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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.

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

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