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Canon PowerShot® SD850 IS LENS ERROR

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I bought a canon SD 850IS before 15 months back and now i'm getting "LENS ERROR". I didnt damage by dropping down or handling roughly and also i didnt used much.when i start my camera it showing LENS ERROR.... Is there any way to fix this issue by my self or should i take to canon service center?
Please help me....

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  • alex760 Aug 08, 2008

    I am having trouble with my canon because just today it started getting blurry when i tried to move it in and now the lens got stuck and it wont go back in help me please!

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Hi

what you are seeing is a generic message that means there is some sort of problem with the lens, it could happen in many different ways such as sand or dirt in the lens gears.

A couple solutions would be to either buy a defective camera online and make one good camera from the two if you can do that sort of thing yourself, or secondly have it repaired by somebody.

Don't bother trying to send the camera to Canon (though you can call them and verify what I'm about to say) because they will want $150+ to do the repair for you. Parts are not cheap to buy from them.

I know of one very affordable digital camera repair business... because I own it. The name is Darntoothysam, feel free to check us out, we are on that big auction website also (I don't plug their name for free), our seller ID is 'darntoothysam'. If you Google "darntoothysam" you will find us.

We have your repair listed as a package in our store for about $70. This covers a new lens, and return shipping of your camera! We even give a 45 day warranty on parts and labor. If you think you can use us then please check us out, even if you need to ask more questions then please feel free to contact me.

Hope this helps,

Thomas
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Posted on Oct 15, 2008

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