The camera fell on a ledge at the airport, crashing to the ground. The lens was stuck in the out position and the camera said lens error. I was able to get the lens back in, but the little cover never closed and now it gives a system error and the lens won't extend out. It just says system error.
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Re: lens error/system error
I have successfully fixed the same error on a Nikon 2100 by dissasembling the camera and removing grit from the gears that drive the lens. However, if the camera has been dropped, I suspect that something has got dented or bent. It may be worth taking the camera apart to see if a gear has got dislodged.
I would warn you to be very careful not to get a shock off the flash capacitor inside the camera though. Also, it took me quite a while to put it all back together. It's not the easiest device to work on, a result of the very compact body (for its time!)
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Hi, As in short answer you have to replace the optical lens assymbly.Because due to heavy jurk its motor called sledge motor stsrt malfunctioning and it can not be changed component level. For this please contact any SONY SERVICE CENTRE nearby to you. Hope you will understand. Thanks for using FIXYA!
try Googling "E18" and read about this error signal and the many possible fixes. In your case sometimes gentle (really gentle) inward pressure on the lens tube while turning camera on (or off) will get it going again. Best wishes
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
Looks like the lens is "out of alignment". Canon charges heftily for this repair. However if the lens is not broken then many people have got it working through systematic bashing. Click here to view the thread
Apparently often related to a lens motor malfunction. My old 4300 just gave this error for the first time today. The lens extended but made a whirring noise before the message popped up. Nothing I tried would fix it - but after I drove home it worked fine again.
I had a similar problem over a year ago after the camera fell out of my backpack (it was in its own bag but not well padded). When I used it the lens stuck and refused to retract, but I don't recall a "System Error" message. After a few tries, the lens went in and it's been fine since, until today.
Make sure there's nothing (dust, dirt) stuck in the lens barrels. Otherwise, just keep turning it on and off and hope it works.
apparently i have some bad news , its the lense which is misaligned or broken in terms of gears, the thing to do turn on the camera and make sure that lens is out and then LIGHTLY tapp on the lens the direction of which you feel that the lens is not equal legnth to the outer ring > place that looks uneven