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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” (older Canons), "ACCESS" error (Sony), "Zoom Error" (Fuji), "Lens Obstructed" (Kodak), “lens error, restart camera” or just "lens error" (nearly all camera makers lately use this variation). Some cameras might show THE BEST WAY TO SHOW YOUR APPRECIATION is to share this resource with others who may be experiencing the same problem that
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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. First here's a video summary of each of the fixes, and following that a detailed text description of the fixes.
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PLEASE READ THIS ! Oh no! You've dropped your digital camera. And it's out of warranty. And repair costs more than the camera is worth. What to do short of tossing the camera (or selling on ebay)? Well, believe it or not the average person Video Summary Fixes 1 through 7 has a good chance of diy fixing that

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camera themselves. All they'll need for most cases is some patience, and a little background knowledge. The intent of the posts on this blog are to help provide that knowledge. But now for the WARNINGS! Many of the repairs posted here should only be considered as a last resort for a broken camera that would otherwise be considered for disposal. Also please consider those repairs that require removing the camera case to also require some electrical background and knowledge, and should not be Fix #1a: If new batteries didn't work, try pressing and holding the Menu, Function, Function Set, or OK button while turning the camera on. This along with Fix #1c and #2 sometimes work for lens errors that occur from batteries wearing down while the lens was extended. Fix #1c: For those of you who can still access your camera's menus with this error, try finding and selecting the "factory reset" option to set your camera back to its original factory condition. On some Canon cameras, this requires holding the menu button down with the camera powered on for up to 10 seconds. However note that a lens error might sometimes override the reset option, and thus the option might not appear. Fix #2: If the camera's batteries ran down completely while its lens was still open, the camera may show a lens error or not start properly when new batteries are installed. Remove the memory card and keep it removed, then install the new batteries. When you turn the camera on with the card removed it may come back to life, as this triggers a reset in some cameras. Error E30 (for older Canon's) means that you don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the SD 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 power to 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
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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 using rechargeables, and they're more than a year old, consider purchasing new rechargeable batteries as they may not be providing sufficient power to startup the camera.

attempted by anyone unfamiliar with basic electrical components and safety precautions. Make sure you read this post and are aware of the potential DANGER OF SEVERE ELECTRICAL SHOCK should you decide to proceed with a "do it yourself" repair that involves removing the camera case. http://camerarepair.blogspot.com /2007/11/important-warningcamera-flash.html WHAT YOU READ HERE IS NOT PROFESSIONAL ADVICE. Most of the posts and comments in this blog come from amateur repair hobbyists (INCLUDING MYSELF). Take the advice with a grain of salt. YOU MAY ACTUALLY MAKE MATTERS WORSE by following what you read here. Many of these repairs will almost certainly VOID YOUR CAMERA'S WARRANTY. It's ultimately YOUR RESPONSIBILITY should YOU DECIDE to try some of the repairs posted here.

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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 back into 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). Some people also have actually used a "Shop Vac" with this fix to help extend a retracted lens. ▼ 2007 (14) ▼ December (4) Fuji Digital Cameras Showing Black Images or Disto... Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera Canon A530 / A540 with Short Battery Life or Hot B... Absolutely Free Photo Recovery Software: The Top E... ► November (7) 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 fixes: ► October (3)

Fix #5a: If you actually do notice sand particles stuck in the gaps around the lens barrel, and blowing air does not help to dislodge them, consider using a thin piece of paper or a sewing needle to help dislodge them. Pay particular care not to scratch your lens barrel with the needle. Also, I do not recommend probing too deeply around the lens barrel with the paper (don't go more than a 1 cm or 1/2 in) . Particularly I do not recommend probing deeply around the most outer (largest) lens barrel gap, as you may dislodge the lens barrel dust gasket that's located just inside of that gap. Dislodging Particles from Lens Barrel Gaps (Fix #5a)

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 obvious potential for damaging or dislodging internal components with this method, such as unseating ribbon cables, or cracking LCD screens. Fix #6a: This is a variation of Fix #6, and should be tried if the lens barrels appears straight (not crooked). In other words, try this if there's
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no obvious mechanical damage to the lens barrels that's causing the problem. With the lens pointed down, try "gently" tapping around the lens barrels with a small item such as a pen or pencil. The idea is to try to dislodge any sand particles that may be jamming the lens barrel stuck. Simultaneously try turning the camera on and off as you're doing this. Dislodging Particles by Tapping (Fix #6a)
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Fix #1: Replace Batteries Fix #2: Remove Memory Card Fix #3: Insert AV Cable Fix #4: Shutter & Power Button Fix #5: Blowing Air Fix #6: Tapping USB Cover

Fix #7a: Note that this particular fix is intended only for cameras with lens barrels that try to extend, but then stop partway, and then return to their stored position. Try grabbing and holding the smallest inner lens barrel at its furthest extended position, preventing it from returning to the camera. Examine and clean around the lens barrel any noticed dust or dirt. Turn off and restart the camera again. If the lens extends even further, grab it again at its furthest extension, preventing it from returning. Clean again. Keep repeating until the lens is fully extended. Turn off the camera and restart it to see if the lens error has gone away. Fix #7b: The most extreme of the fixes. Only consider this fix as an absolute last resort before tossing the camera, as there's some obvious potential for further damaging your camera by using this method. You especially might consider this if the lens barrel appears obviously damaged, bent, or crooked such as from a fall. In that case, try thinking of the lens as a dislocated shoulder. Try forcing the lens to straighten it and put it back in its place. In such cases, the lens barrel guide pins have become unseated from their guide slots (see the below illustration). Your objective would be to try to reseat them by straightening the lens. Listen for a "click" to hint that they've been reseated, and immediately stop forcing the lens at this point. More people have reported success with this method than with any of the other methods (see the polls in the right column). Variations to Fix #7b include gently pulling, rotating, and/or twisting the lens barrel while hitting the power button. Examine the lens barrels closely for any hint of tilt or unevenness. Again, the goal is to attempt to straighten or align the barrel if it's crooked or twisted. Another variation includes looking for uneven gaps around the lens barrel, and

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while doing any of the above. Even more Canon E18 experiences. Again. If the above fixes didn't work for you. immediately stop and try the camera. There are other techniques listed from readers there that just might work for your situation. then please read through the reader's comments. Please also comment if none of the fixes were successful. please vote or post a comment on how the fixes worked for you. plus a good listing of E18 errors by Canon model: Nikon Coolpix L3 Lens Error . Your experience may help others. When posting a comment. Comments SUB SCRIBE TO DIY DC RE PAIR P RO FI L E Posts If you try these fixes. Note that most of the fixes listed here actually come from my reader's comments. please specify your camera model. If you hear this click. listen for a click that indicates that the lens barrel guide pins may have reseated in their guide slots. especially the newer ones.com Nikon 5700 Lens Error .blogspot. or if you tried something different that worked. The following photo illustrates unseated guide pins that would cause a lens error. References: Canon E18 Lens Error – This is the big kahuna of all E18 error camera repair sites: Make sure you also read their post section to hear of other peoples successes and failure in fixing this problem: More Canon E18 experiences and fixes at The Juggle Zone.Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair 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). 6 .This site has a few other fixes not listed here that are applicable to the Nikon Coolpix cameras: Jancology.. and the particular fix that worked.. The E18 Error Experience Log.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital.More people's experiences with lens errors on Nikon cameras: http://camerarepair.

Have updated the posting as suggested. Removing and replacing the battery did the trick.blogspot. I have a Casio Exlim EX S600. grabbed the lens casing when it attempted to close... P OST E D B Y C A M E RA R E P AI R A T 7 :5 6 P M L A B E L S: R E P AI R G UI D E S 1193 COMMENTS: Heather said. Thanks for the info. it was just white. What I did was turn on the camera. 2 0 0 7 8 :0 0 A M Holistic said.. and retract. Unfortunately. holistic. present a blurrly image. I used the fix posted to move the casings around (rotate. it's difficult to access these components in the http://camerarepair.. The website also shows a simple method for cleaning these gears. I guess I tapped hard enough to break something inside. which worked. :-(( DEC E MBE R 2 8 . I fixed the initial problem and broke the camera for good all in one step. I'm sorry to hear that.. 2 0 07 7:5 3 A M Camera Repair said. Thanks for posting! DEC E MBE R 2 8 .. 2 0 07 5: 51 A M Anonymous said. 7 . Thanks for this resource. They're relatively easy to reseat. however... I suspect a ribbon cable became dislodged or slightly disconnected from its connector. time to go shopping.Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair SD600 Disassembly .. 1 – 200 of 1193 Newer› Newest» Thanks for this post! I have a Nikon Coolpix P2 that had a Lens Error.. This action appears to have put the gearing in the correct location to properly extend/retract. etc)... please add a caution to be gentle while doing the suggested tapping part. But repair would involve opening up the camera and individually reseating each ribbon cable connector. allow the lens to extend. it looks like a small bulb that is also now white.. when the lens finally opened I had no picture.Included this as an example of how sand can easily gum up the small gears within your camera. I have a Canon PowerShot SD200 which had the e18 error.. DEC E MBE R 2 3. Ironically I was having a missing screw replaced (strap holder) when I must have accidentally turned on the camera inside my pocket.. it would extend. I have to say though.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital. I did everything up to the tapping step. My problem was when turning on the lens.

