Question about Canon PowerShot A550 Digital Camera
I'm currently getting the "lens error, restart camera" message on the lcd screen of my canon powershot A550. I've tried some of the minimal harm DIY solutions to no avail and plan to take it to my local camera store tomorrow. Any solutions would be much appreciated!
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:
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.
Posted on Feb 17, 2008
Here's a link to an ebay store with the gears:
Posted on May 28, 2008
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Posted on May 18, 2008
I am getting this error Lens error, restart camera, my i can have a help?
Posted on Nov 15, 2010
You mentioned an e-bay seller of these wheels.
Do you have a link please?
Thank you in advance.
Posted on Apr 06, 2008
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