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Lens error/system error

The camera fell on a ledge at the airport, crashing to the ground. The lens was stuck in the out position and the camera said lens error. I was able to get the lens back in, but the little cover never closed and now it gives a system error and the lens won't extend out. It just says system error.

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Re: lens error/system error

The following blog outlines some other repair options for a lens error:

Posted on Dec 23, 2007

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Re: lens error/system error

I have successfully fixed the same error on a Nikon 2100 by dissasembling the camera and removing grit from the gears that drive the lens. However, if the camera has been dropped, I suspect that something has got dented or bent. It may be worth taking the camera apart to see if a gear has got dislodged.

I would warn you to be very careful not to get a shock off the flash capacitor inside the camera though. Also, it took me quite a while to put it all back together. It's not the easiest device to work on, a result of the very compact body (for its time!)

Posted on Nov 09, 2007

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