Question about Canon PowerShot A430 Digital Camera

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Lens won't retract

I have a Canon PowerShot A430, and was taking photos yesterday, and the lens won't retract. Even tho the green light is flashing, it has no power.
When I press the on button, the light flashes, then I get a message showing "lens error, restart camera." I have tried other suggestions, but to no avail. Please help me.

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  • CCarmel Feb 22, 2008

    Thanks, t00nz. I tried all the suggestions, but to no avail. The lens seems to be stuck and I get same message, then it goes off. I would appreciate any more suggestions, if any.

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    CCarmel

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Lens errors are fairly common. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension.

Here's some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for about 50% of lens errors, but they're worth a try:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

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    CameraR Feb 22, 2008

    The A4XX series tends to get stuck in a cockeyed position. Look very closely for any crooked or uneveness in the lens barrel. I've had a couple successes fixing lens errors on A430's by pulling on the barrel to straighten it (in a slightly circular motion) while pressing the on button.

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Great suggustion Toonz. It totally worked for me. Took acouple trys but it works great now. I pulled on the barrel while turning the camera on and off

Posted on Mar 17, 2008

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