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The lens will not come out fully, it clicks some and then beeps. it happened at random, it was not dropped or mistreated. The lens will come out some, but it generally needs to be pushed back in. The camera itself won't even let me view the pictures on it, or anything. It just reads ''Lens error''.

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Try the procedures in this tip.

Posted on Sep 23, 2012

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SOURCE: Lens stuck out

The lens probably has some dirt or grime stuck in the lens motor. If you can gently twist the lens back and forth, maybe with some air.

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Posted on Dec 04, 2007

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SOURCE: My lens wont fully extend

My sister's camera was having the same trouble and after trying a few different things, i came across a solution that fixed her camera. Her error said "lense error, restart camera."

I held down the shutter button for a few seconds, then i held down the power button as well. I tried it once or twice and then it worked. I hope this helps!

Posted on Jul 01, 2008

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I have a canon powershot a470nd i just got a 'lens error, restart camera' message and my lens is stuck. i just bought it a month ago and haven't mistreated it at all. how can i fix it?

Posted on Dec 18, 2008

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SOURCE: Lens error, restart camera

Lens error is usually caused by mechanical faults concerning lens assembly. The lens cannot extend or retract fully, the error is detected and lens error is returned.
Sometimes this can be fixed playing with the lens during extraction or retraction to help the lens asset getting back to normal.
More often the camera lens must be disassembled and re-assembled by a technician to fix the problem.

Posted on Jul 05, 2009

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SOURCE: Lens won't close.

I just found the culprit causing my camera to do the same. Under the battery door there is a post that hits a switch. That switch needs to be activated when the door is closed in order for it to work. Safety feature to allow someone not to put in a SD card while camera is on.

Posted on Aug 14, 2009

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