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When I turn my Canon PowerShot SX 160 IS on I get a lens error and it shuts down automatically. This is a new camera. Happened first week I bought it.

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SOURCE: Canon PowerShot SX 100 IS lens error

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's some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for less than 50% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

Posted on Jun 15, 2009

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I did the same thing and it works only be restarting it now but it works lol. I threw it agianst my bed . SO BEAT THE **** OUT OF YOUR CAMERA..then restart and it should work..*** made **** what can you say

Posted on Mar 07, 2010

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SOURCE: lens error, restart camera canon powershot

The best thing to do is to first try restarting the camera. Do not push or pull on the lens as this will often cause other issues. Do not blow air in the lens as this generally moves any dirt or dust to the back and it sits on your imaging sensor, you'll end up with poor photos after that. The best thing to do is to have it serviced so it is fixed correctly and working the way it should be. The site that is great for the Powershot Models is: www.CamerasAndParts.com They only specialize in these Powershots and they have your exact lens error problem right on the site. Try them for help. They tend to be the best deal plus they're service is wonderful. You'll pay $89 for the repair, all of the service for that model and the return shipping back to you included with them. They'd be the place for help with this one, best of luck.

Posted on Jun 27, 2010

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SOURCE: Canon Ixus 900 Ti ~ Lens error Restart camera

Problem: dust in the gaps near lens which makes it jammed. Effect: the sceen shows blk color. Solution: just blow over it or vaccum it.

Posted on Sep 11, 2010

Anonymous

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SOURCE: I have Canon powershot SD1300IS,

So when its stuck you just push on the lens.
i know it sounds crazy, and it'll sound like you cracked it, but it really does unjam your camera!
try it!

Posted on Oct 14, 2010

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I'm afraid that it's a new lens assembly or a professional repair. Unless the camera is still under warranty.
Same thing happened to my Panasonic Lumix. I completely stripped down the camera to see if I could find the offending bit of dust or dirt that everyone online says is the problem. No chance. I tried all the tricks, including banging the camera quite hard on my kitchen table (I was quite frustrated by that point!)
I've narrowed it down to a small motor that controls the lens and consequently the focus part. But you simply can't buy the parts. A professional repair quoted more than the camera was worth so I sold it on ebay for 'spares or repair' and bought a new one.
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Canon PowerShot SX 100 IS lens error


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's some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for less than 50% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

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