Question about Cameras
Turn the camera on, it says, lens error, restart camera
Any suggestions, w/out paying a fortune, I don't have, to get it fixed?
My camera was doing the same thing! it would say lens error and the lens wouldnt go back in the camera. so i started to read up online and a lot of websites said to basically just beat the **** out of your camera. at first i was hesitant to doing so because i was afraid my camera would brake or much more worse problems would happen... well i started to get really frustrated bc i havent been able to use my camera for months and i wasnt planning on spending money on a new one or getting this one fixed. so i just started slamming my camera on the computer table and before i knew it turned on! if i knew thats what i had to do for months then i would have probably thrown it at the wall or something but now its works so try abusing it xD haha!
Posted on Aug 20, 2009
The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.
Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.
Firstly , try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.
Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera.
Look at the lens , and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).
Try gently pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.
Another way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the camera is enough to get things going again.
Try hitting your camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of your hand.
Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair center for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to replace the camera.
If it is still under warranty I would suggest you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.
Hope the advise is useful. Please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance.
Posted on Sep 09, 2010
I was to getting that same "lens error please restart the camera" so i unscrewed the main covers but did not see anything unusual or broken inside, so i opened up a notebook for cushion, set it down flat on my desk and started slamming down the camera against it, slamming it down on the screen side seemed to do the trick, it now turns on, who would of thought... =)
Posted on Sep 27, 2009
I agree with everyone else. My SD750 locked up with the lens in the open position, and I got the message: lens error, restart camera. I turned it on and off a few times, and looked for a reset button - no luck. Then I did a web search and read the posts here.
I gently tapped the camera on the surface of a desk about3 or 4 times. Problem solved.
Posted on Jul 27, 2010
Yea i just did the same thing and works only when i use restart method but it works!!!! BEAT THE **** OUT OF YOUR CAMERA.. i threw agianst my bed
Posted on Mar 07, 2010
Fantastic,.... i have a canon powershot sd750,.. for last 2 week i had a problem that "lens error, restart camera",.. on reading this solution, i put my camera on the pillow little faster, when it get starting, i tryed 3 to 5 times, my camera work's,.... thank all,...
Posted on Jun 02, 2010
I hve a canon power shot S1 IS camera.. my view finder has no picture and the memory card is empty
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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