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Lens error my lens is stuck open and the camera won't work

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  • LorieKT Mar 24, 2008

    the lens won't stay open - it closes shut and says 'lens error'

  • Rybitski Mar 26, 2008

    My camera will turn on in playback mode, but when you turn it on in camera or movie mode it will just shut off. I updated the firmware to v 1.05 and it now says lens error when in camera mode. It makes no noise and seems like it is making no effort to pop the lens out.

  • Anonymous Jun 18, 2008

    keep receiving lens error

  • Anonymous Aug 05, 2008

    In my first I tried everything includinh a hammer it worked the same. It just didn't work at all.

  • Anonymous Aug 08, 2008

    Lens is stuck open.

  • Jeanette Rasmussen Nov 28, 2008

    My camera will turn on in playback mode, but when you turn it on in
    camera or movie mode it will just shut off. It makes no noise
    and seems like it is making no effort to pop the lens out.

  • cqalger Nov 30, 2008

    The lens is stuck half open and the power will not come on to allow pictures to be taken.

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I had the same problem - here's what worked for me....
Blow compressed air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations include blowing with a hair dryer in “no heat” setting, or sucking the gaps with a vacuum (careful with this one).

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