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Lens error message

When I turned the camera off, the lens did not retract. When I push the off/on button again, it tries to run, but says lens error, restart camera. The lens still will not retract

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try these:-

  • connect it to pc and on it
  • vaccum the barrel of lens
  • changing mem. card and batt. for 2min.
  • shake it.
  • on and off in different positions

Posted on Sep 11, 2010

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