Question about Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera
When I start the camera there's a clicking sound and eventually the words "lens error restart camera". It clicks some more and shuts down. Same thing happens when I try to download photos to I photo from camera.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Press the "MENU" button and navigate to the reset command and reset the camera. That may get the camera to function properly.
Posted on Jun 13, 2009
hi u need to get the lens repaired the railing in the lessystem is no correct so pleas dont try to doit or push in .... it will be permanent damage ....get to the shot5 the camera is not broken need small fix....
Posted on Aug 30, 2009
SOURCE: lens error restart camera
Lens errors are fairly common. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended ...
Here are some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for about 40% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try.
Posted on Dec 30, 2009
This is probably THE most common failure among digital cameras. There's a halfway chance of fixing it yourself, described here: http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html
Posted on Feb 23, 2010
The shutter flex cable inside the lens is broken, so the shutter doesn't work. It's a well know problem with the Canon PowerShot A4xx series cameras. There are some flex copies (made in China) being sold on ebay, but they are not that qualitative. Canon doesn't supply these cables separately, they supply the whole lens unit which is quite expensive. I usually suggest not to invest any money in these cameras, because the cable will brake again, sooner or later.
Posted on Mar 05, 2011
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