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I dropped my camera and now I am getting a lens error. Is there anyway that I can fix this myself? If not, where is a reputable repair facility and what should the repairs cost?

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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's some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for less than 50% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try:

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

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I'm tempted to tell you to send the camera to me in Canada for repair. Just the difference in exchange will save you money. LOL I siggest you check the phone book in your area for a shop that is authorized by Canon. They will have the equipment and software to do a proper repair. By dealing directly with the shop you may be able to negotiate a better price.

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Yes it is the lens is exspencive but it canbe replaced. cost on the lens is about 150.00 for parts and labor. could be more or less at other digital camera repair shops.

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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 things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for less than 50% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try.

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I've had this camera for a while. but one time i just dropped it on a blanket while the lens was out and than the lens stayed open and out. but it turned off. i turned it back on and it said lens error...


The following web blog talks about lens error problems, and what you can try to get the camera working again:
http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html
Sometimes, when a lens gets bumped or dropped and hit, the gears inside the assemby can jam, strip, or break. The blog discusses what you can try to get the camera working again, but if nothing works, the camera will have to be serviced. You can take it in to a local camera repair shop, or contact Kodac support:
http://support.en.kodak.com/
Get an estimate before having it repaired, since the cost of repair can often justify buying a new one.
Good luck, and hope this helps.

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Lens probably does not extend or retract because of 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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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's some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for less than 50% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try:

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

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If it is still under warranty , please repair it.
If it is out of warranty. Try to get a quote, it the quote is more than 50% of original value , forget it.
For digital camera's they die like flies. New ones are better and cheaper anyway.

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YOU CANNOT REPAIR THIS SOPHISTICATED CAMERA YOURSELF!!
I guess pushing the lens inside may have made the problem worse.
I follow a rule- if you drop an electronic equipment and a problem occurs- it usually takes a professional repair!
For all you kamow there is a minor problem in the camera, like something stuck inside or something like that. and most certainly you will aggravate the problem by trying to do it yourself..

do post when you get it repaired, for all of us to know what goes wrong when lens gets stuck..
take care

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Dear titaniarox

The lens should either get in on replacing with new set of batteries or the best thing is to take it to a nearest electronics repair shop. We cannot predict exactly the extent of damage, it may be a simple one nor a complicated one.

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Dropped it!


Don't take it apart yourself, unless you have spent time repairing camera lenses. The tabs that fit into the grooves for the Focus and telescoping mechanism have popped loose from the grooves. This means the lens assembly must be either repaired or replaced. It is extremely difficult to attempt a repair on this assembly. Your best bet for getting this fixed is to send it in to a certified Nikon repair facility. Below is a link to a list of facilities across the country.

Send it in to one of these service centers:
http://www.nikonusa.com/fileuploads/pdfs/Nikon_repair_list.pdf

However As this is an older Digital camera you are better off replacing it with a newer model.

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It will be a repair shop job to do properly and will cost - lots So bearing in mind the the mechanism is very delicate and the drop may have wrecked it anyway you have nothing to lose I feel in trying very very gently giving the partially out lens a little tug- you cant break it worse thats for sure Try it--------- Then go buy another camera ;-}

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if it´s under warranty, just send it to a repair centre they will fix it for free. anyway the lens will need to be replaced.

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Hi: Your camera has the lens stuck. I sugest that you dissemble the camera and try to snap the lens gently back into place. ;) Regards

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