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Everytime I try to turn my camera on it keeps saying "Lens error, restart camera". And the lens only goes out part way. What could be wrong with my camera?

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My G7 was intermittently saying "card locked!!" when I switched it on and tried to take a photo. very frustrating - latterly couldn't get the camera to work to take photos. Could view them on the SD card in camera, just not take or delete.

My husband used WD40 and a small thin piece of card at the base of the cover for the battery /SD card - it pushes the card up towards the contactsand voila! he is a genius who has fixed this problem!! What a man

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ıt seems to be your lens is blocked by internal moving parts that could have been damaged due to dropping or hitting it (either camera or just the lens ) to a hard surface.
I recommend you to take it to the nearest photo repair shop to a expert examination .If you are lucky,and if it is not a serious damage they may correct it easily.

Posted on May 04, 2010

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SOURCE: Lens Error, Restart

Hi

What you are seeing is a generic stuck lens error message, turning off the camera and turning it on again will not fix the lens unfortunately.

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

Fixya rules prevent me from giving you a link to anything off Fixya that would help you fix your camera.

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Posted on Sep 22, 2008

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SOURCE: lens won't open, & it says lens error, restart camera.

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 are 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

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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SOURCE: lens error restart camera- the lens is out and

Hi, their isnt much you can do yourself and the chance of getting it repaired is slim as knowbody will touch them as the cost of repair costs more than it would to buy another camera.

how ever you can try the following to try and fix it.
when you switch it on pull or push the lense and then switch it off and push the lense in a bit and hopefully this will free it up and get it working,
if pushing and pulling dont work try twisting it clockwise or anti clockwise when you switch it on and then off.

all you can do is try and fix it yourself as you wont find anyone who can fix it as it costs to much to have these fixed.

when you switch it on pull the lense out slightly whilst switching it on if that dont free it up push the lense in when you switch it on doing this should get it working again.

if by some chance it dont then this would mean the lense motor has failed and if this is the case you may as well sell the camera as spares because you wont find anyone who can fix it for you, even if you did find someone the cost to have the work done would cost more than the camera is worth.

let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok

plz rate this solution as i have a whole page of unrated posts, thanks

Posted on Sep 20, 2010

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