Question about Canon PowerShot A460 Digital Camera
When turning on the camera the display screen says "lens error-restart camera". The camera seems to be frozen and nothing happens when turning it off, or even taking the batteries out. please help.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: A460 lens error, restart camera
The following blog outlines some repair options for a lens error. They won't work for all cases, but they're worth a try if the camera's no longer under warranty:
Posted on Jan 03, 2008
Error 99 is a general fatal error.
which includes the problems above mentioned by Q4SteveB but also many others.
It can be caused by a dicky shutter, problems with the CF card interface.
If cleaning and trying a different lens has not worked. Not definitive but as a rule of thumb...
If it letting you take one picture then giving error 99.. and the picture is saved to the card (but may just be black) this is most likely the shutter needs replacing..
If it takes a picture and gives error 99 but there is no picture on the card or the picture is 0KB its a CF interface problem.
If you get an error 99 when you plug in the USB its a USB interface error, you can try a different cable but unfortunately in most cases if another lens or cable wont work it needs repair
Posted on Jun 04, 2008
SOURCE: Lens error, restart camera
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:
Posted on Jun 28, 2009
SOURCE: Lense error, restart your camera
If i told you to smack it around a bit would ytou believe me?
But that is the fix Canon use to get rid of these errors 98% of the time.
Charge or change the battery, insert it tuen camer on when it goes off smack it hard into your palm a few times and turn it back on.
Just incase there is some dirt/dust stopping the lens from extending blow a can of compressed air around it and give it another few slaps . Sometimes after about 20-30 ngoes of this the camera will jump back into service Believe me it does work nearly all the time Canon charged me $90 to do this trick
Posted on Jul 30, 2009
I had this problem. Nothing was lodged between the body and lens, restarting multiple times did nothing, cleaning, torquing, twisting over several days - nothing.
So, figuring "what could it hurt?" I just smacked it on the heel of my hand a couple times. Now it works.
firm percussive maintenance saves the day once again.
Posted on Jan 19, 2010
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