Question about Canon PowerShot SD850 IS Digital Camera
Our Cannon SD850 IS six months old. When you turn on the camera it says lens error, restart camera. We have changed the battery and tried turning it on a dozen times now but the lens appears to be stuck. The camera was not dropped or mishandled in any way. It has been kept in its padded case when not in use.
what you are seeing is a generic message that means there is some sort of problem with the lens, it could happen in many different ways such as sand or dirt in the lens gears.
If your camera is less than a year old, please call Canon and have them fix it under warranty!
If your camera is more than a year old and out of warranty, a couple solutions would be to either buy a defective camera online and make one good camera from the two if you can do that sort of thing yourself, or secondly have it repaired by somebody.
Don't bother trying to send the camera to Canon for repair out of warranty (though you can call them and verify what I'm about to say) because they will want $150+ to do the repair for you. Parts are not cheap to buy from them.
I know of one very affordable digital camera repair business... because I own it. The name is Darntoothysam com, feel free to check us out, we are on that big auction website also (I don't plug their name for free), our seller ID is 'darntoothysam'. If you Google "darntoothysam" you will find us.
We have your repair listed as a package in our store for about $70. This covers a new lens, and return shipping of your camera! We even give a 45 day warranty on parts and labor. If you think you can use us then please check us out, even if you need to ask more questions then please feel free to contact me.
Hope this helps,
Posted on Oct 15, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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