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Lens will not come out or open just makes a noise like it is trying to extend to open

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Took a picture, then camera was in bag for a moment with lens open. when I tried to take another picture it was blurry, then the lens got stuck , "Lens error", kept making noises, had to take batteries...


What you're experiencing is called a lens error. 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. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended ...

Here's some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for less than 50% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try:

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

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Thanks for using FixYa. With the camera closed and off point it straight up (lens towards the ceiling) and hit the power button while holding down the shutter release. When the camera opened, it immediately tried to focus for the picture it was told to take, and apparently it forced the lens to move.
You can also try blowing compressed air around the lens cover to clean it. Now slide a thin strip of paper between the lens cover shutters and the outer support ring and move it around 360 degrees. This will clear the debris stuck there.

With the lens barrel extended and pointed downward, tap the lens barrel with a pencil while you extend and retract the lens by powering the camera on and off. Repeat these steps several times to resolve the issue.


Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.


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Use your vacuum cleaner to pull the dust lodged between the lens casing and the camera body. Do not blow it in.

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My camera worked fine one day, then it was in my purse. When I went to use it the light was on and the screen said there was a lens error. Everytime I try to turn it on now it makes a grinding noise and...


Hope you purchased an extended warranty. I've had two Cannon's with the dreaded lens error. Probably what happened was that while it was in your purse, somehow the power button got pressed. The camera powered up, tried to extend the lens, then stripped the gears or broke whatever mechanism extends the lens. The sad part is that if it's not under warranty, it probably not worth dumping $100.00 + into fixing it. Too bad, it's a nice 8mp camera with some pretty good reviews. I feel your pain.

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My lens wont extend,


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. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended ...

Here's some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for less than 50% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try:

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

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Powershot A80 error E18


Lens errors (E18 errors on Canons) 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. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended ...

Here's some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for less than 50% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try:

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

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I have a powershot a80. When I turn it on I get an E18 error code in the window. The lens makes a clicking noise like it's trying to open and it doesn't open.


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. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended ...

Here's some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for less than 50% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try:

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

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Press the power button on and hold it down while extending and twisting the telescopic zoom lens. It might fix your problem. In any case it could not make it worse Good luck!

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Camera won't open at all


"My toddler may have done something with it.. but I'm not sure what!" Does the camera power down after it tries to open the lens? If the camera was dropped with the lens extended, then chances are that the lens is bent which would prevent the lens from opening. Was something spilled on it? This might be your problem too. Try sliding in a small piece of paper around the lens and see if you can free it up and get it to come out. If it does, wipe down the outside of the lens with a damp cloth (but not the optical glass!) and use a dry cloth to remove any moisture before retracting the lens. Hope this helps! Good luck!

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