.. I can try. 2 0 07 8 :5 5 A M Holistic said...the lens went back in after tapping the USB pad.. And even then.. especially the flash capacitor shock warning and link.. Well good for you! And I will have a great weekend after hearing of your success :-) DEC E MBE R 2 8 . put in the batteries and see if the LCD works properly. If not. but then the picture was all white on the LCD. First review the warnings in the "Please Read This First" section of this blog.. That worked and I am putting the cash back in my wallet. repair is not certain :( Since the camera is not working anyways. holistic. This should hopefully work.. jdolly. 8 . I have a Sony Cybershot DSC-W5. Have a great weekend! :-)) DEC E MBE R 2 8 . then suspect the problem is with the LCD ribbon cable connection. 2 0 07 10 :5 1 A M jdolly said. Thanks for the suggestion.. Take a picture and view it on your computer using a card reader. may I suggest some additional gentle taps in the slight hope of reestablishing connection in the affected ribbon cable? DEC E MBE R 2 8 . Lift up the lever on the connector to free the ribbon cable. but stop at step 5. and first read step 12! Next proceed sequentially as instructed.. and reassemble the camera. Next open the following link. How feasible is it to reconnect the ribbon cable connectors on it? Any step-by-steps you can give? J A N UA R Y 4 .blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital. First make sure the camera is working properly with the exception of the LCD. It wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be to completely dismantle the camera and put it back together. Here's two attempts at the link (my html skills are much to be http://camerarepair. Gently pull it out and clean its end connections with a Q-tip dipped in alcohol. I had the same problem as holistic when trying to get the lens unstuck. 20 0 8 9 :1 8 A M Camera Repair said.. Make sure it's dry before you reseat it. If the picture is fine. Jiggle the ribbon cable.Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair elph series cameras (a lot of things in the way). 2 0 07 9: 4 7 A M Camera Repair said. remove the batteries and continue to step 11 where you have full access to the ribbon cable connector.

depreyswildlife. I finally fixed it by holding the "OK" button and turning the camera on. So I used the "Press gently on the lens" fix. That must have reset the error status in the camera. the lens went all the way out but didn't return all the way in and displayed a Lens Error. Also was stopping when I heard a faint click.. This was extreemely useful! My daughter dropped her Casio Exilim EXZ75 and came to me saying 'Daddy please fix.pdf Good Luck. After reading the link more closely. if neither works copy and paste the url to your browser: http://www. this sucks i want all the picture on my camrea and all these way to fiz seem so legit.. 20 0 8 10 : 31 A M Camera Repair said. However. jdolly. --Tony J A N UA R Y 6 .' When turned on. 9 . J A N UA R Y 6 . CR J A N UA R Y 4 .. grrrrr i hate a non fixed camera!!!!! http://camerarepair. CR J A N UA R Y 4 . I have a GE A730 that was giving a Lens Error message after being in my pocket (probably accidently hit the powerbutton and the camera freaked when it tried to extend the lens)..depreyswildlife. 20 0 8 6 :1 6 P M Anonymous said..com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital. 20 0 8 9 :1 0 A M Tony said. 20 0 8 10 : 36 A M darklurker said. believe that you only need to go to step 8 to be able to remove/reseat the cable. The important part was using very gentle and very even pressure.. the lens seemed to go in and out OK when I'd try to turn it on. It now works like normal...com/Mods/W5&W7 /Mod%20for%20DSCW5. one more thing... It might just be i really messed up my camera but i tried ALLL of the ways and nothing worked..blogspot.pdf http://www..Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair desired).com/Mods/W5&W7 /Mod%20for%20DSCW5. this reset the pins and now the camera works perfectly again... Like you describe.

when i turn it on and quickly click the 'view pictures' button. 2 00 8 6 : 01 P M Camera Repair said. This can sometimes cause an error on startup due to the additional power needed to open the lens barrel.blogspot. But you mention that you want the pictures from your camera.. and a few months ago[i haven't used my camera in ages.. i tried these.. try it. the lens comes out about 3/4. see the third anonymous comment above from the person with an EX-S600..com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital. The camera will instruct me to turn off the power and then on again but the same http://camerarepair. J A N UA R Y 1 6. Trying this will be your decision. other than these things? J A N UA R Y 1 6. 10 ... whatever it is. 20 0 8 3: 0 0 A M Camera Repair said. i have an exilim ex-z75. and can no longer holding a sufficient charge. This person had a similar lens error to yours and fixed it by grabbing and holding onto the lens barrel as it was attempting to reclose. but when i just turn it on.Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair J A N UA R Y 8 .. and the lens does not come out. i can view my pictures. i don't know if someone dropped it when i wasn't home. I have a Sony W70 that has the lens get stuck at 1.. You mention you haven't used the camera in ages. Shouldn't you still be able to download these pictures from your memory card using a simple cheap card reader? Here's an example: Example Cheap Card Reader J A N UA R Y 8 . But there is some risk to your camera. One possible thing may be that the battery has worn down through non-use. If you feel brave. and it didn't work. but its not fixing it.] i picked it up off my table and went to take a picture. Sorry to say that only about half of the lens errors can be corrected by these methods. 2 00 8 6 : 37 P M Anonymous said... 20 0 8 6 :2 8 A M Anonymous said. Please don't blame me if instead undesirable results occur. it doesnt work. and then goes back in and the screen says either 'lense error' or 'retry power on' any idea of what i could do. but i need it in a few days so i decided to see if i could fix it.3x magnification when I try to zoom in. Do you know of anyone else with a similar camera that you may borrow their battery to try with your camera? If this doesn't work.

11 .. lens stuck (almost all the way in except for maybe about 3/16 of an inch)then powers off. The thing that worked for me is #7. But thought it won't hurt to try.. Thanks again.powers on.. it doesn't help with the dust particles. Vince. because other things are wrong other than the lens. Thanks so much.. while holding the camera upside down. Can't view anything other than the start-up screen. This is probably not a lens error. shows the canon screen. Blowing compressed air into the lens did the trick! I guess it's because I have a silicone covering for the camera that while it protects it from scratches.. 2 0 08 4 : 13 P M vince said... Thanks for the help... 2 0 08 7 :2 6 P M Pradeep said... Forcing the lens in... Forcing the lens in.Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair problem happens. Canon A510. I was able to repair my daughter's Sony DSC-W5by gently tapping on the USB plastic covering. J A N UA R Y 2 0 . Thanks so much! I have a Canon PowerShot A530 and I dropped it while I was taking a picture and it turned off... thanks! the forcing the lens worked while turning it off and on! You saved me from having to pay my boss $$! J A N UA R Y 2 2. 2 0 08 1 0: 30 A M Anonymous said. Thank you very much! J A N UA R Y 1 7. J A N UA R Y 1 8 . I'm sure you saved me a considerable amount in repairs or in a new purchase..blogspot. J A N UA R Y 2 2..was suffering from a drop and croked zoom J A N UA R Y 2 0 . I didn't want to give up on the camera for it was a gift for my birthday. Thanks so much! I have a Canon PowerShot A560 and I dropped it while I was taking a picture and it turned off. 2 00 8 12 : 09 P M Anonymous said.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital.. 2 00 8 10 : 0 7 A M Anonymous said.tried your ideas and my camera is back in business. The think that worked for me is #7. 2 0 0 8 7:0 7 P M amgehan said. I have another canon (the 4mp version of this http://camerarepair..

Should I open it to clean the lens and gears or should I just put it in some kind of liquid to remove those sand away without the batteries. Sorry to hear about the sand. Maybe also consider using a small vacuum cleaner around these openings to draw the sand out. Anonymous. well I had my Finepix s7000 lens stucked with sand(yes sand!).. Thank you for your best comment/Regards J A N UA R Y 2 5. J A N UA R Y 2 2.. would recommend repeated cleaning's with compressed air around the lens. So switch back to OFF and then View model then OFF to retract. My camera doesn't have a rubber cover for the usb port. 2 00 8 2 :3 7 PM Anonymous said. You have a nice camera. it turns on at picture model with the logo and then died. (I had used a HP camera on my computer without the cd and the computer recognnized that one) Anyway. Also. if there are any suggestions. Instead.The logo is still there but very hard to see as the screen seems to be dark but it is there and freezed.blogspot.this camera is already broken so I will try them! Thanks! J A N UA R Y 2 2. But first. I don't know if it's because it's not the exact same camera or if it's because of it being broken. 2 00 8 3: 0 8 PM Anonymous said.. Powered camera up and it worked fine. 12 . do not use liquids to clear the sand.Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair 3mp) that I have put the installation cd into my computer for so I tried to connect the A510 to my computer without installing its cd but the computer didn't recognize it.. I turned the camera so the lens was pointing down and smacked the bottom of the camera against my inner thigh. and then completely dry it? I just scare to open it by myselt. similar to the "tapping" method. 20 0 8 12 :5 7 A M Camera Repair said.. so... 20 0 8 5: 28 P M Anonymous said. J A N UA R Y 2 3. http://camerarepair. The lens does not retract.).. In between each cleaning. etc. battery door. Tried all the way but not work. try tapping or shaking the camera to dislodge more sand.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital. and also in any openings of the camera (memory card slot.. I also can't turn it off before it powers off.. oh yea.. you shouldn't open the camera to clean the sand if you don't feel confident in doing so.. The logo is showing up dark as much of the battery power is likely going to the lens motor trying to overcome the sand.

