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My camera says lens error and the lens won't go back in. I

I just finished downloading photos and camera jarred just a little when I unplugged from computer now it says "lens error". Thanks so much for your help.

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Firmware doesn't solve lens errors. that can only be solved by sending into repairs. Give them a call at 800-706-2534 and then keep choosing option 1.

Posted on Jul 10, 2007

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SOURCE: Nikon Coolpix 3100 will not turn off or lense retract

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Try removing the battery from the camera to see if this will force a reset. This may well resolve the problem.

If your problem persists after this please do add a comment and I try to assist further.

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Posted on Nov 02, 2009

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SOURCE: I had the E18 error--lens wouldn't retract and

Focus problems are quite common after a lens error, it sounds like you still have an issue with that lens unit. If you need help, there's a great site taht just specializes in the powershot problems, nothing else at all. Try going to www.camerasandparts.com and you'll see the fix for this for your SD890 camera. I hope that helps, that site is amazing for the powershots and that's where a lot of people go for help with these. Good luck with it.

Posted on Apr 04, 2010

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Causes of a Lens Error: There are a number of ways with which a lens error can be caused. Particulates might have managed to get into the mechanical bits that allow the lens to retract, a purely physical interference with the lens mechanism. If the camera was dropped, especially while the lens was extended, there's a pretty good chance something might have been knocked loose, such as the guide pins upon which the lens withdraws and retracts.

How to Repair a Lens Error: As scary as a lens error might seem, there are some easy fixes. Before trying any of them out, however, first take a good long look at your camera warranty and maybe have a chat with the company. If the lens error will be covered under the terms of the warranty, go for it. Even some of the simple fixes mentioned below might void the camera warranty. Frankly, however, it's unlikely that a lens error will qualify for the warranty.

Try just some basic things first-just to make sure it's actually the lens that's broken. Replace the batteries with fresh ones. Failing that, replace the memory card.

Additional details could find in this article link: fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html


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Posted on May 26, 2011

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The camera probably needs to be properly repaired. Try this site: www.camerasandparts.com They do awesome work on the canons and they are very reasonable as far as price. They're the best bet for a canon that needs repair.

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