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Lens Error, Restart

Camera keeps saying lens error restart camera, how do I do that?

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  • Tina Costigan Nov 03, 2007

    i lightly dropped my camera, on the rug, caught it halfway down, it was on, now lens is barely tilted, hardly at all, but i dont dare touch it, dont want to break it, can someone please help me to fix this myself, i am on disability and cannot afford a camera store unless necessary then will borrow the money, thank you so much,

  • Anonymous Nov 10, 2007

    i didn't even have to do anything to get the "lens error" message. i've been up a couple of hours trying to fix it (need photos of a special event from earlier this evening - or i wouldn't bother) - can't figure it out?!?! (sd700)

  • 223456739 Dec 10, 2007

    Same problem. "Lens Error. Restart Camera."



    Dropped by daughter. Not hard surface. Lens will not focus. seems broken



    Less than year old - good camera so would like to salvage if possible.

  • hankmc Dec 17, 2007

    Canon PowerShot SD700 dropped from low height onto soft ground with lens extended. Now I get the lens error, restart camera warning. Suggestions?

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2008

    my camer won't start it simply says lens error restart camera. same thing over and over again.

  • tpg6360 Mar 22, 2008

    Yeah my camera lens were extended and it fell..and now it keeps coming up to a black screen and saying lens error,restart camera. But I try to and it doesn't do anything sometimes the blue screen comes up and says Canon on it then it goes back to the black screen. Any suggestions?

  • Anonymous Sep 01, 2008

    Same problem. My daughter dropped it on a rug covered floor and the lens appears to be jammed. Lens error restart camera appears. Tried a solution of pulling with a paperclip, unsuccessful.

  • janique-ka Oct 02, 2008

    Its annoting.. to my knowledge the camera was never dropped.. but same error

  • socrdad Dec 25, 2008

    I have the same problem and have been trying to use the paper clip to pull out the lens, but am still getting the Lens error message. Any other suggestions?

  • gonemac Jan 14, 2009

    My A540 was turned on while in the case.  Lens extended, but was stopped by confines of case.  Now I get the same error message reported above.  Lens is only partly extended.  How do I "restart" from this condition?  Where is the "lower right corner" of a cylindrical lens??  Does this mean 4 o'clock position when looking at the front of the camera?

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To fully reset a canon powershot.. Open battery compartment door , remove the batteries and the small backup battery , leave it open for a while .. after a 30 min or so insert backup battery and penlights and start up the camera .. if the problem persist call your supplier or contact canon,,

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That Was So helpfull i thought i had to buy a new camera until i tried that thank you so much

Posted on Sep 12, 2008

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Whats on that right corner, It really works!!! I thought I have to bring my new camera to the repair shop.

Thanks a lot...

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To GUEST (Mar 30) and xmarine2847,
can you please explain more detailed how and where you stuck the paperclip?
im a little confused.

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In response to GUEST from Mar 30, 2008 - that suggestion worked perfectly - except I didn't have a paperclip, so I used a fork - same result. Now my camera works fine again after getting this error within one month of ownership. Model SX100 IS. Infinite thanks to you.

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

Killing the camera

Posted on May 25, 2008

1) seperate the lens shutters
2)take a paper clip and hook it under the right corner of the lens (with shutter still open)
3) AS you press the on button simultaneously pullthe lens out.

Thank my father, works every time ;)

Posted on Mar 30, 2008

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Dear Sweet Rascal,

Have tried removing the battery and inserted after a minute but same response was prompted on the camera lens. Please advise what is other way to do?

Posted on Dec 31, 2007

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Has anyone tried a hard reset on their camera by removing the main power batteries for 60 seconds and the reinserting them as if it were the first time power up. This may not fix your particular problem, but when the processor that runs all of the electronic features of the camera gets confused, this is the best way to clear its confusion.
page number 114 of your manual. tell me if this works.

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