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Lens error restart camera error

I have had my camera for less than a year and barely used...today I was taking pictures and reviewing them when all of a sudden the camera shut off and would not turn on. The "lens error restart camera" message appeared on the screen. It seems as though this is a problem that most people have and canon should recall all powershot cameras and have this fixed.

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Hi,

I agree but there is nothing a consumer can do :(

The best solution you can try would be :-

Check the following when you operate the camera to avoid applying pressure to the lens and surrounding area:

  • Hold the camera so that your fingers do not touch the lens unit when you are shooting.
  • Make sure the camera is off before the camera is placed back in the case. Exercise caution to ensure that the camera does not accidentally power on while the camera is stored inside the case.
If you cannot clear the error code by turning the camera off and then on again, or if the error code is displayed frequently, a camera malfunction may have occurred. It would be better to get it repaired by Canon service center. Also, it should be free of cost if under warranty.

Thanks.

Posted on Sep 06, 2009

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