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Lens error, restart camera message

I have a Canon PowerShot SD1100 camera and just recently when I turned it on, this message comes up, "lens error, restart camera? Can you help please?

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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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same thing just happened to me today. the little girl that I babysit dropped it about 1 foot to the rug on the ground, not a hard drop at all. so i tried taking out the batteries and hit it on the table (read on other sites) then i gently turned the end of the lens (my lens was stuck out) counter clock wise and it clicked and then worked.

Posted on Sep 01, 2010

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Here are some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for less than 50% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, or if repair costs close to the value of the camera, they're worth a try.

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try these:-
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this is very common has the camera been near the ocean??? it does not have to be dropped to give you this error. repair on you lens runs 85.00 for repair. or a new lens for 125.00

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same thing just happened to me today. the little girl that I babysit dropped it about 1 foot to the rug on the ground, not a hard drop at all. so i tried taking out the batteries and hit it on the table (read on other sites) then i gently turned the end of the lens (my lens was stuck out) counter clock wise and it clicked and then worked.

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