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Lens Error. Restart Camera. Camera gives this error message and then shuts off. I can't access photos or function buttons. What can I do?

My Canon Powershot SD1000 has an error message each time I turn it on. "Lens Error. Restart camera." The lens won't pop out - what can I do? It automatically shuts off in about 3 seconds after this message so I can't even access function buttons or photos etc.

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  • Anonymous May 20, 2009

    I have the exact same problem

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    Have tried removing batteries but still will not turn on. Message comes up "Lens Error. Will shut down automatically. restart Camera.

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Press the "MENU" button and navigate to the reset command and reset the camera. That may get the camera to function properly.

Posted on Jun 13, 2009

  • John Moore Jun 20, 2009

    Clean the battery connections in the camera and on the battery. Use the rubber eraser end of a pencil. clean contacts may help.

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