Question about Canon PowerShot SX100 IS Digital Camera
The lens of my camera is stuck inside the camera and when I try to turn it on it beeps then says lens error, restart camera then turns off so I have no idea what to do?
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:
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: I have canon SX 100
The lens error indicates that the movement is inhibited possibly by sand or grit. It
also may be misaligned or an internal component has failed.
Here are a few links to some other things to try. With newer
cameras I am usually hesitant to suggest these options
since they include some more extreme procedures that may
cause further damage if not done correctly, but since
yours is probably no longer under warranty, they may save you an
expensive repair bill. An older Canon camera is used to demonstrate these procedures but, the
lens structure of these compact cameras is the same so
the examples do apply to this unit. These procedures are
effective about 60% of the time. Click on or copy and paste the links into your browser.
* Lens Covers
* Lens FIX 1
* Lens FIX 2
Additional details also can read in this previous post: support/t10373115-nikkon_s3000
Hope this helps.
Posted on Sep 14, 2011
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