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Camera states Lens Error, Restart Camera

My canon poweshot SD600 is not allowing me to take pictures. When I turn on the camera it extends but its fuzzy then beeps and says Lens error, restart camera. When I turn it off and on again it still retracts and does the same thing.

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  • Jillypoo Jun 19, 2008

    its about the same problem. but my lens wont retract and it says Lens Error restart camera and then beeps and it sounds like its trying to retract but it wont. and i keep restarting it but it wont fix. i think a gear might be stuck inside.???

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I think ur camera dropped, u try ur local repairer repairable

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