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Lens error, restart camera

Some dust gone insde the camera lens path, so my camera lens is not moving when switch on the camera. Display message in the LCD panel as "Lens Error, Restart Camera"

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  • Anonymous Jun 16, 2008

    When the camera is turned on, it beeps, displays "Lens error, restart
    camera" and then turns itself off. My camera began malfunctioning even
    though I didn't drop it. I tried to fix the problem by "restarting the
    camera" but all I got was the same message.

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The beeping sounds means that your camera lens is stuck. contact the manufacturer (canon), for a possible solution...or they can even send u a new one. My friend dropped her SD630 and had the same problem...she contacted canon, and sent in her camera to be fixed, but it wasn't fixable, so canon sent her a brand new camera. hope this helps.

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