blogspot... I don't know.. I FORCED THE LENS IN. After trying the other suggestions on my Canon Powershot A570 IS I tried #7 by grabbing the lens during power on and not allowing it to retract. i fix it by patiently pulling on the lens. do not try forcing the lens. BECAUSE I DIDN'T HAVE A WARRANTY. AND IT WAS! I VOTED. 2 0 0 8 3:1 8 A M Sara said. Sonny DSC-W55: lens gets stuck occasionally on start-up. The Lens error message occurred. J A N UA R Y 2 7.. 20 0 8 11: 56 A M Anonymous said.Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair J A N UA R Y 2 5. WHEWW!!! OMG THAT WAS SO CLOSE. Just a quick note to say that with the help of the Dyson (other vacuums are available) I managed to get our Casio Exilim Z1000 working again.. BECAUSE ONCE I GOT THE LENS ERROR ON THE LCD SCREEN. BUT I DID THIS BEFORE THE PAGE LOADED. http://camerarepair. and merely twitched when powered on. AND MY MOM DIDN'T KNOW THAT I BOUGHT THE CAM YET... I AUTOMATICALLY SEARCHED UP ON GOOGLE. when it wants to extend but it cant do so.. displaying 'Lens error' on the screen. FEB RUA RY 4. AND I HEARD A CLICK. 20 0 8 8 : 10 A M Josh said.. 20 0 8 2: 2 8 P M Ashley said. 13 . The lens had been fully retracted. although the next power on the lens extended further and all is now working... J A N UA R Y 2 8 . Thanks heaps. it works again. Put the nozzle on the Dyson and worked it over the lens assembly for a few seconds and hey presto. on start-up. Hi. 2 00 8 1: 15 PM bruce said. you'll come short. For how long. THEN I TURNED IT ON AND IT WORKED! THEN I CHECKED ON HERE TO SEE IF MY STRATEGY WAS ON HERE. AND WHILE THIS PAGE WAS LOADING....com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital. THANKS FOR THE SITE ANYWAY! J A N UA R Y 2 5.

Hello camera repair. but nothing has worked. but after reading all of these problems I am reluctant. Sorry to hear that the easy fixes didn't work. I was interested in buying an canon sd1000 or something like it. then the camera probably needs replacement of the entire lens assembly. ive tried all of your tips but nothing has worked. when i turn it on the lens comes out and it makes a kind of buzzing/clinking noise. Way to go! Thank you so much!! FEB RUA RY 6. FEB RUA RY 10 . Very cool! I have a Canon Powershot A560. But really.. restart camera". and sometimes i can't do it unless i'm sitting on a desk with a flat surface.blogspot.Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair patience is needed. From Patrick. and it reported "Lens error. whose lens wouldn't even BEGIN to open. so don't feel too bad. The SD1000 is a nice camera at a nice price. Lens error's are a potential problems for all digital cameras with a telescopic lens. 14 . or it's bigger brother at about the same price. 20 0 8 11: 35 P M Ronit said.. If the easy fixes didn't work.. I went down the list of fixes .com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital. teenynz. Thank You. Doesn't matter what maker. they only work for something less than half the people based on the voting..and #6 worked!! (Banging it around a bit). FEB RUA RY 6... i have a casio ex-z75 that just stopped working. Wish that I could give you some easy tips for fixing the error by opening the camera. the A570 IS. 2 00 8 11 :2 3 A M Camera Repair said. Can you please suggest which camera would be a good choice. I'd say go for it. 2 0 0 8 2 : 47 A M Camera Repair said.. but I'm afraid there is none... FEB RUA RY 5. the camera turns off but the lens is still out and then says lens error. hi there.. Also take a look at http://camerarepair. which is no trivial task. 20 0 8 9: 58 A M teenynz said. 2 00 8 7: 39 P M patrick said. i think that i will have to open it up. i then have tried holding the lens turning it etc... any other suggestions or steps in what to do when i open it up? FEB RUA RY 5.

Hi. the following blog was started with the intention of advising people NOT to bang on their camera.. Keep in mind that you may damage the camera further.0" appears... you might want to consider retrying the last too fixes (tapping the camera. the next option would be replacement of the lens mechanism. as they also make some nice cameras. For the unlucky half. I will keep on trying with these methods.... I keep using my powerful central vacuum hose to vacuum any dirt or debris from the lenses and actually pull the camera lenses out slowly by suction http://camerarepair.Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair Sony. 2 0 0 8 1 0 :5 9 A M Anonymous said.blogspot. 20 0 8 5: 40 P M Anonymous said. I would appreciate your help. Ok. and the surprize of the blog's author: Blog advising against banging cameras FEB RUA RY 18 . As mentioned. and please don't blame me if you do. But many people have reported success with these two methods by using what they considered excessive force. 15 .. I have a Pentaz Optio E40 and the lens is every time stayed out. Matias. Of course. and you have no other option.. people did the opposite. I write you from Argentina. Matias FEB RUA RY 18 .0. 20 0 8 4: 4 9 PM Camera Repair said. If it's too costly to repair. I own a 5 month old Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2.. and forcing the lens).com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital. I couldn't believe it I fixed my camera. this usually costs more than the average camera is worth. Sometimes when I turn on the camera the legend "Lens error: 120.. these fixes only seem to work for less than half of lens errors. thanks! Matias FEB RUA RY 18 . and thank you very much for your quick response. 20 0 8 5: 14 PM Anonymous said. For example. FEB RUA RY 10 . It is stuck in that position. I have tried everything you explain in the site but nothing happens. I will not blame you!! Then I told you the results. and you can guess their comments. Only this time using a little more force than before. My wife did drop the camera accidentally and got the lenses stuck. Unfortunately.1.

.. I figured I would post my experience in hopes of helping out the cause. I did not get http://camerarepair. 2 00 8 4 : 56 PM John said.. I got an improvement (I think): the lens actually made a fast rat-a-tat sound like it was trying to spin and engage. said.. I tried all your fixes.. I have a Coolpix 4800. but it was the memory card the whole time. It wouldn't make any noises or anything when I turned it on. This was without zooming in at all.Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair air. I'll likely just give up on it.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital.. 2 00 8 2 :5 7 A M Camera Repair said. CR FEB RUA RY 25. So I finally gave up... Thanks again. 16 .blogspot. :) FEB RUA RY 26 . I have a Canon SD1000.. 20 0 8 1: 53 P M dguzman said. I just got the lens error. but upon putting the thing back together and trying the lens. recommend contacting Canon and requesting warranty repair of the focus problem. that recently had a little bit of a different problem than most posts here.... including opening the thing up (following your other Coolpix instructions and just guessing at what to do) but I couldn't actually get to the lens pins/guides assembly without more detailed model instructions.I have a powershot SD1000 and have had it since christmas went on a trip to the beach and it was working fine than all of a sudden the focus started coming in blurry.. this blog entry was so helpful! I had already tried using new batteries. Any suggestions?? FEB RUA RY 25. Otherwise. I have a big problem hope you can help. FEB RUA RY 27. danp. 20 0 8 5: 46 P M DanP. I put the screw back and the camera works like a charm. At some times it says "lens error restart camera too" but the lens is still extended... I jammed the lens in an adapter during digiscoping. FEB RUA RY 20 . I loosen the screw at the bottom of the lense and let the vacuum do more cleaning for about 10 minutes.. Thank you. I'm re-charging the battery (it had sitting a while) and who knows? Maybe it will work. Thank you for the info. As the camera is relatively new. 2 00 8 5: 56 P M Anonymous said.

com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital.. Anyhow.. http://camerarepair. I have a casio exz75. 2 00 8 5: 51 P M Anonymous said.... now it wont go back in.. Its amazing! Thank you for the tips anyways! :) MA RC H 7. i actually tried twisting it back in but i was afraid to break it any other suggestions plzzzzzz MA RC H 5. I was not able to zoom out. I was sitting on the floor and it slipped from my hand while the lens was out. i read the comments with the same exz75 owners but nothing helped.. None of which worked.. I suspect the grit has ended up in the cogwheels below the barrels. 6 thou seems a good size that will just fit between the sliding barrels but is still strong enough to shift obstructions. 2 00 8 8 : 51 A M Camera Repair said. Anyone else out there have any success by applying a tiny bit of oil around the lens barrel? MA RC H 7. I am pretty sure there is some grit in there because on the odd occasion when I can get the lens fully extended I can see scratch marks down the outside of one of the barrels. but only until zooming in again. Use very little of this. We tried them all and ended up taking a few screws out and then oiling around the lens with sewing machine or hair clipper oil. to fix this I removed the battery and held the power button in for about a minute. it didn't help.. I tried taking the whole thing apart to clean it but can't work out how to get the front cover off.blogspot.... MA RC H 9 . Again. and one side is in more then the other due to the angle of the fall. no banging required :) MA RC H 3.. Thank you for the great tips. Now that's a first. 2 00 8 10 : 13 A M jonno said. I hope this helps. 2 00 8 5: 13 P M Anonymous said. this didn't work for me. Powering the camera off and back on would reset the zoom. I have also tried gently probing with a feeler gauge. After replacing the battery and powering the camera back on it seems to work fine. Yes I tried some light machine oil on my Coolpix L6.. 17 ..Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair an error but after zooming to any extent. 20 0 8 3: 46 P M Camera Repair said.

