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When I turn the camera on and hear a whirling noise and get a "lens error" message. Then the camera shuts down

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first of all the manual is available on this site, in case you'll need it in the future. the manual says that if you have a "lense error" message it means the lense is obstructed, i'm guessing against it in your case, but its worth while checking to see if theres nothing jammed in its track. it's actually a known, and common problem with these small casios. i heard that a quick fix is that when it happens the camera battery has to be removed, and that should clear it, but the problem can also return, and after a while that trick won't do the trick any more. if you want to have it fixed while still in warranty don't wait to see if any of the common "blow air into the..." or "use some epoxy" fixes help you, you can try all that later. good luck

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Comment by Bucko214, posted on 20.1.08

Whem I turn on my camera I have a lens error msg and the camera shuts down. camera has been sent to Ricoh they say they cannot repair must replace insides at a cost of more the the camera no solution

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i droped my camra and now the lense is like stuck where can i go to get it fixed

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SOURCE: Casio Exilim Z40 - Lens Error Message

You can try to "fix" this problem by holding down the shutter release button as soon as the camera power up.If this does not work you will need to replace the lens assembly. This should only be done by a qualified tech.
This is usually caused by one of two circumstances. (1) The user dropped the camera while the lens was extended causing a mechanical failure. (2) The lens attempts to extend while in a pouch or pocket without the user's knowledge. This usually happens when the user is carrying the camera with the battery in. When/if the REC button or power button is pressed accidentally, the lens will attempt to extend but can't. This causes the servo motors to "smoke".

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