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Re: LCD screen says "lense error" camera will not operate
This is probably THE single most common failure among digital cameras. There's a halfway chance of fixing it yourself, described here: http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html
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LCD Screen Size
Not Interchangeable Lenses
Image Sensor Type
640 x 480
320 x 240
176 x 144
CompactFlash Card Type I
Built-in Memory Size
Viewfinder / Display
With LCD Screen
LCD Protected Position
Without LCD Protected Position
4 x AA Batteries
Built-in MP3 Player
Without Built-in Microphone
Without Built-in Speaker
With Tripod Mount
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows 98
Microsoft Windows ME
Microsoft Windows NT
Microsoft Windows XP
4 x AA Batteries
If no error code on the LCD screen, then you have either very weak batteries or a lens motor malfunction. One way to test the batteries is plug in your AC/DC source and try to turn on your camera again. If it works, then it was the batteries. If it still doesn't work, then its the lens motor. Time for repair.
The firmware update (Version 1.0.8) incorporates the following improvements and fixes. 1.Fixes a phenomenon in which Image Stabilization operation emits a sound when certain buttons are pressed, with the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS lens attached to the camera. 2.Fixes a phenomenon in which the Image Stabilization operation emits a sound from the lens when IS lenses are attached to the camera. 3.Fixes a phenomenon in which a part of the image looks unnatural when reviewed on the LCD. 4.Corrects errors in the Spanish and Norwegian menu screens.
So if your camera is working properly for your purposes, and you don't use any IS lenses, you don't really need to update the firmware.
In answer to your second question, I don't think so. All EOS cameras communicate with the lenses completely electronically, and so work with any EF or EF-S lens. You may be able to find an adapter which would physically match an FD lens with an EOS camera, but all settings would have to be done manually on both the camera and the lens, and it would definitely be trial and error. The metering function in the camera depends on receiving a lot of information from the lens to get the correct exposure.
Defective mechanism, a stucked mechanism is present. camcorder are smart it can detects error and shuts down itself for safety. earlier models dominoes the defect if the user is not quick enough to react when something goes wrong with the camera. You need professional service to fix it.
If it is a new[ish] purchase send it back via the seller.
It may be an issue with the particular model.
Get onto Pentax Tech support Team- See what happens- if it is an issue then a replacement free or at moderate cost may be available.
If the camera is older -there will be no economic repair option.
Sorry to say but a lens error actually is a problem that you cannot fix at home. When a lens error occurs, the motors inside that make the lens retract and protract were some how damaged, usually caused if the lens try coming out when you have it in your pocket or against a surface so it cant fully come out. You will have to send the camera in for service and you can do that by calling 1-800-706-2534, option 1.