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The words "Lens Error" appears on the viewing screen

When the camera is switched on, the lens comes out in the normal way, but after about 2 seconds it behaves like it is being adjusted in and out (with a buzzing sound), then it finally retracts fully. "Lens Error" then appears on the viewing screen. The camera automatically switches off after about 1 minute.

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The lens does not fully extend, that's why it tries again. The lens probably does not extend or retract because of debris or a misaligned gear box. The lens can in about 50% of the cases be repaired without having to replace it. Try to return to manufacturer first. If you're out of warranty, there are third party place that fix them such as camera lens repairs. If you want to do it yourself, there are also free camera repair guide websites that show you how to replace the lens, the replacement part is usually available on ebay.

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