Question about Cameras
I see that alot in my days of working with cameras... my friend... the
only advice i can give you is that its cheaper to buy a new camera than
getting it fixed.. ...unless you purchased the camera with the service plan
(i.e. your local best buy retail usually offers service plans
on their products) or its under the manufacture warranty, but usually
the manufactures doesn't covered drops... you can always take it to
your local best buy retail and have geek squad look at it, but they are
going to tell you its cheaper to purchases a new camera.......
Posted on Apr 08, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: displays lens error on LCD
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 centre 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.
You can also have a look at THIS link.
Hope the advise is useful. please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance. Also, please be so kind to let me know if you found this helpful.
Posted on Jan 25, 2011
This is a known defect in this camera. It has happened twice to me in less than two years. If your warranty is valid then you can send it to Canon and they will fix it in about 6 weeks. However you will end up paying to renew your warranty every year because it will happen to you again. A total waste of money in my opinion. This has been such an awesome camera but after this happening to me again I am going to junk it and buy a Nikon.
Posted on Sep 30, 2009
The only thing not functioning was the lens I could turn on off see menus etc but could not take a picture and the lens would not retract - My husband cleaned the battery terminals on battery & in camera -IT WORKED !!!! good as new -
Posted on Apr 06, 2008
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