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Lens Error. My Nikon COOLPIX L3 keeps on saying " LENS ERROR" and wont close up. Also it make some rattling noise when i press the on/off button or sometimes does it by itself. First the screen is black then it goes to the welcome image last it says "LENS ERROR". How can I fix it myself? If you found out the solution please message me on myspace.

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  • keemo Nov 18, 2007

    len error it opens and then close

  • truesly Nov 29, 2007

    as with everybody else i got this camera that when you put batteries in hums ect... then shows white screen with red lens error matter. i too have tried tapping it when booting up, tried pulling/ pushing on lens.. nothing works...HELP !!!

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2008

    Have the same problem. Tried tapping also.

  • oglasky Apr 12, 2008

    am also experiencing the same problem( lens error) with my Nikon Coolpix L3 ...................please i need someone to assist me with a solution.


  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2008

    I dropped my Nikon and the lens stuck out and wouldn't go in, then I tried pushing it in (which has worked before) and it wouldn't work. It doesn't budge. It makes a rattling noise when I shake it. It turns on, but immediately tells me there's a lens error. I'd really rather try and fix this, but it's looking to be futile. Grr.

  • alexaholgate Oct 05, 2008

    i didn't drop mine or anything but when i turn it on it says lens error

  • allboyz Oct 16, 2008

    HELP! I am leaving for Hawaii in a few days and my camera fell off the baby stroller and now shows "lens error" everytime I try to turn it on! I went to look in the manual and noticed that mine is in spanish! Is this "lens error" even fixable? or worth the monwy to try and have it fixed?



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