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A430 camera lens error, restart camera

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  • latelori May 07, 2008

    When I try to zoom in, the camera beeps & a message comes up saying "lens error, restart camera." Then the screen goes black. I turn off the camera & try again, getting the same results.

  • latelori May 09, 2008

    We opened up the camera, cleaned it out & it is still doing the same thing. Aargh!

  • latelori May 09, 2008

    Unable to zoom in.

  • wiley919 May 17, 2008

    lens error, restart camera. I tried tapping it on the USB pad, removing the batteries for 2+ mins, ensuring the lens is straight. Not sure what else

  • fishvons May 31, 2008

    Same problem, turn on, get canon logo then lens error, restart camera and nothing helps, had to get new camera but would like to fix this one still

  • Anonymous Nov 07, 2008

    i have the lens problem photos removed come exposed when in sun inside the room darker side its ok but a few lines on the screen, i have showed it to the tecnication of cannon he says the full lens part to be changed, how much is the lens cost and the service.

  • carman1964 Nov 11, 2008

    lens will not close, or open, it says restart camera?

  • rcameto May 24, 2009

    We have the following problem. In the windows of the camera appears "restart camera". We do that comand but nothing happens and the message appears again. Thank for your kind help
    rcameto@hotmail.com

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I went to the beach and when it came back, it was like ur's, so it might be some tiny piece of dirt and sand stuck in the lens somewhere.

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Lens error, restart camera


Lens errors are fairly common. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended ...

Here's some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for less than 50% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

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Sometimes this can be fixed playing with the lens during extraction or retraction to help the lens asset getting back to normal.
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Restart means turn it off and on. But I believe that you failed to mention the other words that go with this error, namely "Lens Error, Restart Camera". Sadly, restarting the camera usually does not work to correct the lens error.

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What you are seeing is a generic stuck lens error message, turning off the camera and turning it on again will not fix the lens unfortunately.

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