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My Powershot A580 [Canon] has recieved the "Lens Error - Restart Camera" message, whenever I try to turn it on. I've tried to change the batteries, blow softly on the slots for the memory card + batteries, but it still does it! How can I fix this without having to pay to repair it?

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This trick works for most of these camera types and my canon was revived from this
OK you are probably going to think I am loony giving you this advise But No I am completely sane!

Get a can of compressed air OR acces to a compressor at your local garage Get them to fit the triggered air blower tool to it.

Blow around the lens in all the extension joins the firmly slap it in the palm of you hand with the side of the camera making contact with you palm. Do the procedure two or 3 times and inbetween the slaps turn it on to activate the lens mechanism. I have now fixed about 80 of these cameras with this method. I obtained the fix from Sony who charge $90 to do exactly the same. Keep at it as it will eventually work. One tip, make sure the battery is charged before you do this.

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THERE IS A LENS BARREL PROBLEM SO YOU HAVE TO GO TO REPAIRER

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