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Lens error. Restart camera.

I have a Canon SD1100 and it's never been dropped or misused. I used it to take a picture on my holidays, turned it off (to save battery), then when I tried to turn it back on again shortly after it kept saying "Lens error. Restart camera." ... HOW???

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This is very common has the camera been near the ocean??? it does not have to be dropped to give you this error. repair on you lens runs 85.00 for repair. or a new lens for 125.00

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