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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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  • Anonymous Nov 04, 2007

    The lens got stuck in the out position and won't go back in...The screens displays "ERROR 3" which we have no idea what that means.

  • janieliz Dec 04, 2007

    The lens has just stayed in the extended out position. It hasn't been droped or mishandled. The screen says 'lens error!' I've re-charged battery it worked for a bit then the same happened again. I tried re-charging it again but this tinme no luck. Any solutions anyone?

    Janie

  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2008

    SAME PROBLEM

  • nedved53 Jul 31, 2008

    Lens Error

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

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

Posted on Dec 23, 2007

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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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