The other day I was opening my Canon S30 lens cover and it sort of slid into a slightly ackward position resulting in the lens not coming out so photos could be taken. It was definitely off track, making a rasping sound and leaving a scratch on the front when I sled it open and closed.
I played with it some and got it enough on track the lens pops out but now the LCS screen stays black though the viewfinder shows images. I don't know if it takes pictures or not at this point. My concern is finding out what happened and if it s fixable by someone like me who is mechanically inclined?
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if you see lens error on back of lcd and lens barrel is stuck, then your camera would need replacement of zoom control gears or a whole lens unit. Either way your local repair shop would charge you almost same cost depend on time consume. the cost would be around $75 to 135 depend on what they realy want to charge.
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Check the battery cover closes properly, the camera will not operate at all if the switch thinks the cover is even slightly open. Try removing the card, sometimes they cause cameras to not start when they are faulty. If all else fails, the fuse is most likely blown. They are internally located just near the power switch but you are best to have a service centre replace it for you. Best of luck.
Same problem. The lens is stuck in the zoom position. When the camera is turned on, the lens moves a just afraction like it want to fully open or close, then the camera beeps and prompts with the "Lens Error" Restart Camera. Solutions?
There is a common problem with the A series Powershots, that the lens assembly jams in the telescoping zoom, or in the digital imaging module, in which the lens assembly has to be replaced. I'm not sure if the S series has these issues. You can check with Canon support to find out.
The cover opens in two positions. To completely open the lens cover for shooting images, slide the lens cover over until you hear two clicks. When the camera is on the first position, you can playback images.
Dang, what a weird design. The lens needs to go threw a cycle before it can reach the idle position where it waits for a comand from the user. If its in the closed position and you turn it on it extends to its full range then stops at the idle position. It sounds like it is stuck in some spot between close and idle. Since it cant reach the closed position or idle its shutting down.
The only way to get it to work is to try and free the lens so it can cycle threw. There must be a lip on the slider and the lens is stuck on this lip so you cant slide it.
Remove the batteries then try and slide the door open try and slide somthing between the lens and the door to free it up. This is the only way to get it threw the cycle. It may need to be serviced It sounds like the switch for the slider door is warn or has broken. It may work again if you can free the lens.