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Nikon Coolpix L1 has "lens error" message

When I turn on the camera, even with new batteries, it signs on, opens the lens, then displays a message saying "lens error", closes the lens again, and eventually shuts down. The warranty period is over, so should I just throw it in the trash since Nikon won't repair or replace it?
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  • 1dberry Sep 05, 2008

    Power on camera and receive "Lens error" message Lens comes out and opens but then displays this message and shuts down.

  • Anonymous Sep 10, 2008

    Yep, and me.

  • Unimpressed Sep 10, 2008

    Yep, and me.

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Try turning it on and shaking vigorously as the lens extends. Worked for me.

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Get it repaired from a local repairman ,..... we have replaced many lens barrels and gear sets as well as Flex strips which cause this problem ....

Posted on Oct 19, 2008

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i had this exact same problem, turns out the ribbon for the lens had come loose, after too many falls.

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I was having a "Lens Error" with my Nikon Coolpix S10 camera and this websites' tips fixed my camera.

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The technically correct solution would be to dis-assemble, clean, re-lubricate and reassemble the lens assembly or better yet, seek repair from a authorized service center or a qualified professional. However, a non-technical workaround maybe possible. This would require thumping the bottom of the camera against the palm of one's hand while powering on. The idea is to jar the lens back into action. Please bear in mind that the opposite could also hold true, the lens would be more stuck.

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"System Error" or "Lens Error" message in LCD monitor trnsp.gif Question My COOLPIX camera displays a "System Error" or "Lens Error" message. What should I do? trnsp.gif Answer Having a "System Error" or "Lens Error" message displayed on the camera's LCD monitor would generally indicate that your camera needs servicing. A System Error is a general error which can be caused by many things: lens problem, CF Card problem, general camera failure, etc. To troubleshoot, please try the following:
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