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Lens error Hello sir. my camera type is S3IS, When I power on the camera ,It's lens dithering and occured "lens error" ther power off automaticly. Pls give me some information How to solve this trouble.

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Hi - i had the same problem, just fixed it see this link http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2007-01-01T00%3A00%3A00-08%3A00&updated-max=2008-01-01T00%3A00%3A00-08%3A00&max-results=14 i just ended up pulling the lens (please do read the disclaimer section on this website before taking any action) i was a bit scared as after i did it it wouldnt focus and came up with the same error but i just kept switching it on and off and it seems ok now - i think its a technical IT term... reboot! hope this helps!

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