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Lens retract problem

When i press the power button the lens comes out a tiny bit and stops dead... press the power button again and the lens goes back in. i thought the motor in there was done but when i press the review images button the lens comes all the way out and back in again! so it seems as if the motor is fine. any help would be much appreciated!!!

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  • Anonymous Sep 19, 2008

    i am also having same problem. gives 'lens error restart'

  • gennery Sep 20, 2008

    That happnens with mine " lens error restart camra"

  • Anonymous Sep 29, 2008

    the lens stuck inside the body when push the power-on button, And on LCD "Lens error, restart camera" message persistently displays!!

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Hi

What you are seeing is the Canon generic stuck lens error message.

Your lens needs to be cleaned or repaired, and if it cant be repaired it needs to be replaced. There are online places that will do it for a decent price and there are others that overcharge by way too much.

Fixya rules prevent me from giving you a link to anything off Fixya that would help you fix your camera, sorry.

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The following blog outlines some repair options for a lens error. They won't work for all cases, but they're worth a try if the camera's no longer under warranty:
http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

Posted on Dec 31, 2007

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