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Canon DS630 lens won't retract error- rest

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  • gies6690 Aug 21, 2008

    Canon PowerShot SD 630 ELPH

    lens won't retract- no visible reason
    error- reset camera- How do I reset?
    Screen goes black within seconds

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Try this steps it will mostly help to solve your problem


Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh set of batteries back in (preferably rechargeable NiMH 2500mah or better) and turn the camera on.

Remove the batteries, then remove the memory card. Then install the new batteries, when you turn it on it should come back to life. Error E30 means you don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the memory card and turn it on one last time.

Insert the cameras AV cable, and turn the camera on in picture review mode. Have no idea why this would work, except that quite a few people have reported some success with it.
Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the ceiling. Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time press the power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to autofocus while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins in their slots.

Blow compressed air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations include blowing with a hair dryer in “no heat” setting, or sucking the gaps with a vacuum (careful with this one).

Repeatedly tap the padded/rubber usb cover on a hard surface with the intent of dislodging any particles that may be jamming the lens. Other variations include hitting a side of the camera against the palm of your hand. A lot of people have reported success with this method. HOWEVER, there is also some potential for damaging or dislodging internal components with this method, such as unseating ribbon cables, or cracking LCD screens.

Try forcing the lens. More people have reported success with this method than with any of the other methods. HOWEVER, there's obviously some potential for damaging your camera by using this method. Variations include gently pulling, rotating, and/or twisting the lens barrel while hitting the power button. Attempt to gently straighten or align the barrel if it's crooked or twisted. Another variation includes looking for uneven gaps around the lens barrel, and then pushing on the side of the lens barrel that has the largest gap (note pushing the lens barrel all the way in is NOT recommended as it may become stuck there). While doing any of the above, listen for a click that indicates that the lens barrel guide pins may have reseated in their guide slots. If you hear this click, immediately stop and try the camera. The following photo illustrates unseated guide pins that would cause a lens error.

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Twist lightly...
you'll here it pop...if this solves the problem take it to shop for repairs

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This problem is caused by the memory card/ slot was opened with the power on. First close the mem slot and battery then turn off and on the camera. This is taken off of the manual for your camera. If this does not fix it bring it to a canon service center. You can go to
www.canon.com/cusa to find a service center near you.

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Go to this link download the manual select first your os before downloading it. hope that helps sir!

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=145&modelid=12956#DownloadDetailAct

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Often this happens because of dirt or dust in the lens gear.
Try first removing battery for two minutes to reset camera.
After this try helping lens in or out with your finger or patting the bacjk of the camera with the palm of your hand whilst you turn camera on.
If this does not fix it you will need to take the lens barre apart and re mount it. This job is better done at a camera repair shop. Check guaranty terms in this last case, and eventually contact service phone manual printed on user guide.

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Plz go through the manual other wise check is there any thing which is obstructing the movement.

Posted on Aug 21, 2008

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