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I have a canon A1100 and when I turn it on the screen reads "lens error restart camera". I have turned on off a few times but it still does not work. From the sound of the camera it seems like a mechanical problem.

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The problem is that there may be some dust in the gaps near to the lens and so it wont come out and it gets jammed and due to this the sceen becomes black.. solution: just blow over it or vaccum it..

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Upon powering on the Power Shot A1100 IS , Cannon log appears, then a bling byte sounds, then a series of six beeps and the Lens Error, Restart Camera message displays. The lens is retraced and will not...


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 troubleshooting steps that you can try that may (or may not) correct it. They only seem to work for less than 40% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty (or repair cost approaches that of the camera), they're worth that try. Some of the later steps do involve some risk to the camera, so carefully weigh your options before deciding to conduct them.
Think it's time that you might have to weigh the options of either considering professional repair, or trying the more risky steps in the link.

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Camera wont turn on anymore. it says "Lens error,


Good day,

This is a common problem and sometimes can be fixed.
Please see details on my tip on how to fix this error here:

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Lens error, lens do not open


Try one of these two fixes, if they dont work for you follow the link below for further troubleshooting.

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html


Fix #1: Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh set of batteries back in (preferably rechargeable NiMH 2500mah or better) and turn the camera on. If that didn't work, try pressing and holding the Function or OK button while turning the camera on.
Fix #2: If the camera's batteries ran down completely while the its lens was still open, the camera may show a lens error or not start properly when new batteries are installed. Remove the memory card and keep it removed, then install the new batteries. When you turn the camera on with the card removed it may come back to life, as this triggers a reset in some cameras. Error E30 (for older Canon's) means that you don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the SD card and turn it on one last time

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Cant turn camera off. lens is out for zoom. When I press button it just clicks. Eventually 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 ...
Unfortunately, many cameras that fall prey to this can only be corrected by professional repair. But, here are some things that you can do that may correct it. They only seem to work for less than 40% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try.

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Powershot A1100 is error lens restart camera


try these:-
  • connect it to pc and on it
  • vaccum the barrel of lens
  • changing mem. card and batt. for 2min.
  • shake it.
  • on and off in different positions

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