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I was taking photos when suddenly my Canon PowerShot SD 1300 IS IXUS 105 read "Lens error. Will shut down automatically. Restart camera." Then the screen went blank. The lens will not retract. I cannot do anything other than turn the camera back on and get the same message. I've never had this problem before.

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There is something wrong with your lens barrel. It can be anything from some sand/dirt that got inside in which you try using some canned air to blow out the particles while continually turning it on and off. Usually what it is from is the camera being dropped, even if it is in a case or inside a bad. The jostle or direct impact of the fall will break some small gears or tweak the lens off of alignment. If it was from an impact then you lens barrel needs to be replaced and in that case the repair cost are usually as much as getting a new camera. You can send it into Canon and get it repair for a flat rate. Sorry about your camera.

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There is caution that lens error.will shut down automatically,restart camera


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I have Canon powershot SD1300IS, IXUS 105, digital camera When I try to turn it on, it says: "lens erroe will shut down automatically restart canera" Please help me fix it! I'm going abroad...


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