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Canon g10 lens error.. lens fully extended then won't take a photo.. then the lens error appeared

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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. Frankly, however, it's unlikely that a lens error will qualify for the warranty.

Try just some basic things first-just to make sure it's actually the lens that's broken. Replace the batteries with fresh ones. Failing that, replace the memory card.

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If you need help with it, you can go to this site: www.camerasandparts.com They only deal with the Canon Powershots and no other models. Might have gotten dirt or something else is the lens part of the camera. This place just deals with the Canons and they do excellent work. It runs $89 through them for parts and labor plus they include the servicing for the camera too which is a plus. Returning shipping going back is included too, they're pretty much unbeatable if you need help with a Canon, that's all they service. That's where a lot of people go for help with these Powershots. Good luck with it.

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Hi I am sorry to hear. your lens problem is common defective. It need lens unit replacement or just repairable. your local repair shop would charge around $65 to 185 depend on what they really want to charge. Thanks and best regard!

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