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Cannon PowerShot SD850IS Lens Error

Dropped camera - getting "Lens error, restart camera" message. Everything seems to be intact. Local camera shop says the part alone is $150 and better off buying a new camera. Love the camera and don't want to get a new one. Canon PowerShot SD850IS

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flash may have been dislodged and out of true. or may be the lens is out of alignment or a shutter blade is not functioning. Dropping them sure does them no good at all. Into the repair shop with it

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SOURCE: lens error message Canon Powershot A550

Canon A550 and A560 have the same body and most of the internal parts, including lens assembly are the same. Canon won't sell individual parts within the lens assembly. There could be two possiblities. One is (unlikely) that the lens assembly components have been knocked off from their position. The other is that because of a knock, or dropping the camera, the gears in the gearbox of the lens assembly are broken. These gears are the same as the ones in A530/A540, and are available from ebay for $12.50 including shipping. Checkout my site for how to open up the camera and the lens assembly to replace these:

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For A550 and A560, if you take it to the professional repair shop, it might not be cost effective, since it might cost around $90. Canon does not sell gears, so they might have to replace the entire lens assembly. The new camera is available these days for around $140.

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SOURCE: 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

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

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SOURCE: lens error, restart camera for canon power shot SX120 IS

This is probably THE most common failure among digital cameras. There's a halfway chance of fixing it yourself, described here:
http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

Posted on Feb 14, 2010

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