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Lens error how can i fix a lens error from my home on a hp photosmart M525

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  • ilonat123 Nov 21, 2007

    I have the smae prob. mine was dropped, on a paddle boat!! of all places! no water exposure tho. It reads lens error m525-14. The hp website tell you what the error codes mean. Now, i have to go to get it repaired! grr

  • Bobertt Nov 29, 2007

    my lens is stuck and crooked and its neww i have only had it for 2 months and it wont turn off and everytime i press the on/off button it says lens error

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2008




    My coolpix S51c shows lens error screen, the manual says to reboot or power down which I have to no avail, after resetting the button on top of the rotary dial to right the screen comes on and shows pictures I have taken but will not let me take pictures as in "nothing on screen", when shutter is pushed you can hear shutter noise but no flash no anything, the manual also says if this continues to have a tech look at it, the camera is only less than a week old wihout all the service I hope to find a quick and easy solution, can anyone Help !!


  • ashley8678 Jan 03, 2008

    My camera was dropped and it says lens error and cuts off? Can that be fixed

  • allygatr94 Jul 14, 2008

    I accidently dropped my camera on a cement floor. I was able to snap the lense back into place, and it was good for a while, but l8ly it started making funny noises and last night it wouldn't turn on to take pictures!!! HELP ME!!!!

  • lidd_E Aug 10, 2008

    i turned on my camera last week and it started normaly then when i went to take a picture it turned itself of but the lense stayed out and wont go back in. i have tried to push it back in and i have changed the batteries but when i connected it to my computer to see if it would turn on nothing happened.
    Help!!!!!111


  • Anonymous Oct 21, 2008

    I accidently dropped my camera on a cement floor. I was able to snap the lense back into place, and it was good for a while, but l8ly it started making funny noises and last night it wouldn't turn on to take pictures!!! HELP ME!!!!

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2008

    it fell in the water then cement then down the stairs then i sat on it

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What sort of Lens error?
The likely hood you a DIY job of any sort on a digi Cam is very slim.
But tell us more

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How can i fix a lens error from my home its a exilim!

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If the lens in crooked, some times you can snap it back into the pin grooves in which there are six. Three on the outer lens and three on the extension.

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Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera

This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camera. Some common error messages that might show up on the LCD's of cameras with this problem include “E18 lens error”, or “lens error, restart camera”. Some cameras might show nothing at all, but merely make a beeping noise as the lens goes out, then in, then the camera shuts off. Sometimes the lens won't even move.
The problem is actually quite common throughout all camera brands. 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. Believe it or not, one BIG contributor to lens errors is using a camera case. Sand, gunk, case fibers, etc... accumulate at the bottom of the case. These materials love to cling to the camera by electrostatic build-up from the camera rubbing against the side of the case (especially those cases with soft fibrous intreriors). Once these materials work their way into the lens mechanism, that's all she wrote. I have many Canon's, and NEVER use a case for this very reason.
A camera owner that suffers this problem may have no recourse for having the camera repaired. Many camera makers will not honor repairing this problem under warranty as they claim it is due to impact damage to the camera, or sand or debris getting into the lens gearing mechanism (neither of which is covered under warranty). The quoted repair cost is usually close to or more than what the camera is actually worth.
Fortunately, about half the cameras that suffer this failure can easily be fixed by one of the following methods. None of these methods involve opening the camera, although some have potential to cause other damage to the camera if excessively done. If the camera is still under warranty, before trying any of these, please please first contact your camera's maker to see if they'll cover the repair, or to determine how much they'll charge for the repair. Who knows, you might get lucky. But if they quote you a number that's higher than the value of your camera, you may want to consider the following methods.
The methods are listed in the order of risk of damaging your camera. Thus make sure you try them in the listed order. And remember, these fixes (especially #6 and 7) should only be considered for a camera that's out of warranty, who's cost of repair would be excessive, and would otherwise be considered for disposal if unrepaired:
Fix #1: Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh set of batteries back in (preferably rechargeable NiMH 2500mah or better) and turn the camera on. If that didn't work, try pressing and holding the Function or OK button while turning the camera on.
Fix #2: Remove the batteries, then remove the memory card. Then install new batteries, and turn on the camera. If you get an Error E30, it means you don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the memory card and turn it on one last time.
Fix #3: Insert the cameras Audio/Video (AV) cable, and turn the camera on. Inserting this cable ensures that the camera's LCD screen remains off during the start process. Thus extra battery power is available to the camera's lens motor during startup. This extra power can be useful in overcoming grit or sand particals that may be jamming the lens. If the AV cable doesn't fix the lens error by itself, consider keeping this cable installed while trying fixes 4, 5, and 7 as a means to provide extra help to these fixes. But note that I DON'T recommend keeping the cable installed during Fix 6 as you may damage the AV port while tapping the camera. Reinsert the cable only AFTER tapping the camera.
Fix #4: Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the ceiling. Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time press the power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to autofocus while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins in their slots.
Fix #5: Blow compressed air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations include blowing with a hair dryer in “no heat” setting, or sucking the gaps with a vacuum (careful with this one).
Now we're entering into the realm of potentially damaging your camera in conducting the fix. There is definitely some risk here, so take care when conducting the following two fixes.
Fix #6: Repeatedly tap the padded/rubber usb cover on a hard surface with the intent of dislodging any particles that may be jamming the lens. Other variations include hitting a side of the camera against the palm of your hand. A lot of people have reported success with this method. HOWEVER, there is also some potential for damaging or dislodging internal components with this method, such as unseating ribbon cables, or cracking LCD screens.
Fix #7: Try forcing the lens. More people have reported success with this method than with any of the other methods. HOWEVER, there's obviously some potential for damaging your camera by using this method. Variations include gently pulling, rotating, and/or twisting the lens barrel while hitting the power button. Attempt to gently straighten or align the barrel if it's crooked or twisted. Another variation includes looking for uneven gaps around the lens barrel, and then pushing on the side of the lens barrel that has the largest gap (note pushing the lens barrel all the way in is NOT recommended as it may become stuck there). While doing any of the above, listen for a click that indicates that the lens barrel guide pins may have reseated in their guide slots. If you hear this click, immediately stop and try the camera.

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This is probably THE single 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

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SOURCE: Lens Error Message

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

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The following blog outlines some repair options for a lens error. They won't work for all cases, but they're worth a try if the camera's no longer under warranty:

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

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