Question about Canon PowerShot Cameras
Lens error message on screen when starting camera. Lens will not open
Posted by Anonymous on
When you turn the camera on the lens comes out and has parameters when extending to focus, if the lens does not open fully it sees a problem and then closes.
there are tiny plastic gears inside and may have chipped or a piece of sand got in causing the lens to jamb. "very fragile"
one solution is to ask a camera repair shop how much a lens mechanism would be to replace. (if cost is more than 1/2 of what you paid dont bother)
another solution is to have someone sell your camera on an auction site for parts, to make some money towards another camera purchase
Posted on Sep 02, 2008
I just had the same issue when one of my children drop the camera. I'm not wanting to break anyone's camera but I was able to open the lens cover and pull the lens out and then turning it on it retracted and worked just like it should.
Posted on Apr 20, 2009
You may have dust or some liquid blocking the cap from opening. Take a q t tip and clean cap. Use the q t tip to try to jar cap loose.
Posted on Jul 02, 2009
SOURCE: Lens error, restart camera
Lens error is usually caused by mechanical faults concerning lens assembly. The lens cannot extend or retract fully, the error is detected and lens error is returned.
Sometimes this can be fixed playing with the lens during extraction or retraction to help the lens asset getting back to normal.
More often the camera lens must be disassembled and re-assembled by a technician to fix the problem.
Posted on Jul 05, 2009
SOURCE: Lens error: restart camera
If you get that message the lens is stuck.
You should take the camera to a repair center.
They should repair it under warranty.
I have seen this problem a few times already.
Posted on Sep 12, 2009
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