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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Never buy a Canon camera again. I have the same problem, and sorry that nobody has a solution. This is the worst of the 3 Canon digitals I have purchased. Lack of a view finder makes it impossible to preview shot when outside on a bright day.
Posted on Jun 29, 2008
She is maybe referring to the Fixya pricing to pay for solutions... or maybe somebody sent her a message saying to send it to them and they would inspect it for $10.
Fixya can be a great place to find free advice but when it comes to repairing a digital camera with a stuck lens you will only get the following advice for free:
1- Bang it on the table
2- Grab the lens with something and pull it out
3- Blow compressed air into it
Most of the time this is not going to repair a camera with a defective lens, and if it does the problem will probably return later. Why not do it properly instead??
1- Banging the camera on the table may dislodge (temporarily) dirt or sand that is in your camera and the lens will work. The dirt will shift again eventually and your lens will jam up again.
- Banging the camera on the table can also dislodge ribbon cables inside the camera and stop it from powering or disconnect your LCD screen.
- Banging the camera on the table can also crack your LCD screen.
2- Never EVER twist a stuck lens, grab it with something and pull on it, or push it back into the camera. All you will do is more damage to something that may be repairable.
3- Compressed air may dislodge some dirt or sand like in #1, but it's still in there and will come back again eventually.
What's the real answer??
You need to open the camera, remove the lens, disassemble the lens and clean it, then put it all back together. This needs to be done in a static free environment or you can short out the camera, and you need to be careful and pay attention to detail.
If this doesn't work, the lens needs to be replaced. If the camera is under warranty the manufacturer should do it for free. If not look for an ACTUAL digital camera repair business and NOT your local electronics store; they know NOTHING about repair and will tell you it's either $200 or they will tell you to throw it in the trash.
How do I know this?
I have been operating an affordable digital camera repair business for 4-5 years now. Even if you don't use our services; DON'T pay somebody $200 to fix your camera, but please DO feel free to contact us for help or advice.
Good luck with your repair from Darntoothysam com
Posted on Nov 02, 2008
What you are seeing is just an error message, starting your camera again won't do anything unfortunately.
You need to replace the lens, we have your lens repair available on our site for about $75! If we can help please let us know.
Owner- Darntoothysam com
Posted on Apr 14, 2009
SOURCE: Lens is open and won't
I've had similar problems with various versions of this camera. Here's the fix, if all else fails. These are step-by-step instructions to take apart and fix the camera's lens error. http://johnsmouth.wordpress.com/2010/12/01/lens-error/
Posted on Dec 02, 2010
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