Note that I was never able to fix my L10 camera illustrated here. when I went to turn my camera on. Most broken ones on ebay seem to also have lens errors. I dropped it today and the lens is stuck fully out.. Banging my camera (gently or otherwise) did not seem to help. 2 00 8 10 : 0 9 A M Scairns said. it moves slightly and i can hear a noise but then it just switches off.0 to 122. I have the Kodak M753 and had actually tried step 7 in despiration but to no avail before I found your blog..com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital. Hi i have a olympus stylus 750. Should i still try the methods. Do you know how much they charge to fix it cause they wont tell me without me paying £20 just to look at it..0 (lens would not retract any more!) Your recommendation gave me the confidense and the determination (since i really had nothing to lose . 20 0 8 9 :0 4 A M http://camerarepair. .0.. This blog is awesome... However. I`m not getting any messages come up. I went from error 114. Take a look at this.. some gentle prodding reseated the lens and made me look like a hero! MA RC H 9 .0. I shook or "tremored" my hand while the lens extended and it seemed to work.1. 20 0 8 5: 53 P M Lynn said. I can still view the pics on camera but as soon as i change it to take a picture. Thanks so much for your tips..Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair jonno. I really like the camera and havent had it long. 20 0 8 4: 4 0 PM Chris and Jess said. repair would likely have cost more than the camera and the non-refundable shipping and handling charges from kodak were half the price! Thanks for the help.0 to 115. I attemptedsome of the other methods but nothing reliable happened. Many thanks Charlotte MA RC H 2 1. MA RC H 9 . 2 0 08 9 : 38 PM charlotte said. and got the dreaded Lens Error.. . thus could not find a replacement part.. Since I lost my wife's last camera. MA RC H 2 0. The procedures should be similar for your L6. Its repeated several times and I'll see if the behavior continues this wkend.0.blogspot.1. 18 . I dropped my Nikon Coolpix P2 while it was on. facing downwards..1. Got the pictures I needed! MA RC H 16 . this was very bad news.

.thank you so much for the poost! i was freaking out when i got this problem on my canon digital ixus i7 and to think all i need to do was fix #4 to solve it all! you're my saviour! MA RC H 2 1. If you get the lens working properly.... is hopeful.. MA RC H 2 1. 20 0 8 10 : 02 A M Camera Repair said. 20 0 8 9 :2 2 A M http://camerarepair. Sometimes a lens can be damaged in a fall beyond repair. Lens errors. Any help would be appreciated. The lens will not retract into the camera. When I turn it on the lens come out the lens error message shows and the camera shuts off. Look for any uneveness..blogspot.. although blurry. But I wouldn't just give up on your camera yet. I dropped it today and when I turn it on I get the lens error message... the cost of fixing usually exceeds the value of the camera.. The fact that your getting a picture. And yes.. But note that the fixes listed here will not work for everyone. oh my goodness. 20 0 8 9 :0 9 PM Anonymous said. I i tried the pushing it in and its gone all funny. Listen for that "click" and stop immediately if you hear it. My wife is pretty upset at me for dropping her camera. CR MA RC H 2 1. 20 0 8 10 : 02 A M michaelhill1974 said.com or at yahoo answer in the camra section its paki angel bluezzzzzzz MA RC H 2 2. especially from falls are very common..com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital. charlotte. 20 0 8 9 :4 5 A M kalysta said. Recommend closely looking at the lens barrel when it's extended. I can get a picture up now but its blurry and the lens isnt coming out properly any ideas please Charlotte MA RC H 2 1..Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair charlotte said. Hey my camera fell cause my brother threw it on now my dad is really mad because i had save my money for 3 years now i don't know what to do my lense is one side is in the other is out i tried all the tricks but it doesn't work please help and reply back at riakareena@yahoo. I have a GE A730. come back and we'll discuss focusing if that's still a problem. I tried some of the things here but it is not working.. 19 . and then gently try to straighten it by pulling pushing twisting as needed.

I finally got the lens assembly out of my Coolpix L6 But it wasn't easy. But I noticed there was a small gap and the lens was actually crooked when I sat it down.. 20 0 8 9 :2 6 A M Sean said.. I noticed that the telescoping lens tried to adjust itself but got crooked. While the power was still on and the lens was out. I have a Sony Cyber Shot and was about 10 seconds away from buying a new camera till I saw your site. THANK YOU VERY MUCH! MA RC H 2 5.. I have a Canon Powershot A540 with a lens error. Went back in like a charm! Thanks for all the help and good luck to all. When I hit the power button. 20 0 8 12 :2 2 P M jonno said. im like the post before this one my brother threw mine my camera is a fe-230 i tried alot i wish if you can help try any time to not reply to this because i don't know the site name sooo its riakareena@yahoo. but from what I could see everything was OK. I gently pushed it to the side and it worked like a charm!!! Thank you soooooooooo much!!!!!! MA RC H 2 3. no missing gear teeth etc. MA RC H 2 2...com kareenakapoor_05@hotmail.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital. My lens was frozen and I couldn't close it.Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair Anonymous said. 20 0 8 8 : 14 PM Anonymous said.i can't believe that worked. In any case the lens assembly was wrapped around by ribbon cables and could not be opened very far. I was getting ready to ship it off to some repair center when i found this site. 20 0 8 11: 0 7 A M Anonymous said. After gently but firmly tapping the A/V out corner of the camera 4 or 5 times it works like a charm again....com but i dont use Aim... I can give more details if anyone needs them but you do need to be able to unsolder a couple of wires and the battery terminals.. the inside is very different from that shows by the excellent L10 instructions provided by Camera Repair.. I have a Canon Powershot SD400 and the lens jammed one day.. MA RC H 2 2....com preciouspakii@aol... Wow ....blogspot. 20 . so I applied a bit of machine oil to the moving parts (keeping well away from http://camerarepair. I simply (and gently) pushed down on the higher side... Well...

the cylinder with the smaller diameter wouldn't completely retract and the picture was blurry. i pulled the inner cylinder counter clockwise and felt a snap.blogspot. I did not want to try tips #6-7 because i might completely wreck my camera and not be able to take any picture for the remainder of my vacation.disposable junk. it broke at the end of a linkin park concert. Thanks a lot! A PR IL 1... we've had it looked at but the camera ppl said it will cost more to fix it than it would be to buy a new camera. I dropped my canon powershot SD800IS in the middle of my european vacation... Hi i have a canon digital ixus60 or whatever its called. 20 0 8 1: 0 1 PM Anonymous said.. gentle taps while the lens is trying to open seems to help it and I can now take pictures again.COWABUNGA !!! http://camerarepair. 2 0 0 8 6 : 57 P M Jenna said.Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair the actual lenses) and reassembled it.. Just got home yesterday and i tried tip #7 today. i've tried all the suggestions but none of them are working :( it says lens error.. it's moving parts and poor contacts that are at fault -.. and maybe pigs will fly? MA RC H 30 . totally kool dude !!! Like i've been working on sophisticated electro-mechanical systems for over half a century [AEROSPACE]. Like everything else manufactured this day and age. 20 0 8 6: 56 A M Anonymous said. restart camera. 2 0 0 8 8 : 50 P M Anonymous said. At least now i don't have to buy a new camera.. Camera fixed! I regret not doing this while on vacation because taking pictures was a real pain when the camera was busted... MA RC H 31 .. but im so happy i got fantastic pics off the memory card :) guess i better get a new camera now lol MA RC H 31 .com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital. And while it should be obvious that anything can potentially fail [in infinite variation] typically. digital cameras are no different. maybe it will improve further with use.its all over-priced.. It's certainly better but there is still something sticking. OK.. :>) lol.. 21 . I read your site but tips #1-5 didn't work. While powering up. the lens stays inside the camera and doesnt come out..And your site nailed it -.. There was one position on the zoom dial that will take a clear picture but it took a while to find it.

20 0 8 5: 31 P M Anonymous said.THANX SO MUCH A PR IL 3.... this helped so much :D yayy! A PR IL 3.thanks again!!!!! A PR IL 6.. Thanks for the website!!! My camera was filled with sand. 22 . I was shooting! I couldn't wait to send off this POSITIVELY first comment ever. as if by magic. 20 0 8 8 :0 2 P M Allan said. Thank you for your advice! This site truly gave me the inspiration to "slap" my camera out of its funk.Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair A PR IL 1... OMG THANK YOU YOUR BLOG ON LENSES FIXED MY KODAK C513 I WAS SKEPTICAL AT FIRST I WAS EVEN SURPRISED WHEN I FIXED IT THE ONE THAT HELPED OUT WAS TWISTING THE LENS WHILE PUSHING THE POWER..... mil gracias!~sigh ..com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital.. I have had my Coolpix P2 camera for 2 years. Holy shit! thanks so much! i did everything.. After reading this website i tried the twist method and found it worked!!!! touch wood...somehow. 2 00 8 3: 0 3 A M Tanairi Morales said. Hi... and low and behold. 20 0 8 3:4 0 P M Anonymous said.. ty.. and it has never given me problems. my wife suggested I google for a quick fix. until I got the dreaded "Lens http://camerarepair. I can't thank you enough for your blog. I was so depressed (since we don't have the money to upgrade) but a quick scan of your fixes led me to quickly try Fix #4: Place the camera flat on its back.. i plugged it into my computer and its working now..blogspot.. thank you sooooo much.. Hi. and the lens had got stuck and wouldn't retract. As I was about to throw my FinePix A205 in the garbage for a "lens error"... 2 0 0 8 1 :1 0 P M Michele said... 20 0 8 10 :2 9 PM Anonymous said. you rock! A PR IL 10 .) A PR IL 5....

20 0 8 1: 28 P M Anonymous said. tried everything. etc. etc etc . miraculously everything fell back into place. the motor is loud though.. I mean. I tried removing the battery. Eventually i slowly applied pressure on the focas len. i then polished and oiled the zoom lens cases.blogspot. and the camera started working. and it make a click.. and the camera started working. and it make a click. and.. I tried the next steps. the motor is loud though. 23 .. FinePix A500: had this solution. by the 7th (10th?) time. After about 5 or 6 times of hitting it in every spot and from every direction. I tried shaking and hitting and pushing. Much better than paying someone to "fix" it. or a �100 repair bill? i'd rather doing it my way. Still nothing. and ran some more compressed air though. The barrel would not go in. and the zoom mechinism.. I mean. the lens opened halfway.. when it was switching off. hope this helps A PR IL 18 . =) A PR IL 11. some sand came out. finally. a loud zoom motor. hope this helps http://camerarepair. I have my camera back again! Thanks to this site. well. for seemingly no reason (did not drop it. tried everything. putting it in review mode. FinePix A500: had this solution. spill anything on it. one would think there was no hope .. and ran some more compressed air though.. I tried hitting it from the top right side..com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital. 2 00 8 3: 4 7 PM Anonymous said. when it was switching off. Sometimes even machines need a little shake. a loud zoom motor.Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair error".. turning it on upside down. or a £100 repair bill? i'd rather doing it my way. blowing on it. some sand came out. that did not work. Eventually i slowly applied pressure on the focas len. and the zoom mechinism...). i then polished and oiled the zoom lens cases.

