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Nikon Coolpix 5700 - Lens Error

My camera was working just fine... then i got a lense error message and now my lens will not retract back into the camera. It will not zoom or pull back... nothing. What do I need to do to fix this?

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  • Ex5700 Dec 19, 2007

    Same problem here, and the usual 'guy' solutions of nudging the lens
    and then banging the camera hard didn't help. I suspect the real
    solution is a Canon EOS ... I've always been knocked out by the Nikon
    optics but when the rest of the camera doesn't keep up ... well, I
    guess there's a reason everybody around has a Canon.

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2007

    it was working perfectly fine then then lens thing wont go back in or let me take pictures it jus says lens error

  • shortnblazin Feb 12, 2008

    Same problem happened with mine. It was working just fine until my battery ran out and the lens was out. I tried new batteries in it and it'll turn on saying "Lens Error". I cant get the lens to go down and it wont take pictures. I never dropped it or never had it near are there replacement parts?

  • Sheba7 Mar 06, 2008

    Unfortunately, I dropped my Nikon 5700 which resulted in the camera lens being stuck in the out position. Now camera lens will not retract and camera indicates lens error. Although camera is an older model, I am willing to pay for it to be repaired because dollar-for-dollar it still takes better quality photos than the average point and shoot camera.

  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2008

    Sent mine out to fix the sony chip, got it back used it a few times and now have an error. I will search net to find a dealer to fix.

  • tedsol00 May 09, 2008

    Probably had a low battery then I snapped a pic. The flash fired then lens stuck out. Cant get it to turn on with fresh battery.

  • iLY1 May 13, 2008

    My camera was working just fine... then i got a lense error message and now my lens will not retract back into the camera. It will not zoom or pull back... nothing. What do I need to do to fix this?

  • linds22 Sep 19, 2008

    dropped my camera and now the lens is stuck in the open position and wont retract. any simple solution to this problem?

  • sbauer128 Jan 29, 2009

    My lens sticks all the time. Not sure if there is some sand or dirt in there??? But I have to basically help pull out the lens everytime I turn the the camera on.



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Sweet. this helped. I was just too lazy to find out on my own. lol. easy solution.

Posted on Jul 09, 2008


Ok my sister used it and like it showed LENS ERROR i took out da battery and like when it wuz ready i put it back in so i got mad and wanted 2 throw it but instead i looked 4 a solution online.I did try 2 wiggle it a bit but since i dont have a knife @ the moment i cant do it PLEEEEEEEEEEASE help me,i dont know how to tell my folks

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I have the same problem and I'd say call the official office: 0287485222 for Australia.

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I wrote about the "lens error" on my daughter's L11 problem back in January. Today I did some further investigating...some guy said he just fidgeted with it a bit and fixed it. I did the same! It works and was sooooo simple. I first popped off the thin, circular lens cover with a thin paring knife, then i just grabbed the top cylindar of the telescoping (but stuck crooked) lens and wiggled it a little toward where it should have been and it popped back into place. The lens cover was easy to snap back on and all was well! See solution #4 from ETonyR posted on Jan 26. I hope those of you with the L11 problem have luck with this!

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Oops sorry for double post, I didn't think the first one went through and don't see how to edit to delete one.

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