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COOLPIX S220........getting "lens error" when turning on and lens trying to focus.

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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. If the camera is still under warranty, before trying any of these, please please first contact your camera's maker to see if they'll cover the repair, or to determine how much they'll charge for the repair. Who knows, you might get lucky. But if they quote you a number that's higher than the value of your camera, you may want to consider the following methods.

Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the ceiling. Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time press the power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to auto focus while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins in their slots. Blow compressed air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations include blowing with a hair dryer in “no heat” setting, or sucking the gaps with a vacuum (careful with this one).

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Did it drop? sounds like the motor is trying to move the lens as you need, but the lens has come out of its tracking. If there is no outside damage and you still have warranty left, you should get it replaced, otherwise it means opening it to place the lens back on its tracking, but this can be tricky.

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From what you said, it shouldn't be a lens problem, but even dust, lint, and sand can cause problems. The focusing ring works with an electromagnetic field, and that attracts particles. You can try to spray compressed air into the lens assembly to free it up, or give it a medium bump with the palm of the hand, while holding the camera with the lens facing up, then down. This following site tells of other possibilities, and might help:
http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html
Good luck, and if this helps, please rate it favoribly.

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Try removing the battery/batteries and clean the contacts underneath. Also, clean the battery contacts and the charger, if so equipt. To do this, dampen a cotton swab with rubbing alcohol and rub the contacts. Blow into the compartment after to clear any residue.Thanks, Dana

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SOURCE: coolpix s220.stating "lens error"?

You camera might be in it's last leg. These camera has only so many thousands of exposures and then they worn out. If you are a photo bug I would suggest that you upgrade and get a camera with a higher rating in how many frames it can actually capture. You lens motor is worn out and once that happens it is time to say good-bye. Sorry about the bad news but that is reality. Good Luck

Posted on Jan 07, 2011

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