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Pentax Optio 60 LENS

I get a LENS ERROR when I turn camera on, and then it shuts down. The camera is just past warranty, damn it.

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  • kminchew4 Dec 19, 2007

    brand new batteries camera truns on and off right away.

  • cas43952 Dec 26, 2007

    When I turn on my camera it says lens error then shuts down

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2008

    when camera turned on, lens error message and camera shuts down. nothing works....batteries fully charged.

  • sessalulu Feb 02, 2008

    daughter's optio 60 also has the same problem - any hints?

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2008

    When I turn the camera on I get the error " Lenses error
    " then it shuts off, any body have any hints on how to fix problem

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2008

    turn cam on ...LENS ERROR... seems to be a very common problem !

    why no answer or fix ...other than buy a new camera, bud?

    perhaps we should all buy a different brand,bud!!!

  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2008

    When I switch on the camera says Lens error and switches off.

  • knokmeout May 26, 2008

    lens error when cut on, then turns off. Help.

  • maureenmg Jun 26, 2008

    lens error appears when i switch on

  • nancyyaya Jun 27, 2008

    I turn on the Pentax Optio 60 with good batteries in it and it comes up "lens error" then shuts down. I see there are several with this problem why doesn't Pentax recall this camera and either fix the problem or send us a new one???? I have purchased a new Cannon camera now and I would not ever buy a Pentax again.

  • lipscandotrx Jul 19, 2008

    As with the other customers purchasing the Pentax Optio 60- even with new batteries- my camera reads "lens error" and shuts off. Any solution? It's pretty damn disgusting since I can't use it.....













  • nakray2002 Aug 03, 2008

    I get a LENS ERROR when I turn camera on, and then it shuts down

  • amankowich Apr 30, 2009

    Exact same problem, I posted it but have no replies.  Haven't even taken 50 pics yet.

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The same thing happened with my camera, I gave it to a freind for her husband to look at it. He said when turning on face the lens side down (to the ground) when turning off hold lens side up right (to the sky). this worked for mine. I don't know if he did anything else to it but when I zoomed I got lens error. I did what he said and it took several tries but it did work... please post if this helps you.

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When I turn my camera on it says lens error and shuts off. no damage to camera and new batteries did not help.

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Your camera almost certainly has a lens error, this is such a common fault that I hope you don't mind me pasting my stock generic answer below. No point in reinventing the wheel!

Stuck lenses are probably the most common reason that compact digital cameras get thrown away, but there's a fair chance of recovering use of your camera again

The fault is commonly caused by dirt or grit blocking the mechanism, or due to it having suffered a recent fall. Another common cause is that the camera was in a pocket or bag and the power button accidentally activated and tried to open the lens against resistance. The mechanism may have simply become dislodged or there may be parts which have broken.

If your camera is still under warranty and has definitely not been subject to misuse then contact the Canon service department in your country to find out about a free repair. If the warranty has expired though a professional repair will far exceed the cost of replacing your camera. You will therefore have nothing to lose by trying to fix this yourself.

Please click here and you will be taken to an excellent article provided by the Camera Repair website. For the most part, you'll be guided on how to physically manipulate your camera to try and clear the fault. Although the article mentions Canon a few times, the advice applies equally to all cameras with lens errors and is not model-specific.

If the link doesn't work then cut and paste the following address into your browser:-

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