

GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Battery died while lense extended and now will not power up.


Some of these cameras that have a lens that extends use gears to extend the lens. The gears can strip or get clogged with fine debris and jam the lens. Usung good quality rechargable batteries NOT ALKALINE will usualy have the power to drive the lens.

Ask yourself, how many cycles do you have on the pack? could the pack be weak and not power the camera fully?

Have you tried pushing firmly in on the battery while you power it up? If the camera will not power on with the door open, try and fold a small trip of paper and sit it between the battery and the door. This might push in on the battery enough to better the connection and solve the issue.

If the battery is fine then you may have a lens problem. The lenses can be jammed easy, dropped or an impact when extended is all it takes.

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Try blowing lots of compressed air around the open lens shutter to clean the mechanism. Or use a hair dryer for a few seconds (don't want to heat up the camera). Also with the lens barrel extended and pointed downward, tap the lens barrel with a pencil while you extend and retract the lens by powering the camera on and off. A grain of sand in the mechanism is usually the culprit, and you want to try to dislodge it.

You can open it up, but only as a very last resort. The above procedures usually work if you try them enough. But for those particularly nasty stuck mechanisms, here's an example repair on a Canon Powershot A400 (do this at your own risk, and be aware this will void your warranty):

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/repair-of-stuck-lens-covers.html

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if you feel that the camera is making effort to extend the lense out and the lense is still jammed, get the help of a repairer.

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