Question about Canon Sx230 IS Digital Camera
One half of the lens cover on my Canon PowerShot SX230 HS is not closing when power down the camera.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have the same problem. How do you restart the camera. I have pulled the battery and SD card, but can't get to a menu screen to restart to camera.
Posted on Apr 22, 2008
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Your lens is defective needs to be cleaned, repaired or replaced. If you got sand in the gears it will definitely jam up the lens! Sometimes you can tear down the lens and clean out the sand, and if none of the gears are damaged the lens will then work properly again.
There are online places that will do it for a decent price and there are others that overcharge by way too much.
I know this because I OWN ONE that charges a reasonable price to do the repair! (Google 'darntoothysam')
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Posted on Oct 10, 2008
SOURCE: Lens error, restart camera
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:
Posted on Jun 28, 2009
This is probably THE most common failure among digital cameras. There's a halfway chance of fixing it yourself, described here:
Posted on Feb 14, 2010
The best thing to do is to first try restarting the camera. Do not push or pull on the lens as this will often cause other issues. Do not blow air in the lens as this generally moves any dirt or dust to the back and it sits on your imaging sensor, you'll end up with poor photos after that. The best thing to do is to have it serviced so it is fixed correctly and working the way it should be. The site that is great for the Powershot Models is: www.CamerasAndParts.com They only specialize in these Powershots and they have your exact lens error problem right on the site. Try them for help. They tend to be the best deal plus they're service is wonderful. You'll pay $89 for the repair, all of the service for that model and the return shipping back to you included with them. They'd be the place for help with this one, best of luck.
Posted on Jun 27, 2010
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