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Lens error my lens is stuck in the out position and when the camera comes on and there is a grinding sound followed by the lens error message on the screen help!!!!

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Hi Trish,

There are 1 of 2 problems that could be wrong here.

1) There is dirt or sand in the lens mechanism preventing the lens from moving, thus giving you the lens error. The fix for this is easy and 90 percent of the time will fix your problem:
Use an air compressor (or borrow a friends). Put the nozzle up to the space between the lens and the camera body and blow it out real good. You may have to do it a few times to get it to work. When your done, gently tap the lens on a hard surface to remove the obstruction. - I have also had people say that they have had good luck using a hair dryer, then turning it over and tapping the lens on a hard surface. That freed up whatever was in the lens causing it to foul up.

2) The guide pins in the lens have gotten off alingment. This prevents the mechanism from turning to retract your lens.
I will wait on this fix, because it is Dangerous for your camera! If you still have a problem with your lens after trying the above...then let me know, and we'll talk about it. Good luck and let me know.

Rob

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

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