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Well I took my camera to the beach and I think I may have got a grain of sand into my camera lens. Now it turn on and the lens comes out but not fully and it says lens error it also makes a beeping noise when turned on.

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Your camera will need a good air clean up in the lens mechanism its mean to be dissamble to do so
by a tech ...
hope that give you an idea
regards Allan

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Hiii, my Camera is messed up. . .AGAIN! it's the worst camera ever. i can't take one picture without something going wrong../: welll, i went to the beach with my friend, we took some cute pictures...


Even ONE grain of sand will jam the lens mechanism. About all you can do to save it is to lightly bang the bottom of it against a table while the lens moves in or out during power on/off. If that doesn't get the sand out, it's hopeless.

Jul 03, 2011 | Kodak EasyShare C143 Digital Camera

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Camera lens will not come out all the way, and the screen says to turn camera on and off again. and absolutely nothing happens.


I brought my cybershot 7.2 to the beach, and stupid me did not have it in a proper camera case, and I am sure that a grain or two of sand got into the zoom lens. I used a sewing needle to no avail to try to probe this out, and in the end all I did was use my fingernail to help pull the zoom lens out, when turning the camera on, this worked perfectly after a few try's and the camera is now functioning as good as new.

The grain(s) of sand were obviously preventing the motor from opening the zoom lens.

Hope this helps.

Steve

Oct 10, 2009 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W70 Digital Camera

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Powershot e1 says lens error, restart camera and won't work


Were you at the beach? If so, it more likely started when a single grain of sand clung to the side of the camera's lens barrel while it was being closed.

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

Jul 10, 2009 | Canon Powershot E1 10MP Digital Camera...

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SD 890 LENS STUCK IN OPEN POSITION


turn on the camera. now press the buttons W and T alternatively. while doing so gently assist the lens assembly to roll in. it will help.
once you get the lens assembly in. shutdown the camera and open it.
its easy if you have the proper tools.
now reach for the lens assembly and reassemble it carefully

Jul 02, 2009 | Canon PowerShot SD890 IS / IXUS 970 IS...

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Once powered on the lense goes in and out and to power off


I had the same problem, everything started after we took it to the beach and some sand got inside. After that it wouldn't zoom, but it was working. One day, the lens were going in and out (3 times) and then a sign would appear saying to turn off and on again the camera. I don't know it it was related to the sand grain, but what worked was to shake it and knock it (gently!!) with the hand. Not very orthodox, I know...

Jun 19, 2009 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170 Digital Camera

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Sand in my camera


Sand, water, salt water, dirt and dust can damage the lens to the point of no return, so to speak.
It may not have been dropped if you had used the wrist strap, how ever it is now in damaged condition.
The lens needs to be taken apart to completely clean out the sand. This is a very tedious and is a job for a professional with experience.
The parts are extremely small and have close tolerances, thus any dirt or sand can cause grinding or damage to the internal parts of the lens mechanism.
If you ever get a chance to see the gears and the gear teeth, you would understand why just a few grains of sand can jam these small parts. One grain of sand can stop a lens gear from working and possibly cause a broken gear. The parts are so small that in order to see the grains of sand which cause the problem, it may be necessary to use a magnifier lens.

To even make things worse, there is grease usually on the gears. The grease will hold any sand and cause it to stick in place. Cleaning these gears is not very easy.
I have done it, and returned the camera to working condition, but not an easy job.


Aug 30, 2008 | Nikon COOLPIX L3 Digital Camera

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Spot appears in pictures and LCD display.


That's a good bet, I think the service centers will do this as an
"annual internal cleaning" although I don't know what they will charge. Taking apart the optics is challanging and risky.

Jul 01, 2008 | Fuji FinePix F20 Digital Camera

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Does it need regular cleaning?


Hi,
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Sand generally has no effect on the electronic side of the camera, however it will definitely can cause problems with the mechanical aspect of the camera such as the zoom lens. this can be removed with a can of compressed air.

Suntan lotion likewise should not be any problem except for smudges on the housing/casing and especially bad for the lens. Additionally, the lotion would help the sand adhere to crevices and nooks of the camera. Wiping should get you just fine.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

Feb 17, 2008 | Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital Camera

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