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Lens Error I was looking through the pictures and then turned the camera off then on. And then it just said lens error. But I didn't do anything. The lens won't come out and I need it to be fixed but I don't know what to do.

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Two things:

1. Remove the battery and put in back in after about a minute waiting time. See if this works when camea is in the Record Mode.

2. If not, with camera on, grasp it firmly with one hand and strike it on its edge on the heel of your other hand. This sometimes frees a momentarily stuck lens. BTW, this will sometimes work for other problems like lens cover not fully opening and freezing(lockup) of camera. Do this with camera on. Won't hurt camera when done against a firm but pliable surface like the heel of your hand.

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Sir/Ma'am Lens error is because of several reasons and there are several solutions to fix up the Lens ErrorYou have tried One of the most common solution which Fix up the lens error like lens error is solved by removing the batteries and replacing it with a new set of fully charge ones, or Lens error may also solved by compressed air canister to blow around the lens area. This will result in the sand or dust particles to be blown out of the area between the lens and the barrel. Or Lens error also mostly solves by Insert the cameras Audio/Video (AV) cable, and turn the camera on.

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If problem is still there then there are some other solution too which remove the lens error but all of then are technical and if you try to follow them you enter into the realm of potentially damaging your camera. There is definitely some risk in them, So i recommend that if your camera is still under warranty, before trying any of these, please please first contact your camera's maker or service provider. It will solve your problem quite easily.

I hope this solution helps you and you have clear picture in your mind.

Let me know if you have any confusion in your mind or if your camera is out of warranty and you can try some risky solutions.

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