... no change. I found your website and removing the batteries and memory card worked for me. Thanks a lot!!! I tried most of the tips but the one that worked was pulling on the lens barrel while starting up the camera. 20 0 8 1: 29 P M Tania said. First. I used my fingernail on the little plastic protector to pull the lens out. 24 . okay so i have a Casio exilim 10..1 mega pixel and i dont know what happened to it. 2 0 0 8 1 1: 51 A M Anonymous said. I just hope I didn't damage the lens in all the fiddling I was doing with it prior. so can you help me? A PR IL 24 . When I turned it on after that I still saw the "lens error". 20 0 8 8 :0 9 PM http://camerarepair. tried different settings . Any advice? A PR IL 24 .blogspot. I had actually bought a new cheap camera to get me by untill I could afford another and thought as a last ditch effort I would do a search on Google for Error's involving my "Sony Cyber-shot dsc-w1". Wish I found your website earlier.. Turned it on and then off again and the lens cover finally closed.. Thank you so much for your help! I fixed my camera! I have a Nikon Coolpix S7c.. It was a camera about to go in the bin and is now resurected.. 2 00 8 12 : 39 PM i hate cameras :) said. You're amazing and I'm so grateful. I took out the battery and the memory card. it is working again.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital. but pictures has clear horizontal lines. 2 0 08 4 : 37 A M Rachel said. Thanks a lot. so I applied "gentle" pressure to the lens while it was open... 20 0 8 3: 46 P M allawi said. the lens wont budge and i dont have a budget to fix this PROBLEM. A++++ A PR IL 21 ... it dropped on the ground on top of the lens and the camera completely shut off and the lens is now halfway extended outward and it doesnt let the camera go on/off.Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair A PR IL 18 . Thanks. When I turned it on again I aimed toward the ceiling and snapped a picture really fast and it was fixed! I am so excited! Thanks again! A PR IL 23. My camera came back to life! A PR IL 19 .

25 . So after changing the batteries. Canon PowerShot A530 . Konica. Minolta or Fuji. Now it works properly. Hope you get lucky. Zooming in worked. click on the following to see if your camera is listed: If Canon click here If Sony. and finally it clicked and retracted in. to no avail. recommend the last listed fix (trying to force it back into alignment). removing the memory card. it worked and continues to work! At least. i worryingly pushed the lens back into the camera.. I Hate Camera's. If your camera is a Canon. lens up.. Miraculous results. but zooming out didn't and caused a lens error... and finally forcing the lens (repeatedly) with minimal success. When you looked at it the lens "hole" was sideways and it would not retract completely inside the camera. your symptoms sound like a CCD problem.Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair Camera Repair said. My co-worker and I spent about 30 minutes this morning trying all 7 of the fixes on your list. Konica. 2 0 08 4 : 02 A M Anonymous said.blogspot. or Minolta click here If Fuji click here A PR IL 24 . Allawi. i have been able to leverage the lens out about 3mm but i can't pull it out any further. about 6 inches above the floor. We knew that there wasn't much we could do to hurt the camera.. 2 0 08 7 :5 6 A M sunworshipper said.. until the next time the boss drops it! A PR IL 25 . LOL. but keep in mind that only about half the people are able to fix their cameras with these procedures. I have a Canon Ixus 860 IS.. :) http://camerarepair.. my co-worker decided to hold the camera flat. i have had the problem where the lens was half stuck out and i had the 3 beeps.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital. tapping the usb cover. since the lens is obviously out of alignment. and dropped it.. Sony. 20 0 8 8 :4 0 PM Debbie said. do i need to take this back to the shop? A PR IL 27. since if our attempts failed.One of the supervisor's dropped the office A530 yesterday.. the camera was toast anyway. I tried forcing the lens by twisting it to the correct position while powering of. It had this lens error and I noticed the whole lens was crooked.

I've tried all of the methods.Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair A PR IL 29 . just bought it three days ago.. 20 0 8 7: 4 8 P M Zahra said.. The following photo illustrates unseated guide pins that would cause a lens error.. it now angles downwards and wouldnt retract.T.. While testing the macro i accidentally stepped on uneven ground and hit the lens towards the wall.. 20 0 8 6 :4 8 P M ian said. I banged it on my desk several times and. Then it tries to extend again and gets stuck.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital. The one that seems to work is forcing the lens until it clicks. and then pushing on the lens barrel side that has the largest gap. im desperate for help! im afraid warranty wont cover this one... While doing these.. immediately stop and try the camera.. If you hear this click. i dropped my camera recently and have a stuck lens. 20 0 8 4 :2 6 A M S. MA Y 3. the pin becomes loose again. Do I need to open the camera up at this point? clearly... Then turning the camera on. You're a lifesaver! I have a Canon PowerShot A630 and I was getting the "lens error. mine is a Samsung S630.. its a guide pin problem but not sure if i've broken something in the guide pin assembly that keeps it from staying http://camerarepair. It extends fully. after reading your suggestions. I have a A530 Powershot. Hey.. there's a partial shutter closure. listen for a click that indicates that the lens barrel guide pins have reseated in their guide slots. 20 0 8 10 : 03 P M Anonymous said..it works! Thank you!!! :) MA Y 5.lo and behold. Then retracts...blogspot. It seems I hear the pin click into place when I force it but as soon as the assembly starts moving. said. 26 . A PR IL 29 . plus the camera freezes with the samsung logo when turned on.Thanks a lot for your help the posting with the solution for the 'lens error' solution doing the following worked to a treat and saved me a lot of money!!! Another variation includes looking for uneven gaps around the lens barrel. restart camera" message" so.

Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair in place. The camera looks perfectly fine except for the lens cover. 27 . which I'm guessing is the problem. but i don't really understand what to do. MA Y 8 . Any ideas?? MA Y 10 . 20 0 8 7: 42 PM Anonymous said. Using a blow-dryer didn't work and neither did changing the batteries..com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital..blogspot. HELP!! :-) Thanks. "Lens Error 150.047" flashes on the screen and then the camera turns off..0. Totally appreciate your post. I tried gently pushing the lens back in to no avail. but I don't know how to fix it. No damage that i can see so far. Thanks. But there's no way I'm sending it somewhere to get fixed and I don't want to have to buy a new one. and then the lens error comes up and it quickly turns off. I've been trying to find help online. Thank you so much for your wonderful blog. I've seen a lot of people suggesting "pushing. 2 0 0 8 6: 4 5 P M loca lynn said. So I can't get a good grip on the lens barrel to try to pull it out.. It would always shut back off. Now everytime I try to turn it on.. I'd greatly appreciate it. Like I said.. but the lens only extends a tiny bit. I love my digital camera and I have to use it. pulling. I also tried turning the camera on and holding down the shutter button but that did nothing. I was holding my Exlim Casio z70 at chest height and it slipped out of my fingers onto the kitchen floor. Now the camera turns on. so if anyone can help me.. 2 0 08 8 : 10 P M Anonymous said. The camera turned off with the lens still out and every time you turned it on it would just beep and you would be able to hear the cervo's trying to start up. Then I used the spine of the camera manual and to my surprise the lens actually retracted. and banging" but I don't know exactly how to go about it and I don't want to COMPLETELY break my camera when it still seems to be half-working. Help! I was taking picture of pictures i had to draw for a class.. but it will not take pics. and makes a dumb repeating da dadadada sound every time i press a button. The bottom part of it doesn't go all the way down when I turn the camera on. I bought my girlfriend a Casio Ex-Z1050 and unfortunately one of her young nieces turned it on when the battery was low. http://camerarepair. I have a Kodak EasyShare C613 and I recently dropped it in the grass. MA Y 6 . it turns on... the lense goes out and in.

and i can't think of anything that could be wrong with it. 28 . I called Canon and they stated that I should mail the camera to them. they would access whether it was covered by warranty once it was in their possession. 20 0 8 12 :4 8 P M Camera Repair said... MA Y 14 . It must have gotten damaged when I dropped my camera.. I worked my way through the list and Fix #6 saved the day. the camera will not take a picture. I've never dropped the camera. the battery is fully charged. I was sitting down on the floor so I didn't hit it hard. Check it out by clicking here... But hey. Thank you so much for the helpful tips! For some reason though. When i turn it on everything is fine. My three-month old Canon Powershot SX100IS had this error. so I tried banging my camera on the carpet.. and OMG. Nevermind. fixed my Kodak Easyshare C613. Then I found this posting. Just put up a new post today for that type of problem. and quote me a repair price at that time. 20 0 8 1: 35 P M Anonymous said. 2 00 8 11 :2 9 A M Anonymous said. Guess I'll have to get a new one. Thanks. 20 0 8 6: 2 0 P M Anonymous said. ... Is there any way you can help? thank you so much. anonymous. i can zoom. Talk about coincidences.. Looked very bad for me. but that did it. MA Y 18 ...com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital. But when i press the shutter button. it worked. look at my pictures and everything.Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair ~Freddy MA Y 12 . my Exilim Z75 is doing something very strange.. http://camerarepair.blogspot. I tried the blow-dryer again today and that didn't work. 2 0 0 8 4 : 17 P M Anonymous said. Now my only problem is my memory card. Megan MA Y 18 .Jason MA Y 17. that's better than buying a whole new camera.

