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Lens error on screen when you turn camera on.

Lens error appears on the screen when you turn camera on, than camera shuts off. Is this a battery problem?

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The most common cause of this issue on the L3 is an impact which dislodges the focus element in the very front of the lens. The metal platform that the focus system is mounted to is attached with 1 screw and is able to flex slightly under stress. When impacted it flexes and allows the focus drive to become misaligned. The lens still technically works but the camera senses that the focus is jammed and leaves the lens extended so no components will be damaged by retracting. This repair costs $145 at my shop, not an economical repair for this camera. Some parts of the focus element are accessable from the front of the lens. You can remove the metal cover (it is glued down). Generally you will not be able to re-install the lens barrier, but it can be removed without harm to the camera. When you remove the plastic plate which carries the lens barrier you will see a small metal gear, this is the base of the focus drive.

Posted on Jun 16, 2007

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With the power off, hold the camera in your palm and smack the front of the camera on your leg or arm. You might have to smack it a few time to get it to work. It has to do with the camera CDD lense (shuttle) being stuck. By smacking it around, it will free up the lense. Being extra gentle with it though. It worked for me. Hope this help.

Posted on Nov 11, 2007

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wheni go to turn on my camera it says"lens error"on the screen and wont turn on lens is "stuck"open.

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SOURCE: nikon s200 when camera turned on lens error

You may have a jammed lens assy. When the camera is turned on, camera go through a few stages of processing to be ready to take picutre and if the lens does not respond mechanically, it will give you a lens error. Lens jams due to sand or impact (even unnoticable light impact). If the lens is extended out you can somehow grab the lens barrel lightly with two fingers while turning the power on and nudge it side by side. If this did not help, take it to a reliable local technician for a diagnostic(should be free). Good luck. -james

Posted on Mar 28, 2009

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if the problem is due to the fact that u have dropped the camera on floor or put into water...then no other go you should change the whole lens array...contact your nearest service centre

Posted on May 13, 2009

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When i try to turn my camera on it sounds like its going to turn on but it stops and gives me the message on the screen Lens error 111. then it shuts off. I've been messing with it and i can get it to...


Often times a lens error comes up when the lens extension/focus mechanism has been jammed. It may almost fully function, but then the gears run into a small spot where those tiny gears are jammed, broken, have debris on them, etc. When the motor hits unexpected resistance, the camera kicks back the lens error code and shuts down before it does further damage to itself. Make sure there isn't anything wedged between where the pieces of the lens slide past each other. Past that, the best solution I can offer is to look on ebay... most cameras either die because the lens mechanism breaks, or because the LCD screen breaks. If you can find a donor camera with a bad screen, you can combine the best of both at a pretty reasonable price. These cameras are quite complicated to transplant, but fortunately most lens mechanisms and sensors are a full unit of themselves, and so are the lcd screens. Before investing in the donor camera, take yours apart and see how difficult it appears to be to work on it. Then make your decision. Good luck!

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When I turn on my digital camera the lens opens and closes and then the screen appears and says system error and shuts off compleatly what do I do?


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Remove any storage cards that may be in the camera, replace the batteries (or put on charger if not replaceable). Try to turn the camera on, if you still get the error, contact Sanyo for help in trying a master reset for the camera. If the error resolves itself, turn it off, put the storage card back in. If the error appears again, then you have a problem with the storage card. Replace the storage card with a different one, and see if error resolves.

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Lens errors are fairly common. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended ...

Here's 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, they're worth a try:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

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Nikon Coolpix S10 Problem: Lens Error The camera is less than a year old and "Lens Error" has suddenly appeared on the LCD screen. The camera makes a vibrating noise when it turns on then...


You can take pictures ( without VR function ) by starting your camera from play button then switch to photo !
Lens error appear after a shock . VR mechanism have piezo actuators glued with epoxy resin together with an carbon fiber stick . After a shock applied this epoxy broke so no vibration from piezo is transmitted to slider . It is possible to repair ( cheap , only epoxy and izopropilic alcohol needed ) but skills are necessary

(i am not an english speaker so ....)

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yea.. i also got sand in my camera and i have thje same problem... there is no help anywhere on the internet for us :(

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Dirt /dust in the lens and lens gear box ( this drives zooming only ) preventing optimum functioning. Lens cannot properly come on line ( shutter and diaphragh mechanism then do not come on line ) and the camera switches off. Solution : is ether replace lens unit or dismantle lens to clean out ( from gear box and the helicoil of the lens ).

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It dont turn on


I had the same problem. Try to turn it on, 3 beeps and then it would shut down. Screen would come on for that time. Also, the lens was stuck open. It wouldn't close.

I twisted the lens (gently) and it appeared stuck. A gentle screw motioned seemed to free it. I hit the power button and it come on, but this time no 3 beeps and shut down. I then turned it off and this time the lens retracted and closed.

So, it appears that if the lens gets stuck open, it has a shut down feature that doesn't allow the camera to go further into its operation modes. I believe this stuck open problem occured on our camera when the batteries went low.

Again, a second of gentle twisting seemed to unstick it and with fresh batteries in, it was able to operate and shut down properly.

As far as batteries, I use the rechargeable Ni-Cad 2500 mA. They last a while.

Blessings to you!

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