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Lens error, restart camera . ..

Hello, while using the camera, it just decided not to close up and said "lens error, restart camera" . .. we have not been able to use it since. please notify us with any solutions . . we have already tried to take the battery out and restart it. We also noted that several other people with this same camera, this same month are complaining of the same thing. Could this be an error with the camera itself?

Thank you for your assistance!

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  • ARoss Mar 30, 2008

    I have a Canon SD600 as well and when I read that other people are having the "lens error, restart camera" issue I was shocked. I couldnt figure out what I did to the camera...I didnt drop it or anything...a few days ago while I was taking a picture the lens just refused to go back in. I looked on the canon website and they said it would cost $107 to fix it...but I didnt do anything to it. COuld it just be a problem with this camera?

  • jenlatta Jun 02, 2008

    My camera fell out of my pocket and when I picked it up it said, "Lens error, restart camera" but just turning it off and on does nothing. I don't know how to fix it.

    Product is Canon PowerShot SD1000 digital camera.

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When I try to turn on my camera it beaps. The display says "lens error, restart camera" I then try and restart the camera and the problem exists. I tried recharging the battery and the problem exists. I can't think of anything that I did to cause the problem(i.e. getting moisture in the camera, dropping it, etc..)

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Hi

What you are seeing is a generic stuck lens error message. If you think about it, digital cameras are amazing things, just think about the sophisticated components inside that camera..

Your lens needs to be cleaned, repaired or replaced. There are online places that will do it for a decent price and there are others that overcharge by way too much.

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Same thing with my cannon!

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I found this on the Canon Website, don't know if this will help.


Issue: Lens will not move and camera may display an E18 or "Lens" error.

Solution: Possible solutions for an E18 or Lens Error message PowerShot SD600

The "E18" or "Lens" error message indicates an error that involves the lens unit or lens cover.
This error may appear where the lens is prevented from properly extending or retracting such as, for example, when pressure is applied to the lens or the area surrounding the lens while handling the camera. The error may also be displayed if the lens unit/camera has been subjected to an external shock, or if a foreign substance (i.e. liquid, sand, dirt) enters the camera. Solution
Check the following when you operate the camera to avoid applying pressure to the lens and surrounding area:

  • Hold the camera so that your fingers do not touch the lens unit when you are shooting.
  • Make sure the camera is off before the camera is placed back in the case. Exercise caution to ensure that the camera does not accidentally power on while the camera is stored inside the case.
If you cannot clear the error code by turning the camera off and then on again, or if the error code is displayed frequently, a camera malfunction may have occurred For toll-free technical support, please call 1 (800) 828-4040 during regular business hours (currently Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 midnight. EST, Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., excluding holidays). Good Luck

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