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Cannon sd880 i can not turn on the camara says lens error restart camara

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  • marinewifecg May 25, 2009

    I go to turn on my camera yesterday and it sounds like its trying to extend its lens but it makes this clicking like sound and then beeps at me and tells me there is a lens error and to restart my camera. Its only 4 months old so it should still be under warranty but if there is sand in it then its not covered.

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Lens errors are fairly common. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended ...

Here's some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for less than 50% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try:

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

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