Question about Canon PowerShot A430 Digital Camera
Hey it was raining a few days ago and my camera got quite a few drops of water on it. When i got back inside I cleaned it and i was using the camera and it was working just find but when the lens opened up it made a creeking/screeching sound (but it still worked when i took pictures). Now my dosnt take pictures because the when i switch it to camera/video mode it says "lens error, restart camera" i restart it but it still dosnt help.
Can anyone help
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Lens error. Restart camera.
this is very common has the camera been near the ocean??? it does not have to be dropped to give you this error. repair on you lens runs 85.00 for repair. or a new lens for 125.00
Posted on Jun 27, 2009
If the lens does not extend/retract when the camera is powered on, then lens assembly is damaged.
Unfortunately, such Canon SX100 (and the SX110 too) has a very fragile lens assembly, and it's damaged very easily. Most of the times the internal gears, the plastic post guides and the motor are damaged at the same time, so the only solution is to replace the whole lens assembly.
The lens replacement requires a qualified camera repair technician, unless you want to try in repair it yourself, which requires tools (scredrivers, soldering iron, desoldering tool, magnifier glass with light, etc).
Posted on Jul 22, 2009
SOURCE: Lens Error, Restart Camera
Try turning it on and off, maybe even remove the battery for awhile. If the lens is physically damaged, it would actually need servicing to fix the problem. You'll likely need to look for a repair shop, a great one and probably the most popular for the Canon Powershot cameras is camerasandparts.com as they only work on the powershots. They tend to be the place if you need help with one of these powershot problems. They don't charge much at all and they do all the service on the camera too. Go to that site and you'll see they have your specific lens error problem posted right there for your G9. Good luck taking care of it, that's a very nice model.
Posted on Jan 09, 2010
This is probably THE single most common failure among digital cameras. There's a halfway chance of fixing it yourself, described here: http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html
Posted on Feb 23, 2010
SOURCE: Lens error
Powershot S3 IS: lens error message, lens juddering on startup but not coming out. Tried all tricks on internet without success, so decided to dismantle camera. Localised fault to optical position encoder on first transfer gear of the ultrasonic motor which controls lens position. Sensor was misaligned and/or dirty, so the camera could not detect motor rotation. Removed sensor, cleaned it, glued back in position with cyanoacrylate glue. Reassembled camera (only one internal bolt left over - not bad!) Working 100% again.
Posted on Jul 29, 2010
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