. 29 . MA Y 21 . 20 0 8 10 :4 0 PM Tom said. Hi I tried all your tips and eventually had no option but to force the lens. the lens will not close and I will have to force it in again. The post have been really useful. http://camerarepair. Thanks in advance! MA Y 22 . but that did not work. and wa la no more camera lens error. Every few times. and usually it shuts off within the first 15 seconds of turning it on. Thanks for a great post. and what i see through the camera is very blurry. It won't allow me to take a picture. My daughter dropped her Casio Ex-Z1050 while taking a picture and the lens would not extend fully and would retract again right away. I forced the lens in. I got it for Christmas.. The camera is working perfectly again.. and now when I turn the camera on it makes a buzzing and clickin sound..Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair Hi I have Cannon Powershot. While taking picture it slipped from my hand and hit on the floor and I started getting Camera lens error. There seemed absolutely nothing wrong with it to look at it. MA Y 21 . After that my camera was able to turn on. then hit the mat all around with handle of large enough screwdriver. Thanks for the post! I have a Casio Exilim EX-z77 and I brought it with me to the beach this weekend. Your help is greatly appreciated.. 2 0 0 8 1 2: 54 A M kathy said. But. I repeated this step thrice listening to click sounds and now the lens is almost in place and I am able to take a picture. I tried pulling the lens to keep if from going back in. 2 0 0 8 8 : 57 A M Alia said. I tried to push the lens towards the widest gap and heard a click. I got so fed up that I tried something else I lay the camera facing up with lens pointing towards sky and placed a small cork beer mat over the lens.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital. I suspect I got some sand in the lens because the lens wouldn't close and just say 'lens error' and 'retry power on'. So.. Is there anything you suggest I do or am i due for a new camera? It is relatively new. but not fully... I pushed the lens down evenly with my thumbs.blogspot.

. the top cover thingy.. 2 00 8 1: 0 6 PM Camera Repair said.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital.this is a ''do or die'' type of action.. Definite last resort but worked for me. alright im not gonna lie. I stress .Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair Did it around the mat a few times and listened for the famous ''click''.. and would otherwise be considered for disposal if unfixed. I tried No 7.. and then pushing the lens back down into place. 2 0 0 8 1 0 :4 1 A M Anonymous said. All it took was an extremely gentle rotation of the lens. Again. I use a PowerShot SD600 at work http://camerarepair. 2 0 08 1 :2 8 A M Anonymous said. who's cost of repair would be excessive. I didn't think it would.. luckily..heather MA Y 27 . MA Y 25 . MA Y 28 . MA Y 25 . CR MA Y 28 . these fixes should only be considered for a camera that's out of warranty. There was an obvious click and slight realignment of the lens as it dropped back into place.. the lens withdrew and camera is fine now. i tried all of these but my camera still did not want to work. Thank you. 2 0 0 8 1 :5 3 PM Anonymous said. Dropped my Canon SD600 that I bought off eBay and the lens was stuck out and crooked. 2 00 8 5: 4 6 PM Anonymous said. my camera was like jamming when the lens tried to come out and saying lens error. 30 . Method #7 work for me. however i fixed it by taking it apart. I'm leaving the above post as-is just to amplify what's already been stated here several times. now it's fine. great job. so now its absolutely fucked.. toodles! . There is obviously some potential for further damaging your camera with some of these fixes. this is an awesome idea for a blog... so i tried forcing it out and ended up snapping the front of the lense off... It really was an extremly gentle rotation of the lens which didn't feel as though it could possibly have done any damage to the camera. i dont have time to sift through all of these comments to see if anyone else mentioned this but..blogspot. especially with Fixes # 6 and 7. Finally heard it and then turned on camera and amazingly.

hey i have a kodak easyshare m753.. 2 00 8 8 : 59 PM Summer said.blogspot. 20 0 8 8 : 10 A M Anonymous said. then I kept getting the lens error... MA Y 31. My lens would not retract.... my sister dropped it a couple inches on the lens while it was http://camerarepair. tried pushing lightly on lens.. was about to call manufacturing to have them fix it but id still have to pay shipping and possibly even fees if they dont include lens in their warranty. But after reading all this. so thank you!! MA Y 29 . i had tried sticking the cord in to charge it and i tried hitting it and what not haha. We've been through 7 different cameras and a few times it was because the camera was dropped. wahoooooo!!! I never would have tried this!!! My sister dropped my brand new Casio Exilim ex-z80 on brick. 2 00 8 10 : 0 1 PM mai said..it took blurry pictures. it wouldnt retract the lens and was stuck like that.. This was very helpful. 2 00 8 9 : 45 A M veda said. We bought it from Best Buy and made sure to get the 4 year warranty plan. 31 . They fixed it or replaced it for free every time. and i had planned to spend like 80 dollars getting it repaired. hi i have a powershot a85 and it stopped working (ie) will not turn on. MA Y 28 ... and like a week ago.. I did two thing. It was working fine without indicating any problem.. i have a canon powershot sd1000. I have a Nixon Coolpix L6. with the lens open!!! Couldnt' get the lens to retract all the way and kept getting lens error and retry power on messages. 2 0 0 8 9: 56 A M Anonymous said. i was so afraid of telling me mom. THIS WORKED!!!!!!!!11 MA Y 30 . 1) Remove the battery and replace with new batteries 2) Hold the Shutter button while I pressed the power button.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital.Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair everyday too... thought "what the heck" and pushed harder. but yeahh! i just put in the cord again and this time it worked! the lens retracted. it clicked and went back in!!!! Works fine now!!!! Yeah! Thanks so much for this blog! MA Y 31.

which was an improvement. I think it's screwed! :( Thank you anyways for the helps! J UN E 1 0. Brilliant site! Thanks for putting this together. lens got stuck and wouldn't retract.... and jammed in between the gear teeth. I found bits of foreign material inside the lens assembly. 2 0 08 1 2: 52 PM Brett Green said. Maybe it's just me. I had a friend that let me try to fix her Canon PowerShot SD600 after it produced a lens error and wouldn't do anything. The lens is a little noisy when it zooms. J UN E 3. 32 .. My best bet is that there is dirt near the lens. Im just going to have to find out .. All the internal circuitry and mechanical parts were covered with bits of tobacco and food debris. don't keep loose smokes or food in the same http://camerarepair. but was still getting stuck while zooming. I'm glad I did.... After a thorough cleaning. I DID NOT drop the camera. 2 0 08 7: 1 0 P M Toni Kearney said. i turned the camera of and the lens did not go back in. but it otherwise works.. This got the lens to retract.. Turned off camera and performed slightly-more-than-gentle twisting of the lens. but it would still make horrible clanky noises and it can't focus. #7 worked for me. I tried all the steps. 20 0 8 5: 37 A M Tobeon said.. I am now going to open the camera lens.Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair still retracted. Panasonic FZ8. 2 00 8 12 : 11 P M Lihtan said. Word to the wise. Looks like someone needs to improve on this design so that it's less inclined to misalignment and/or more durable.. In any case. it seems to be working again.. Number 4 half worked for me. it would allow it to come on and take photos....blogspot. now everytine i start the camera it flashes lens error and turns of my camera. After trying 4-5 more times.but this post is really good! J UN E 5 . J UN E 6 . but is seems the rotation mechanism is more or less shared technology between all the manufacturers (looking at some of the disassembly directions for various cameras). the lens always twitches a little. After a bit of research I decide to strip the entire camera down and clean everything.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital. the camera was back to working condition again.

J UN E 1 1. 10 minutes very gentle force with a set of plumbing pliers (!) to straighten the crooked zoom and a reboot with new batteries got it running (if a little out of focus due to stiff zoom). as good as new! My wife will think I'm very clever. reset camera with my Canon A630. J UN E 1 1. 2 0 0 8 1 0 :5 8 A M http://camerarepair. A repair shop had estimated £50 just to open it up (no guarantee of fixing it) and it was all looking hopeless. and testing the telephoto button till it stopped saying lens error and hey presto . I tried to fix it using compressed air blown into the gaps between the lens barrels but that didn't seem to make any difference. So I manually rotated the lens gently whilst pushing it back to the correct angle. J UN E 1 8 . I gently twisted the smaller lens barrel clockwise (looking at the lens front on) just after switching on the camera and hey presto. lens stuck halfway and the outer segment was at a strange angle. but you're the real genius! Thank you so much.Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair bag as your camera. otherwise it's much more likely that the lens will accidentally end up out of true as the camera is passed around and handled with the lens extended. One thing I've learned that may be a useful tip to avoid the dreaded lens errors in future: when taking photos and showing them immediately after to other people.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital.. In desperation.sharp pictures. the lens motor whirred into life! I don't know how long it'll take for the problem to re-occur: I did notice that the gap between the zoom lens and the camera body isn't exactly consistent around the lens circumference so my fix may be temporary. Truly invaluable advice! My wife's new Nikon Coolpix L10 had a jammed zoom lens and 'lens error' message since she dropped it in sub zero temperatures the day after our wedding.. The lens popped back into place and has been working ever since with no problems to the focusing or picture quality. I recently encountered a Lens error. J UN E 1 1. Heard about this fix from somewhere on the net. make sure the lens is retracted before passing your camera around. Someone held my Fuji F30 by the lens whilst it was retracting. 20 0 8 6: 4 4 A M Matthew said. Then I read your posting... 20 0 8 4: 51 A M John O'Connell said. 33 ... 20 0 8 12 :1 4 P M Anonymous said. Result "zoom error" on screen..blogspot. Then a few gentle pushes on the 'gap' side of the lens....

