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"lens Protection" error

When I switch the camera into photo mode, it says "lens protection" and then turns off. Help!!

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Re: "lens Protection" error

THIS IS INTERNAL ERROR WITH SOFTWARE. or possibility of faulty changeover switch thanks Sangita

Posted on Jul 08, 2007

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I have a sony handycam dcr-sr58e and i ve got a error E;61:10 message can you please help me solving this problem

E:61:10 is an error code that shows problem with lens mechanism, zoom and back focus motors got stuck for some reason and lens assembly does not move and self diagnostic function detects the problem and put camera in protection mode.
Since your camera is new and has valid warranty so send it in Sony service for proper repair.

Apr 17, 2011 | Digital Cameras

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Memory card is locked, how do I unlock this?

Problems typically are pretty rare with Panasonic Lumix digital cameras. On those occasions where you do have an issue, though, look for an error message on the Panasonic camera for some clues as to how to fix the problem.
he seven tips listed here should help you troubleshoot your Panasonic camera error messages.
  1. Built-in Memory Error error message. If you see this error message with your Panasonic camera, the internal memory area of the camera is either full or corrupted. Try downloading photos from the internal memory. If the error message continues to appear, you may need to format the internal memory area.
  2. Memory Card Locked / Memory Card error message. Both of these error messages are related to the memory card, rather than the Panasonic camera. If you have an SD memory card, check the write protect switch on the side of the card. Slide the switch up to unlock the card. If the error message persists, it's possible the memory card is corrupted and needs to be formatted. It's also possible the memory card was formatted using another device that is not compatible with Panasonic's file structure system. Format the card with your Panasonic camera to fix the problem ... but keep in mind that formatting the card will erase any photos stored on it.
  3. No Additional Selections Can Be Made error message. If your Panasonic camera allows you to "save" photos as your "favorites," you may find this error message because the camera has a limited number of photos that can be labeled as favorites, usually 999 photos. You cannot mark another photo as a favorite until you remove the favorite label from one or more photos. This error message also may occur if you're trying to delete more than 999 photos at one time.
  4. No Valid Picture error message. This error message typically refers to a problem with the memory card. Most of the time, you'll find this error message when you try to play back images from the memory card and the memory card is corrupted, empty, broken, or has been formatted with another camera. To fix the memory card, you must format it, but formatting a memory card causes all photos stored on it to be lost. Try inserting the memory card in another device or in your computer and try downloading any photos stored on it before formatting it with your Panasonic camera.
  5. Please Turn Camera Off And Then On Again error message. At least this error message says "please." This error message most likely occurs when one of the parts of the camera's hardware is malfunctioning, usually a jammed lens housing. To try to fix this problem, start by turning the camera off for a few seconds before turning it back on. If this doesn't fix the problem, try resetting the camera by removing the battery and memory card from the camera for at least 10 minutes. Replace both items and then try turning the camera on again. If the lens housing is jamming as the lens moves through its zoom range, try gently cleaning the housing, removing any debris or grime. If all of these steps don't fix the problem, you'll probably need a repair center for the camera.
  6. This Battery Cannot Be Used error message. With this error message, you've either inserted a battery that's incompatible with your Panasonic camera or you've inserted a battery that has dirty contacts. Gently clean the metal contacts with a dry cloth. In addition, make sure the battery housing is free of debris. You sometimes may see this error message if you're using a battery that's not manufactured by Panasonic. If the third-party battery is working OK to power the camera, you probably can ignore this error message.
  7. This Picture Is Protected error message. You'll see this Panasonic camera error message when the photo you've selected has been protected from deletion. Try working through the camera's menus to figure out how to remove any protection labels for the photo files.
Keep in mind that different models of Lumix cameras may provide a different set of error messages than is shown here. If you are seeing Panasonic camera error messages that aren't listed here, check with the user guide for your model of Panasonic Lumix camera for a list of other error messages, or visit the Support area of the Panasonic Web site.

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Lens protection error

its probably that you batterie is old and weak. the charger has more power. the camera use the maximum power absortion, when you turn on.
to first prove with a new batterie, or better if you have a friend that have the same camera , prove with here batterie, to see if the problem is in the batterie. if i have understand you, the camera turn on only with the adapter.. make this prove. if you want i will still help you.

Jun 03, 2010 | Digital Cameras

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Error message on screen " write protect" why is this?

Is your memory card write protected, SD cards have a small notch on the left hand side of the card which you can slide up or down to select/deselect protection.

Most cameras also have a photo protection facility in the menu to stop you over writing pictures you've decided to protect.

This can be switched on or off via the camera menu under card settings.

Apr 09, 2010 | Olympus FE-190 Digital Camera

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Can't delete a photo off my memory card.

you should have turned on the protection status on while taking pictures by default. to switch of this status all you have to do is in the preview mode of the camera select that particular picture. now press the menu button. you can see a variety of options there. in those there is an option protection status of "protect this photo". you can turn it off there.

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Camera refuses to switch on

lens mechanism not working properly so only it gives error, so camera says turn the power on. try to tap the lens while power up......

Aug 24, 2008 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S600 Digital Camera

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Lens error

This can work with CoolPix S10
1) Remove battery.
2) Replace Battery (Insure it is fully charged)
3) Press the Shooting/Preview button and keep pressing it while you press the power on button. This tells the camera to go into PREVIEW MODE without checking the lens. See if you can preview a few photos and that it works in preview - If it does NOT I cannot help you here.
4) If the Camera Works in Preview mode then press the Shooting/Preview button to put it back into "Take Photo Mode".
5) There can be a delay but it starts up without the lens error.
6) Make sure the ZOOM IN and OUT works and in most cases if the lens operates then you can take a photo. If the Zoom in and Out does not work you have a jammed lens.
7) If the LENS is Jammed AND it is OUT of warranty you 'might' want to tap the lens barrel against your palm. I have found when you remove the battery you can gently tap the lens into telephoto mode by tapping the back of lens assembly into your palm.

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Restarting the camera

this would be because there is something stuck in the lens..could be the rubber protection stuck not enabling your lens to pop bback into position.i tried gently tapping the lens an gently twisting it to enable movement in my lens

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