Question about Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Lens My camera will not start and it keeps saying there is a lens error. I need a solution to fix my problem.

Posted by on

  • lexus470 Jun 24, 2008

    I would like to fix my camera without taking it in to a shop.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Legend:

    An expert who has written 200 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 480 Answers

Hey lexus470,
A common cause of this error message is that something is obstructing the movement of the lens (i.e. sand in the lens). One thing you could try is blowing compressed air into the side of lens to try and dislodge whatever is stuck in the lens. If this doesn't work you could try putting the camera on a flat surface with the lens pointed up and holding the shutter button in, and while doing this turn the camera on. Camera lenses are complicated mechanisms and you could be getting this message for numerous reasons. If the lens mechanism is broken in some way you might have to have it looked at by a camera repair technician. I hope this helps!

Sincerely,
Allan
Go Ahead. Use Us.

Posted on Jun 24, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

It keeps saying lens error


Here are some troubleshooting steps for the lens error problem. And here's a video summary of those steps:

Jan 13, 2013 | Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera

1 Answer

My Coolpix camera lens won't open, says lens error, any ideas how to fix.


Hi Connie:
Lens stuck, is common defective that need new lens unit replacement or just repairable.

Causes of a Lens Error: There are a number of ways with which a lens error can be caused. Particulates might have managed to get into the mechanical bits that allow the lens to retract, a purely physical interference with the lens mechanism. If the camera was dropped, especially while the lens was extended, there's a pretty good chance something might have been knocked loose, such as the guide pins upon which the lens withdraws and retracts.

How to Repair a Lens Error: As scary as a lens error might seem, there are some easy fixes. Before trying any of them out, however, first take a good long look at your camera warranty and maybe have a chat with the company. If the lens error will be covered under the terms of the warranty, go for it. Even some of the simple fixes mentioned below might void the camera warranty. Sincerely, however, it's unlikely that a lens error will qualify for the warranty.

Hope this helps; also keep in mind that your feedback is important and I'll appreciate your time and consideration if you leave some testimonial comment about this answer.

Thank you for using Fixya, and have a nice day.

Nov 16, 2011 | Nikon Coolpix S210 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Lens Error 1114 the lens won't go back in and it turns off


This is probably THE single most common failure among digital cameras. There's a halfway chance of fixing it yourself, described here: http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

Jun 28, 2009 | Sanyo Xacti VPC-S770 Digital Camera

2 Answers

Dropped camera- lens will not go back in-


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

Feb 20, 2009 | Canon PowerShot SD630 Digital ELPH / IXUS...

1 Answer

Digital camera lens cannot come out. Restarting required


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

Feb 03, 2009 | Canon PowerShot SX100 IS Digital Camera

1 Answer

Lens Error, Restart


Nikon System error help????

Sep 05, 2008 | Nikon COOLPIX L12 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Lens error


you can't fix it by yourse. You need it to send for repairs.

Jul 27, 2008 | Kodak Easyshare M753 Digital Camera

5 Answers

Lens Error, Restart


Hi

What you are seeing is a generic stuck lens error message, turning off the camera and turning it on again will not fix the lens unfortunately.

Your lens needs to be cleaned or repaired, and if it cant be repaired it needs to be replaced. There are online places that will do it for a decent price and there are others that overcharge by way too much.

Fixya rules prevent me from giving you a link to anything off Fixya that would help you fix your camera.

Good luck from....

Darntoothysam com

May 01, 2008 | Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Lens Error, Restart


The following blog outlines some repair options for a lens error. They won't work for all cases, but they're worth a try if the camera's no longer under warranty:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

Dec 31, 2007 | Digital Cameras

Not finding what you are looking for?
Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera Logo

Related Topics:

32 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Canon Digital Cameras Experts

Doberman

Level 2 Expert

246 Answers

Tony

Level 3 Expert

2598 Answers

halotheracer
halotheracer

Level 2 Expert

68 Answers

Are you a Canon Digital Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...