Question about Nikon Coolpix S210 Digital Camera
My cousin JUST got this error when she took her camera to the beach. (she thinks sand got into it) i brought it to my house and planned on taking it apart. (i'm pretty handy with these things) before i started anything, i tried to make the lens STAY out when it turned on.
1. i opened the bottom where the battery is.
2. i turned on the camera and quickly popped out the battery when it was at its furthest point. (the s210 has a battery latch that pops the battery out on its own. so i just pulled it back so the battery would come out)
3. from there i pulled out the lens as much as i could (pulled slightly, as it hardly moves when off)
4. from there i put the battery back in and powered it on
5. i lens stayed out after it turned on then back off (still giving me the "lens error" screen
6. i powered on 1 more time and the lens went back in. and the camera worked!
you can try this and hopefully it works. (sounds like the gears just got out of place and wouldn't let the lens come out properly)
and if it doesn't work, you always have nikon to call up! :D
hope this helps someone!
Posted on Sep 16, 2009
Hi onikaassing, A very common problem in all the brands "lens error". The remedy is that you have to replace the lens block assembly. Actueally the sled motor start malfunctioning, Contact nikon service centre maybe they have the component level repair facility which can reduce the repair cost. Thanks for using fixya.
Posted on Jun 14, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: lens error/system error
I have successfully fixed the same error on a Nikon 2100 by dissasembling the camera and removing grit from the gears that drive the lens. However, if the camera has been dropped, I suspect that something has got dented or bent. It may be worth taking the camera apart to see if a gear has got dislodged.
I would warn you to be very careful not to get a shock off the flash capacitor inside the camera though. Also, it took me quite a while to put it all back together. It's not the easiest device to work on, a result of the very compact body (for its time!)
Posted on Nov 09, 2007
SOURCE: A460 lens error, restart camera
The following blog outlines some repair options for a lens error. They won't work for all cases, but they're worth a try if the camera's no longer under warranty:
Posted on Jan 03, 2008
SOURCE: My lens wont fully extend
My sister's camera was having the same trouble and after trying a few different things, i came across a solution that fixed her camera. Her error said "lense error, restart camera."
I held down the shutter button for a few seconds, then i held down the power button as well. I tried it once or twice and then it worked. I hope this helps!
Posted on Jul 01, 2008
I had the same problem as everyone else regarding the error that would pop up stating that there was a lens error. I had the camera in my pocket when I went to a hockey game, pulled it out to take a picture, and it didn't work. Needless to say I was pissed because I expected far more from Canon. I was just about to go and buy a new camera, and figured that I would try to troubleshoot the problem and stumbled upon this site. Someone suggested turning the camera on and off while twisting the lens, so I figured it couldn't hurt to try it.
Before trying this, my lens would not retract all the way, the cover would not shut, the image was blurry, and I could not zoom in at all or the camera would show the error.
So, I tried the "twisting" solution, and it wasn't working, but I think I was being too delicate with it. I put a little more pressure on it and gave it a good twist. There was a clicking noise as others have said, but in the end, it worked after about 2 or 3 minutes of messing with it. No my lens goes down, the cover shuts and its clear as a bell. Not sure if this is a recurring problem as it appears to be a common problem, I fully suggest trying this before you send it off to get it fixed for a ridiculous amount of money.
Best of luck
Posted on Jan 30, 2009
SOURCE: Lens error, restart camera
Lens error is usually caused by mechanical faults concerning lens assembly. The lens cannot extend or retract fully, the error is detected and lens error is returned.
Sometimes this can be fixed playing with the lens during extraction or retraction to help the lens asset getting back to normal.
More often the camera lens must be disassembled and re-assembled by a technician to fix the problem.
Posted on Jul 05, 2009
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