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"lens error" error message

I've got a "lens error" message displaying when I try to turn on my camera. What can I do to fix this problem.

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  • dblroloff52 Jul 12, 2008

    lens error appears on screen.. immediately shuts off... what is the solution

  • Anonymous Jul 15, 2008

    When I attempt to turn my camera on I get a "lens error, restart camera" message.  However, the camera will not restart, just continues to give me the same message.  The manual says to contact a Canon Customer Support Help Desk.  I am not happy!  This camera is only 3 months old and lightly used.

  • rakeshv Jul 20, 2008

    Dear sir,

    I am Rakesh from India, my sx100IS canon power shot has problem.



    Lens error, when i start. as your one of suggestion pressing menu.It not working, camera is getting switch off.



    can you, please help. I got use the camera urgently. But its not working.



    Thank you

  • Suzanne7147 Jul 27, 2008

    As soon as I switch on the camera it says lens error and then switches off. I cannot access any menus to change the settings

  • Anonymous Jul 29, 2008

    My camera suddenly says "Lens error, restart camera." What the heck? This camera is not even a year old!!! Help, please!

  • HarleyDasha Aug 05, 2008

    This camera is not even 9 months old and I have used it twice.

    I get a message "lens error, restart camera' then the camera immediately shuts off. Does any one have a solution for this?

  • Anonymous Aug 07, 2008

    same problem...dido

  • dickjaster Aug 13, 2008

    Receiving "lens error" message when turning camera on. Plastic lens iris is slightly open. Have tried pressing in on the lens, etc; can get the plastic iris to close, but the lens springs back out slightly and the iris opens slightly again. No luck yet.

  • kimberlybays Aug 16, 2008

    I dropped my camera and now it says lens error. Every time I turn it on it shuts down. The lens is partially open and won't shut.

    Any help would be nice this is my dad's camera and he is going to freak!!!!


  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2009

    my son dropped the camera. When turning on the camera, lens error message appears and then turns itself off.

  • jmccort Apr 16, 2009

    same as everyone else. Had this camera less than one year and "lens error, restart camera" appears but then turns itself off.

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What the hell is this ****

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Got to the menu in the camera, click on the lens sixe you wish to use. Then take some pictures, try changing the sizes ans see the diffetrent results.

Also it might be that you did not open the lens cover completely before you take the picture.

Take care
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Posted on Jul 08, 2008

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