34 . http://camerarepair. and you can use them again and again.blogspot. or worse yet "Super Heavy Duty" then that may be your problem. 2 0 0 8 8 : 35 P M Camera Repair said. even if brand new and straight out of the package.. then it shut off(all in about a second) The lense was still out. and now. making them very economical.. NiMH batteries have 3 to 4 times the power of alkaline batteries. PLEASE HELP I need the quickest response you can give! My camera was on. and the lense will not retract. as the symptoms that you mention are very common to what may be experienced from low power batteries. Its a Kodak easyshare C613.com THANKS SO MUCH J UN E 1 8 .. This would be the first thing that I'd recommend that you check. any of your ideas) IT WILL NOT TURN ON. First of all. Please help me. I DID drop my camera.. no matter WHAT i do (change the batteries.. Regular batteries just don't have the oomph needed to power digital camera's for more than a few pictures. Some brands or batches or batches of batteries may have problems just starting the camera. Consider using rechargeable NiMH batteries rated at 2500 mah or better (Walmart sells them for around $7 for a package of four)..com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital. then the battery went low. Well. what kind of batteries are you using? If you're using alkaline. I didnt drop it so i dont know what to do! Please help!! Send me an email Paixmaggie@gmail. In comparison..Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair Maggie said. CR J UN E 1 8 . i got it around christmas. its not old. 2 0 0 8 1 0 :4 8 P M Siena said. It just stays out.. Please. on the hard concrete outside.

.Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair lens-out. so I had to force it. People make fun of me for smacking the camera when I turn it on.... Now it opens and closes beautifully like before and I'm going to be a lot more careful. I have a Samsung Digimax S500. Just inconvenient. The lens got stuck about halfway and would then stop. but the silly broken camera still takes better pictures than any I've ever owned... but it works! The timer auto-focus still doesn't work and the zoom won't focus properly. For a while it wouldn't even turn on.. I had to press a lot harder than I was really comfortable with (forget being gentle!) but it finally all gave and snapped back into place with giant force.blogspot. the battery cover come open and the lens stayed out. but when I tried to turn it on I could see that one side was sticking up. 20 0 8 8 : 23 A M Bree said. I have a Casio Exilim and I love it dearly.. Solution #7. so I haven't felt the need to replace it yet. 35 . J UN E 1 9. lens-down. 2 0 08 1 0: 4 4 PM spatler said. It was evenly stuck while it was off. But I have since learned tricks.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital. "Forcing the lens. So last year when I had lens issues I was very upset. As frustrated as I am. nothing there but then I turned the inner or second part of the lens about 15 degrees to the right. 2 00 8 1: 12 PM Melanie said. J UN E 1 9." worked great! After looking closely at the barrel I noticed the interior barrel was cocked and not aligned perfectly straight. It's a Canon PowerShot SD450. closed the battery cover and it is working again!! Weird Huh? J UN E 2 0 . My A730 had the "Lens Error" so I tried the tapping technique and turned the camera on at the same time.. I have tried almost every one of these http://camerarepair. I gently grabbed it with my fingers and applied a very slight sideways force and the lens immediately lined up and began working fine. I left it out and then I listened for dirt in the lens by trying to turn each one. That's all it needed! J UN E 2 1.. 2 00 8 8 : 0 6 P M Anonymous said. Lens issues are not the end of the world. It is the greatest camera I have ever owned.

it would be much more convenient for me. the lens are still making the clicking noise when i turn it on or off as well as when zooming.. the lens just twists out a little bit.Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair methods posted. Thank you! J UN E 2 2... restart camera" I use the #7 method by forcing the lens and it worked. My email is uh0h1tsbree@gmail.. 36 . Please help! Ok.com So if you can.. Recommend every once in a while to give the fixes another try... Gah! I don't know what to do! I feel like the lens works fine. I have a Casio Exilim EX-Z75.blogspot. 6 & 7. I have a Canon SD750 and my camera's lens starts making clicking noises when i turn it on and off as well as when i zoom. 20 0 8 10 : 10 PM Amy said.. when i turn it on..com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital. Then when i push power again.. but its just stuck in this "loop" of not-working.. http://camerarepair... :( Please help me if you can. it does a little bit of the buzzing then the lens retracts and the screen just says the dreaded: "Lens Error" and it shuts off.. 2 00 8 8 : 36 PM Anonymous said. Ive tried like all of these.. when you power on the lens extends fully. However. The screen then says "Retry power on" then the camera shuts off. The lens then got stuck and i got the message that said "lens error. anonymous recommend #5. Am sorry to say that these fixes will not work for everyone.. then the screen blacks out and the buzzing stops and it just stays extended. please email me there. especially because I need this camera for my classes. but what do I look for? Help! J UN E 2 3.. which started giving me the lens error after I came back from a party at the beach. but not all the way... and my camera still won't work! I have a Sony Cybershot DSC-S700. the screen comes on for a bit then it starts buzzing-clicking for a bit.. i think I might have to open the case. Bree recommend #6 & 7... If you can email me. 20 0 8 11: 4 4 PM Camera Repair said.. Any idea on how to fix the click noise? Thanks J UN E 2 3. so Im pretty sure It got sand somewhere in the lens mechanism. I am afraid that my camera will stop working again.. Anonymous and Amy.. and when my camera's off. I think the smaller lens (front part of the lens) is stuck. the lens is halfway out. I'm really sad. and it won't budge when I try to force it around. Anyway. Bree.

..I dried it out and amazingly it worked after 48 hours in a dry place..com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital. CR J UN E 2 4 . then would recommend #7.BUT the lens gives a fuzzy imaage .... I have a Kodak M873 easyshare camera. 2 0 08 3 :0 4 PM Anonymous said. :( Help? :o J UN E 2 6 . thank you for this...bugger.:) J UN E 2 6 . fix #7 totally worked! i dropped my powershot while the lens are out then e18 flashed on the lcd. 2 0 08 1 0 :1 7 A M Twoyorkie said.. i have an exilim and i dropped it and the lense looked crooked so i forced the lense down and it went half way down and then got stuck i pushed the top part of the lense down and il looks like ife the middle part of the lense is stuck what do i do J UN E 2 5... but nothing seems to work. One day. 20 0 8 9 :5 8 PM Anonymous said. but still thanks for this post...can i get into the auto focus area to clean it ????? J UN E 2 6 .BUT THEN i dropped it in a boating lake . Do not recommend any of you opening the camera unless you have some familiarity with electrical circuitry (you can get zapped.blogspot.. I turned it on and it made a beeping noise and the lens zoomed in and out and then closed..many thanks.... http://camerarepair...... 2 0 08 3 :4 7 A M Anonymous said. I had a ccd problem with my dsct5 sony camera that was fixed FOC by Sony ..Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair and Amy recommend living with the click unless it fails again. My friend and I tried everything then when we came to "Hitting the camera on the usb cover on the table" we did multiple times while hitting the power button and to our suprise IT WORKED! I would reccomend this.. 37 .... I tried using your methods. 2 0 08 2 : 39 A M William said... Hey My Canon Camera said it had a lense error... very badly too believe it or not).i gave up on it and bought a new powershot..

. but it is back in action for now! Thank you! J UN E 2 8 . http://camerarepair. when he suddenly reached forward and shocked the lens with his nose.. 2 0 08 3 :3 5 PM Anonymous said.. 2 0 08 1 1: 31 P M Camera Repair said. Woopie. For your case. I have a Pentax Optio A30 and was taking a close up photo of my dog. 2 00 8 6 :3 4 A M Leah said. Thank You! Fix #4 worked =] I have a Nikon Coolpic S200. 20 0 8 8 :2 7 P M Erin said.Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair J UN E 2 6 ... both had lens errors. these fixes will not work for everyone.. my camera is a sony cybershot dsc-s45.. I had already tried my own variation of step #7 and was beginning to price out a new camera when I found this page. OMG! Thanks so much for this post. Lenses that are stuck while receded are particularly tough to fix.. 20 0 8 8 :3 0 A M Leslie Du said. J UN E 2 8 . would recommend retrying #6 every once and a while. CR J UN E 30 . As mentioned. Buttercuppy. I've broke 2 cameras already.. cause you really cant do #7 (can't get a grip on it).. The lens is all the way in and it won't come out... I tried step #6 and it worked! Not sure how long this Canon SX100 will keep shooting now. so im so happy its fixed!! J UN E 2 9 .com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital. I tried alomost evrything on my camera but it not work.blogspot. J UN E 2 9 .. I had a a75 that had a jammed lens and step 7 did the trick THANKS SO MUCH! Now i have another camera to play with again... 2 0 08 1 :4 5 P M Buttercuppy said. and step 4 helped meeee. If I broke this one too then that wouldnt be good =[ and i lost the warrenty for this camera..help me. 38 . I'm not sure if mine is a lens error or not.

