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Camera problem The camera comes on but when it comes on it say Lens error and don't do nothing else

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Re: Camera problem

That is a common problem when the lens has been under pressure or it has had a fall or was hit when the lens was extended.
I always say treat your digital camera like eggs, and know that it is very sensitive to any impacts, and it should last a long time. Always use the wrist strap any time you pick up the camera, and always place it into a padded bag for protection. Take extra concerns, and it will be to your benefit.

Now.... If the lens returns when the battery is put in, then that means that, more than likely, the lens is out of sync. This may be able to be reset by holding in on the lens as it is turned on.
What that will do is reset the gears or internal guides back to the place where they belong.
By doing this, you may damage the lens more than it already is, but it may be worth a try.
Take care,

Posted on Jul 25, 2008

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Showing lens control error fuji finefix HS 30 exr

Does it say Lens control error, or does it say Focus error, turn off the camera and turn it on again?
The last can happen when you touch the lens barrel. When the lens does not retract when you shut down the camera, perhaps the battery is exhausted or the barrel got stuck.
Try to recharge the battery and start all over again. If nothing goes, try carefully to pull out the lens a little Less then one millimetre. or gently press it back a little. Be aware the camera is a very delicate piece of equipment, so don't use force, because that could damage the camera definitive.
In the manual, it says you should contact FujiFilm, when the error comes back after you switched off and on. So if nothing helps, that is the last option. Visit a repair shop from Fuji, or bring a visit to your dealer.

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I keep getting a error code on my screen saying lens error 0x01110000 and it will not let my do anything i can press the power button screen comes on then the lens error code comes up and then it turns its...

Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera
This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camera. Some common error messages that might show up on the LCD's of cameras with this problem include "E18 lens error", or "lens error, restart camera". Some cameras might show nothing at all, but merely make a beeping noise as the lens goes out, then in, then the camera shuts off. Sometimes the lens won't even move.
Fix #1: Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh set of batteries back in (preferably rechargeable NiMH 2500mah or better) and turn the camera on. If that didn't work, try pressing and holding the Function or OK button while turning the camera on.
Fix #2: Remove the batteries, then remove the memory card. Then install new batteries, and turn on the camera. If you get an Error E30, it means you don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the memory card and turn it on one last time.
Fix #3: Insert the cameras Audio/Video (AV) cable, and turn the camera on. Inserting this cable ensures that the camera's LCD screen remains off during the start process. Thus extra battery power is available to the camera's lens motor during startup. This extra power can be useful in overcoming grit or sand particals that may be jamming the lens. If the AV cable doesn't fix the lens error by itself, consider keeping this cable installed while trying fixes 4, 5, and 7 as a means to provide extra help to these fixes. But note that I DON'T recommend keeping the cable installed during Fix 6 as you may damage the AV port while tapping the camera. Reinsert the cable only AFTER tapping the camera.
Fix #4: Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the ceiling. Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time press the power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to autofocus while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins in their slots.
Fix #5: Blow compressed air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations include blowing with a hair dryer in "no heat" setting, or sucking the gaps with a vacuum (careful with this one).
Now we're entering into the realm of potentially damaging your camera in conducting the fix. There is definitely some risk here, so take care when conducting the following two fixes.
Fix #6: Repeatedly tap the padded/rubber usb cover on a hard surface with the intent of dislodging any particles that may be jamming the lens. Other variations include hitting a side of the camera against the palm of your hand. A lot of people have reported success with this method. HOWEVER, there is also some potential for damaging or dislodging internal components with this method, such as unseating ribbon cables, or cracking LCD screens.
Fix #7: Try forcing the lens. More people have reported success with this method than with any of the other methods. HOWEVER, there's obviously some potential for damaging your camera by using this method. Variations include gently pulling, rotating, and/or twisting the lens barrel while hitting the power button. Attempt to gently straighten or align the barrel if it's crooked or twisted. Another variation includes looking for uneven gaps around the lens barrel, and then pushing on the side of the lens barrel that has the largest gap (note pushing the lens barrel all the way in is NOT recommended as it may become stuck there). While doing any of the above, listen for a click that indicates that the lens barrel guide pins may have reseated in their guide slots. If you hear this click, immediately stop and try the camera.

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Turn camera on error message keeps popping up lens error, restart camera. Have restarted but still keeps coming up. Can you help please Thanks David

Some problem with the lens.
Look at the lens as it comes out, and listen as well. If it does not come out at all, then internal problems exist.
If there are noises, problems are inside.
If the lens comes out but is not at a straight angle, you may be able to fix it by carefully pulling on it as it extends.

If nothing else, sell it on Ebay as a repair camera.
List it like this:
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Error99 - Canon EOS40D I have taken out the battery, which the camera on and off, taken off the lens and put it back on...taken out the CF card and put it back in...done everything that has been suggested...

Taking the lens off and back on does nothing unless you clean the gold contacts on both the lens and camera body. Most common method is to use a clean pencil eraser and lightly polish the contacts. Do this while the lens is inverted to help prevent dirt from getting into the lens cavaity.

Also the camera body try to hold the lens cavity downward to help prevent dirt or dust from getting into the camera Gently polish the contacts. You might want to do this with all your lenses and battery contacts.

The Error 99 is Canon's way of saying electrical communications are at fault but they don't tell you which one.

Also doing a camera firmware update often times works the best for this error code.

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Lens error.....restart camera. Tried over and over again. Nothing works. HELP!

Went to the beach yesterday, by the end of the night my camera gave me this error: "lens error, restart camera". The lens would no longer come out.

I figured sand got stuck within the lens, so I did the following:

1. Turn camera up-side-down (with lens facing down)
2. Gently tap the sides of the camera (to loosen particles in lens)
3. Turn camera on
4. The lens will eventually come out
5. Gently tap the sides of the lens
6. Turn camera off (continue tapping side of lens as it retracts)

I turned the camera on and off a couple of times to ensure I removed all sand particles from the camera.

Now the camera works...thank god....


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Lens Error

i had the same problem with lens is blurry and lens error message comes up. My solution might sound sillys but it works. tapping on the side of the camera, put some force to it.(with hands only).

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