Question about Cameras
My camera lens will not close, and is unable to take pics. Screen says "Lens Error 27" then "Lens Error 17"
THis is really easy to fix. just pull the lense out so it is alligned. it might seem like your breaking the lens but its just jammed.
Posted on Jul 05, 2009
I have a Sanyo VPC S1070 with lens stuck out and solved the problem with pushing/pulling hard the lens while switching the camera on.
Posted on Dec 17, 2009
This is a horrible camera, i was taking pics fine had never had a problem. never dropped. took pics all day and then just had lens error. sanyo wont cover past 90 days. everyone i've seen who's fixed it either took apart or banged it on something. fix: throw it out, buy anything but sanyo
Posted on May 07, 2010
I fixed this problem myself. i dropped it on the lense so the lens got jammed in... what you have to do is manually put your lense out... i had to toy with it and really give it a good pull.
Posted on Aug 28, 2008
To fix this problem is quite a job. I took mine apart to find what had happened and worked out why it wouldnt work. It is very difficult unless you have taken things apart before. Basically there is a large ring gear that turns to focus the lens. inside this ring there is 3x pairs of vertical grooves a thicker set of grooves which is to locate the ring over lugs and a thinner set of grooves which is used to drive the lens out. What happens is the shock of being dropped jumps the grooves so the lens pins go into the thicker track which then jams. Even when i sorted the lens it wont work as i think it burnt out something. although it does drive out correctly now.
Posted on May 12, 2008
It's very annoying, and seems like there's no way to fix it, but after playing around with it for a while, I FIXED the lens error problem! I turned the camera on, and the lens only came out just a little bit. I manually pushed the lens in until I heard a pop. The camera turned off, so I turned it on, and it's working great again. I was definitely helpful to know that the lens can switch gears after the shock of being dropped, so by pushing it in manually, I reset the gears back on track. Soooo thankful this worked!
Posted on Sep 27, 2010
Well lens errors are very common in these digital cameras. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism.
Check the below link to do a try to correct it -
If further you have the same problem it means there is a gear-motor alignment of the lens which moves in and out with the help of motor. This part is replaceable at an authorized Sanyo Service Center. Aprox repair cost is $120.
Posted on Sep 16, 2009
Take your camera to a repair shoppe. or, email the company or call them. the lens isnt closing is a sign that it was knocked out of alignment. did u drop it or something? call the company and if it was a careless mistake on their part, they'll repair your camera for free even if the warranty is expired. if it's your mistake, then call a repair shoppe. they will usually charge 30 to 50% of what you paid for your camera.
hope this helps.
Posted on Feb 29, 2008
Same with me. this sucks
Posted on Aug 28, 2008
Ugh! I have the exact same problem! It said lens error, so I turned it off. Now it will not come back on and the lens will not close, it is stuck out. This is so frustrating, any ideas how to fix it?
Posted on Mar 29, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Dec 22, 2010 | Sanyo VPC-E760 Digital Camera
this happens when the clearance for the lense mechanism to open and close is being insufficient due to -small bits of sand or lint that may become get trapped in the mechanism which is commom while taking photos in open dust spaces.
It is advised to take the camera to a camera repair shop and have it disassembled and cleaned,if delayed the problem gets complicated
thnk you..take care
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