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Lens Error, restart camera

I can't seem to restart the camera, how do i do that. I dropped my camera while taking a picture of something

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  • bls30 Nov 07, 2007

    Getting Lens Error, restart camera problem when i start my camera

  • blackdove Nov 10, 2007

    I am having the same problem as well. Is there a specific way to restart the camera (other than turning it on and off which doesn't work). Can this lens error be fixed? I've never had any problems in the past.

  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2007

    me and my friend were making a video and she heard beeping she went over and it shut off, and no it says lens error restart camera, and i don't know how to do that and it has being saying that every time i turn it own and the lens won't go in or anything.

  • Anonymous Dec 03, 2007

    Camera was dropped. Shows lens error, restart camera message.

  • Anonymous Apr 24, 2008

    not sure what happened. i just know that my friend needed to use it and now that i have it back it has this message.

  • Anonymous May 26, 2009

    Dropped my camera with the lens out. It was slanted but realigned and it only partially retracts. 

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The following blog outlines some repair options for a lens error. They won't work for all cases, but they're worth a try:

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

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

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I put the lens side down and kept taping it against my table It worked wonders! :D

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

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