Question about Canon PowerShot SD500 / IXUS 700 Digital Camera
I turn on my camera, and I get an error message stating Lens error, restart camera, the lens is open and will not retract, I have removed the battery and tried to restart. It will not go beyond the lens error message. Me too - exactly as you describe - is it a fault with the camera? Is it worth fixing? - only had the camera 1 yr.
This is probably THE most common failure among digital cameras. There's a halfway chance of fixing it yourself, described here: http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html
Posted on Feb 23, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Lens error, restart camera
Lens error is usually caused by mechanical faults concerning lens assembly. The lens cannot extend or retract fully, the error is detected and lens error is returned.
Sometimes this can be fixed playing with the lens during extraction or retraction to help the lens asset getting back to normal.
More often the camera lens must be disassembled and re-assembled by a technician to fix the problem.
Posted on Jul 05, 2009
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