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Lens Error Problem

My Nikon Coolpix L11 camera shows a "Lens Error" . The troubeshooting guide in the manual says to turn it off and turn it back on, which I tried but the errror persists. Please help. Thanks

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    melvin magsalin May 30, 2008

    my nikon l16 has began mesaging lens error i dont know what to do ots brand new oh my goodness i bought it in malaysia now im here in the philippines...

  • seydidi Nov 01, 2008

    I unplugged the USB from my Mac without hitting the eject button.  I am now showing a system error message on my coolpix L11.  Help!

  • randyman626 Nov 11, 2008

    My Nikon Coolpix L11 camera shows a "Lens Error" . The troubeshooting
    guide in the manual says to turn it off and turn it back on, which I
    tried but the errror persists. Please help. Thanks

  • Anonymous Nov 13, 2008

    my camera is like stuck. whenever i turn it on it says lenerror.

    I dnt know what to do , please help me.

  • skye_rocket Nov 18, 2008

    I was filming myself and I had the camera sitting on a table, it fell off the table which is about a yard off the ground. The lend is half pushed into the into second barrel if that makes sense! I've done this same exact thing before and I got in trouble but my Dad fixed it so I don't want to have to tell them unless nessicary. My camera is a Nixon Coolpix L11.
    Help please!

  • Anonymous Nov 24, 2008

    After uplading and deleting a bunch of big pictures, I unplugged it live. The lens remains out and I briefly get a Lens Error. Removing and replacing batteries does nothing.

  • fessler Dec 13, 2008

    After downloading pictures and unplugging it, the camera died. That is, even after installing new batteries, it will not turn on. On occasion I can get it to flash a light or two, but that's it.

  • mekaitlyn Dec 29, 2008

    I have an nikon coolpix s210 adn i was taking pictures of myself and i dropped it on the ground. the first barrel is lodged in the second barrel. and now my camera says lens error,is there and quick fixes?

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Pull the lens out while turining it on. Works for small amount of time while drinking, maybe longer if your not. Now its not fixing itself :(

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Hello

there are tiny plastic gears inside and may have chipped or a small piece of sand got in causing the lens to jamb. "very fragile"

one solution is to ask a camera repair shop how much a lens mechanism would be to replace. (if cost is more than 1/2 of what you paid dont bother)

another solution is to have someone sell your camera on an auction site for parts, to make some money towards another camera purchase

Posted on Sep 02, 2008

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i didnt drop mine i turned it on and it had this problem what do i do??

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Hi!
It sounds like the lens focus is stuck. If you don't have experience in camera repairs, you should give it for a repair to your local Nikon service center or other camera service center.

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Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera

This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camera. Some common error messages that might show up on the LCD's of cameras with this problem include “E18 lens error”, or “lens error, restart camera”. Some cameras might show nothing at all, but merely make a beeping noise as the lens goes out, then in, then the camera shuts off. Sometimes the lens won't even move.
The problem is actually quite common throughout all camera brands. 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. Believe it or not, one BIG contributor to lens errors is using a camera case. Sand, gunk, case fibers, etc... accumulate at the bottom of the case. These materials love to cling to the camera by electrostatic build-up from the camera rubbing against the side of the case (especially those cases with soft fibrous intreriors). Once these materials work their way into the lens mechanism, that's all she wrote. I have many Canon's, and NEVER use a case for this very reason.
A camera owner that suffers this problem may have no recourse for having the camera repaired. Many camera makers will not honor repairing this problem under warranty as they claim it is due to impact damage to the camera, or sand or debris getting into the lens gearing mechanism (neither of which is covered under warranty). The quoted repair cost is usually close to or more than what the camera is actually worth.
Fortunately, about half the cameras that suffer this failure can easily be fixed by one of the following methods. None of these methods involve opening the camera, although some have potential to cause other damage to the camera if excessively done. 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.
The methods are listed in the order of risk of damaging your camera. Thus make sure you try them in the listed order. And remember, these fixes (especially #6 and 7) should only be considered for a camera that's out of warranty, who's cost of repair would be excessive, and would otherwise be considered for disposal if unrepaired:
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: Remove the batteries, then remove the memory card. Then install new batteries, and turn on the camera. If you get an Error E30, it means you don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the memory card and turn it on one last time.
Fix #3: Insert the cameras Audio/Video (AV) cable, and turn the camera on. Inserting this cable ensures that the camera's LCD screen remains off during the start process. Thus extra battery power is available to the camera's lens motor during startup. This extra power can be useful in overcoming grit or sand particals that may be jamming the lens. If the AV cable doesn't fix the lens error by itself, consider keeping this cable installed while trying fixes 4, 5, and 7 as a means to provide extra help to these fixes. But note that I DON'T recommend keeping the cable installed during Fix 6 as you may damage the AV port while tapping the camera. Reinsert the cable only AFTER tapping the camera.
Fix #4: 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 autofocus while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins in their slots.
Fix #5: 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).
Now we're entering into the realm of potentially damaging your camera in conducting the fix. There is definitely some risk here, so take care when conducting the following two fixes.
Fix #6: Repeatedly tap the padded/rubber usb cover on a hard surface with the intent of dislodging any particles that may be jamming the lens. Other variations include hitting a side of the camera against the palm of your hand. A lot of people have reported success with this method. HOWEVER, there is also some potential for damaging or dislodging internal components with this method, such as unseating ribbon cables, or cracking LCD screens.
Fix #7: Try forcing the lens. More people have reported success with this method than with any of the other methods. HOWEVER, there's obviously some potential for damaging your camera by using this method. Variations include gently pulling, rotating, and/or twisting the lens barrel while hitting the power button. Attempt to gently straighten or align the barrel if it's crooked or twisted. Another variation includes looking for uneven gaps around the lens barrel, and then pushing on the side of the lens barrel that has the largest gap (note pushing the lens barrel all the way in is NOT recommended as it may become stuck there). While doing any of the above, listen for a click that indicates that the lens barrel guide pins may have reseated in their guide slots. If you hear this click, immediately stop and try the camera.

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Try jiggling the lens. Use compressed air to blow out any grit around the lens barrel. If that doesn't do it, you'll need to get the camera serviced.

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please remove your batteries and press the power button for few seconds and replace the batteries now and try switching on ...

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It happened to me as well. If you can see the lens is not retracting when you shut it off, just force it to go straight in by pulling it our or just pushing it up so it straightens out.

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Hey meghanB,
One thing you could try is placing the camera on a flat surface with the lens pointed upwards and press and hold the shutter button, while doing this turn the camera on. When you do this the camera should try to focus which sometimes will force the lens back on track. If this doesn't work you should have it looked at by an authorized service technician. You could bring it to a Geek Squad® precinct in a Best Buy™ store and they can send it out to be looked at. I hope this helps!

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Hello

there are tiny plastic gears inside and may have chipped or a small piece of sand got in causing the lens to jamb. "very fragile"

one solution is to ask a camera repair shop how much a lens mechanism would be to replace. (if cost is more than 1/2 of what you paid dont bother)

another solution is to have someone sell your camera on an auction site for parts, to make some money towards another camera purchase

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I just wrote a warning about these "telescoping lens" cameras, You need to get the lens back on track. maybe steady pressure, applied to the back of the camera with the lens on a towel on a table to ensure it remains parallel to the camera body.

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Hellp?!


How old is your camera? Is it still under warranty?

From everything i have read, the "Lense Error" is a common defect in these cameras.
Hopefully you will be able to return it and have it repaired for free for you.

Sorry i couldn't be more of a help.
Good Luck.

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i didnt drop mine i turned it on and it had this problem what do i do??

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