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Canon 540 powershot - when i turn on the camera the lens willl no

Worked fine yesterday
i cleared the memory card, still no luck

turns on fine but no blue canon logo and no lens coming out

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Is it giving you an error code? if so what is the code?

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Canon Powershot A3400 won't turn on


Hi Jessie,

I looked at the troubleshooting section of the Canon Powershot A3400 Is manual and it suggested the following:

  • Confirm that your are using the correct type of battery, and that there is sufficient charge (p. 163). Sounds like you did this.
  • Confirm that the battery is inserted facing the correct way (p.17)
  • Confirm that the memory card/battery cover is fully closed (p.18)
  • Dirty battery terminals reduce battery performance. Try cleaning the terminals with a cotton swab and reinserting the battery a few times.
The manual also said that the batteries can deplete quickly in low temperatures. "Try warming the batteries a little by putting them in your pocket, for example, ensuring that the terminals do not touch any metal objects."

You can find the manual online here: http://aggregate.org/CACS/psa4000is-a3400is-a2400is-a2300-a1300-a810-cug-c-en.pdf

I also uploaded the manual to FixYa's Canon Powershot A3400 Is Product Page:http://www.fixya.com/support/p2861926-canon_powershot_a3400_16_megapixel_16_mp

Lastly, you can also check out Canon's Service & Support page for the camera: http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/digital_cameras/powershot_a_series/powershot_a3400_is#ServiceAndSupport

Best of luck!

Dec 20, 2013 | Canon Powershot A3400 Is 16 Megapixel...

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When I turn on my camera my lens wont open and it will beep and say Lens error,resart camera. What should I do?


Hi there lens error means lens guide pin damaged. Solution only replacing the lens But you can try these for luck.Please follow the steps and let me know the result.
1. Ensure batteries are fully charged & clean the battery connector point in side the battery compartment.
2. Look carefully between the lens and the camera body for any sand, dirt or any damaged etc.
3. Try turning the camera with the lens facing down and shake to dislodge anything stuck
4. Try removing batteries and memory card, wait 5 minutes and refit the battery only.
5. Now turn on camera( with out card ) and see ,if working then fix the memory card & again turn on the camera. If working then fine . Otherwise format the memory card and fix back in camera again & try. Make sure before format the memory card take a back up all photos in your computer then format. If no luck then reset or restore the camera setting by pressing Menu key for 2 sec .. in not done the press both Menu & self time key for 2 - 4 sec.
i hope it will gives you success.

Jan 23, 2011 | Canon PowerShot A560 Digital Camera

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When the lens is opening, a strange noise. It might have a problem focusing. I sent the camera to Canon for repair. They claimed they did have the parts and offered me a lesser product for the repair...


Hi there please follow the steps and let me know the result.
1. Ensure batteries are fully charged & clean the battery connector point in side the battery compartment.
2. Look carefully between the lens and the camera body for any sand, dirt or any damaged etc.
3. Try turning the camera with the lens facing down and shake to dislodge anything stuck
4. Try removing batteries and memory card, wait 5 minutes and refit the battery only.
5. Now turn on camera( with out card ) and see ,if working then fix the memory card & again turn on the camera. If working then fine . Otherwise format the memory card and fix back in camera again & try. Make sure before format the memory card take a back up all photos in your computer then format. If no luck then reset or restore the camera setting by pressing Menu key for 2 sec .. in not done the press both Menu & self time key for 2 - 4 sec.
i hope it will gives you success. Thanks

Jan 17, 2011 | Canon PowerShot SD870 IS Digital Camera

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Powershot sd630 digital elph busy can not reset and says busy when deleting one picture


Hi there please follow the steps and let me know the result.
1. Ensure batteries are fully charged & clean the battery connector point in side the battery compartment.
2. Look carefully between the lens and the camera body for any sand, dirt or any damaged etc.
3. Try turning the camera with the lens facing down and shake to dislodge anything stuck
4. Try removing batteries and memory card, wait 5 minutes and refit the battery only.
5. Now turn on camera( with out card ) and see ,if working then fix the memory card & again turn on the camera. If working then fine . Otherwise format the memory card and fix back in camera again & try. Make sure before format the memory card take a back up all photos in your computer then format. If no luck then reset or restore the camera setting by pressing Menu key for 2 sec .. in not done the press both Menu & self time key for 2 - 4 sec.
i hope it will gives you success.

Jan 17, 2011 | Canon PowerShot SD630 Digital ELPH / IXUS...

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LCD screen Black - manual Zoom not working


Hey,
It sounds like you're having the same problem,
Here is a link
http://www.e18error.com/repair.html

It may be usefull,
good luck mate!

Jul 26, 2010 | Canon PowerShot A630 Digital Camera

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My canon powershot s3 is ...the lens seems to be stuck in it vibrates like its trying ...lens error message apears ,it beeps and shuts off


Hi there i like to inform you that its a lens guide pin problem. It is damaged or out of lens guide line. Thats why its stuck. The solution is only replacing the lens. But before that if you want to take a risk then on the camera and give a twist on the lens. Be careful. not much twist, just little. After that turn off / on the camera. If its working then fine. Other wise only the solution is contact with the service center and replace the lens.i am sure your camera lens position like a below mentioned picture.. before all this try to follow those step for luck.


1. Ensure batteries are fully charged.
2. Look carefully between the lens and the camera body for any sand, dirt or any damaged etc.
3. Try turning the camera with the lens facing down and shake to dislodge anything stuck
4. Try removing batteries and memory card, wait 5 minutes and refit the battery only.
5. Now turn on camera( with out card ) and see ,if working then fix the memory card & again turn on the camera. If working then fine .
Otherwise format the memory card and fix back in camera again & try. Make sure before format the memory card take a
back up all photos in your computer then format. If no luck then reset or restore the camera setting by pressing Menu key for 2 sec ..
in not done the press both Menu & self time key for 2 - 4 sec.

May 06, 2010 | Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

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It just turned on fine , i took out the batteries and memory card then put them back in. it wont turn on


check lens barrel for any dirt etc stopping lens coming out, this sometimes stops the camera turning on. make sure the batt is full (sure you have!) good luck

Dec 06, 2009 | Canon PowerShot A80 Digital Camera

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Have a powershot sd550


E18 is a lens error. My guess would be sand got into your lens (into the gears, etc.). These guys should be able to take care of you. http://www.darntoothysam.com/servlet/the-1730/Canon-Powershot-SD550-Camera/Detail

Feb 28, 2008 | Canon PowerShot SD550 / IXUS 750 Digital...

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Canon powershot A520


I had a similar problem. Lens came out , and will not go back to off position. Will not tun on either chnaged couple of batteries with no luck.

I took the memory card out and it worked " Turned on". I formatted the memory card and it started working fine. Hope it will help few of you.

Good Luck

Dec 12, 2007 | Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera

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