Question about Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital Camera
Lens will not close
My Camera: Canon PowerShot SD770 IS Digital Camera
Went to the beach yesterday, by the end of the night my camera gave me this error: "lens error, restart camera". The lens would no longer come out.
I figured sand got stuck within the lens, so I did the following:
1. Turn camera up-side-down (with lens facing down)
2. Gently tap the sides of the camera (to loosen particles in lens)
3. Turn camera on
4. The lens will eventually come out
5. Gently tap the sides of the lens
6. Turn camera off (continue tapping side of lens as it retracts)
I turned the camera on and off a couple of times to ensure I removed all sand particles from the camera.
Now the camera works...thank god.
Posted on Nov 30, 2009
I had this problem of the lens being stuck all the way out on a Canon Powershot SD600. Upon pressing the on button, the camera would make an error sort of buzzing and clicking. The screen would turn on and would briefly display lens error, restart camera and then shut off. I thought it was hopelessly broken. I came to this site and tried the suggestion of gently but firmly pushing the lensback in while turning on the camera. I tried that and it didn't work, nor do I recommend that. The amount of pressure needed to try and force the lens back in is surely such as playing with disaster.
I tried the other recommendation of working the lens by gently twisting it back and forth and rocking it gently side to side and periodically tapping the side of the camera against the palm of my hand particularly with the lens facing downward so as to dislodge the debris; sending it out in the reverse direction it came into the camera.. This seem to loosen the tightly locked lens. I continued gently working the lens as to pulverize/dislodge the dirt or sand particle caught in the moter or lens mechanism. All I know is it tworked.
Posted on Jan 03, 2009
Who can fix this problem?..
Posted on Oct 03, 2008
I had this problem with my SD600-- after a couple of days of making a grinding sound when the camera powered on and off, it finally stuck with the lens fully extended. When I turned the camera on, it waited 5 seconds, then beeped, displayed "lens error, restart camera" and shut off.
After much cajoling, shaking and knocking, I finally tried the following: turned the camera on, and gently but firmly pushed the lens itself back into the camera. It's back to the old grinding when opening and closing, but it still works.
Posted on Oct 31, 2008
The method of gently nudging the lens bach and forth was the way to go. I had to open the battery door so as to control the powering off of the camera. When the battery came out, it stopped the camera from shutting off and when I put the battery back in, the camera tried to power on again quicker. it gave me several attempts at freeing the lens. The way to do it is to gently "pursuade" the part of the lens closest to the camera. Not the smaller outer part. This lens getting stuck happened when the battery ran out of power with the lens in the out position. Good luck. This was much better then the time I sent it out to be repaired. This would have been a costly repair. Thanks FixYa, and you too dagermike.
Posted on Mar 08, 2010
The method of gently nudging the lens bach and forth was the way to go. Is true it WORKED for me.
Posted on May 02, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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