What's very likely is the shock damaged the camera's processor microchip.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital. 20 0 8 6: 54 P M Anonymous said. but it did it slowly and in a jerky motion. 20 0 8 1: 20 PM kelly McMahon said. select reset.Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair The camera screen went blank.IT WORLED! YAY!!! J ULY 4 . Thanks soooo much! #7 worked. 2 0 0 8 9 : 0 7 PM Anonymous said. i own the powershotsx100 & earlier my friend found that the lense was stuck. The lens did eventually go all the way inside and the camera shut off. i was so close to turning it in for repair until i read this..MattM http://camerarepair. 2 0 0 8 6 : 38 P M Camera Repair said. I cannot thank you enough! I was in NYC on the ferry going to the Statue of Liberty when my camera slipped out of my hand and knocked the lens out of wack... when I try to turn the camera on.blogspot.. 20 0 8 11: 15 P M Anonymous said. but turns off. and the lens wont open. I eventually got the lens to retract into the camera but it never worked correctly. and other tips you listed on the site haven't worked. One thing to try is a factory reset (press the four-way controller until the reset menu appears.... am afraid your camera may have been damaged beyond repair by the shock.. the press the OK button). Leah. Now. Now I can bring my camera on my trip tomorrow! Thanks!! J ULY 4 . but a static shock is not likely to break a fuse. Changing batteries... I'm wondering if it was shocked. CR J ULY 2 .. charging it.. but #6 got it fixed. the normal Pentax startup screen displays for a second... I tried about 3 of these tips... J ULY 4 . If this doesn't work... 39 . then the lens started to go back inside. maybe it blew a fuse or something? Do these things even have fuses? Thanks! J ULY 2 .. =] this was really helpful. Yes they do have fuses that are very difficult to replace. holding the power & shutter button while the camera(Kodak m753)is flat on a table worked great for me on the 2nd try!thanks for the help. Finally #7 did the trick for me...

hi. If these fixes don't work.. 20 0 8 12 :4 6 PM Anonymous said.. and none of them seemed to work. 2 00 8 3: 55 PM Anonymous said. This caused the lens to partially retract and then become stuck. do you know of any way to fix it? J ULY 6 . CR J ULY 9 .all is well again. I still got the error though.. pushed it. Canon S1: I gently nudged the lens sideways.. and it's been broken for a few weeks.. 20 0 8 6: 17 A M http://camerarepair..Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair J ULY 5. i tried all of the suggestions on this page. and then hit the bottom of the camera against my palm.. When the camera dried out I started getting the "lens error.. Anonymous. Did you try fix #7 (manually straighten the lens assembly)? Actually replacing the lens assembly is a daunting task. and i took it to my friends house.. pulled it.. i have a Kodak MD863..." I tried applying pressure to the lens while powering up and it kind of freaked it out and retracted back in like a scared turtle. and it got dropped on its lense while it was open.. so I knocked it up a bit against the desk and-.blogspot. Does anyone know if this is fixable? Does anyone know where can I buy this piece? Thanks! J ULY 8 .. I have an Exilim EX-Z75 and I fell very hard to the ground ON THE LENS PIECE! well. i just got it not too long ago.. 20 0 8 11 :0 1 P M Camera Repair said. 2 00 8 9 : 31 P M Anonymous said. J ULY 6 . every time i turn it on. And now the lens is no longer stuck.what do you know-. J ULY 7. then it may be time to consider selling on ebay for parts. 20 0 8 4: 37 P M Anonymous said. 40 . the lense tries to come out and it doesnt work so it shuts down. Thanks for the information. I think that it is pretty much screwed by now since it is leaning in a 10-15 deg angle to one side.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital. and when we turned it off the lense went in. I had someone drop my camera in a pool and then promptly power it on to see if it was still working..

. 2 0 0 8 7:1 0 A M Anonymous said.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital. I turned the camera on to take a picture only to have the lens open to a point and lock..it goes to the Canon part and then i turns black and says Lens Error. I have a Canon Powershot SD600. so try it! J ULY 11 .. one those of PS2 that are quite soft and started hitting the lens by its side while I turned it on. All my heart felt thanks Thalia x J ULY 9 .Restart Camera and 3 beeps. I got a Canon SD890IS just one week ago and it took some unbelievable pictures.. I tried all the methods here and didn't work any. 2 0 0 8 2: 14 PM Anonymous said... Do you know anyother way to fix it? J ULY 11 .. 41 . J ULY 12 . But then I took a Videogame case. http://camerarepair. And it started to move again! It's a great solution without any risk for your cam.. Thank you so much!!! I was photographing the kids cooking at school when I got the E18 and the lens stuck out. Thanks a million and I mean this literally.. On the fifth day of our family's vacation.. 20 0 8 3: 20 PM ThaliaFox said. However..I bet I got flower in it so I tried the vac method and worked straight away. especially low-light no flash shots. and i tried all of your steps and none work. 20 0 8 4 :1 2 P M Anonymous said. Shall be more careful in future and thank you so much because I couldn't afford a new camera at the moment. Sorry just realised I wrote flower.. then after googling it became very worried that my camera was dead... I followed the instructions poster here and I was able to fix my friend's camera after it was accentially dropped. 20 0 8 3: 32 P M Dragafari said.I meant flour!!!!!!!!!!!! Not setting a good example am I?! J ULY 9 . after finding your site and reading your info . I had tried all the battery and memory card stuff at work .Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair ThaliaFox said. I have had a Canon S70 for nearly 4 years that has worked flawlessly and from the beginning I noticed that this new camera made an unusual sound when the lens extended or retracted..

Removing battery AND memory card did the trick.Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair evoking the error message and accompanying beeps. recommend skipping Canon. It has not moved a micrometer since and I believe I've tried every single remedy idea and then some. #7 worked for me. 2 0 0 8 1 2: 0 0 A M Camera Repair said. PowerShot SD750. Thanks for keeping the cash in my walet! J ULY 15 . I managed to push it back in but then it wouldn't extend out anymore and got the dreaded "Lens Error" message... a Canon SD1100. J ULY 15 . I'm certain that this is a manufacturing defect.. while holding it before it would get right back in the body of the http://camerarepair. I thought that at least it would know why it was not working then. I tried a few of your solutions and.. you guessed it.. yet defective camera. That was about 3 weeks ago. lens coming out halfway.. Have a Casio Exilim Z-1000 .. Contacted Casio and they said I'd have to pay $129 to have it repaired. Sometimes you just get a brand new. As such. that should arrive. tomorrow. After reading a few blogs.blogspot. I checked the net again to see if I could find a way to do something and stumbled upon your blog.... 2 0 0 8 6 : 2 8 A M "Clark" said. out of boredom at work. Today. by twisting the lens a few times to the right. The advantage that you have is that it's just a week old. 2 0 0 8 7 :0 6 A M Anonymous said. but how can I prove it? I'm afraid if I contact Canon it may compromise other possible solutions to the problem.. and just taking the camera back to the retailer for exchange or refund as defective.a little over a year old and condition is as new because I've hardly ever used it and take great care of all my electronic stuff. So I ordered a new camera last week. 42 .com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital.. CR J ULY 15 . I was so gutted by the "death" of the Exilim that I even threw it around on the ground in my flat a few times. Lens got stuck out one night without the camera having fallen or had any other shock ever.

I have downloaded the user manual for the Canon I'm expecting tomorrow and I'm not sure I want to send it back. as it looks like a nifty camera. I did that and removed the battery. J ULY 15 . I dont think it was dirt or anything but it fixed it.1 MP camera and for some reason the lens got stuck. Thanks for information. who knows how long the Casio Exilim will survive now. 2 0 0 8 4 : 11 P M MiRage said. It's now working again! So I felt I had to say: NICE ONE GUYS!! :) And also .. and it says please turn off and turn back on. 2 0 0 8 1 0 :1 2 P M LureBeauty said. It was less than half an inch in length. and also tried forcing the lens back in... and it just worked. I'd get $207 back by doing so.Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair camera. you guys rock .C...how many people must be ripped off when they actually use the "customer support/repair dept" of their camera's company!? It's a disgusting thought. I was about to try #6 but then I noticed after I had taken the ring of my PowerShot A540 that it seemed like a little rubber ring was peeking between the crack of the zoom cylinder and the non-moveable plastic ring below the removeable plastic ring. I turned the camera back on and that fixed it. Heyy thanks for this site. I have a Sony Cybershot 5. maybe? Whatever. J ULY 17 ..? D'oh! I don't know what to do anymore. problem now is .blogspot.. Thinking i was gonna trash the camera anywayz. Anyway. http://camerarepair. I turn it on and it wouldnt budge. 2 00 8 12 : 35 P M Anonymous said... I just banged the lens on my palm a few times . Still. I tried #1 through #5 with no luck. Thank you so much! Fix #4 worked for me! J ULY 19 . none of the above worked.. so I decided to gently push it back in with the rounded tip of a butter knife.. but as someone said. 43 .thanks for helping us with your awesome (and bookmarked) blog!! A.. Should I keep both cameras? I'm thinking I could use the Casio for outdoor/"risky" pictures and "save" the Casio as much as possible...com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital.

Turned on again and tested camera. 20 0 8 8 :1 7 PM http://camerarepair. I have Nikon Coolpix S1 with lens error... lense started moving again... 2 0 08 1 1: 07 P M dwgLEA said. Now the camera "sees" again but the lens motor is grinding. Most of the fixes are for cameras with zooming lenses unlike the S1 which doesn't come out of the body. 44 .com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital. 2 00 8 2 :4 1 P M cannonpowershot said. zoom OK... as before. wow. Nikon L6. hey i have a Cannon Powershot A560 and i was out side and i dropped it WHILE THE LENS WAS OPEN!!!!!! BUT I WENT INSIDE I FORCED THE LENS IN AND I THOUGHT I SOLVED IT. or rather not working. 20 0 8 2: 12 A M Anonymous said. 2 0 08 1 :0 4 PM Chuck said.. Was about to call Nikon for service.. Tried removing batteries.blogspot. lense retracted successfully and fully. However darklurker's fix of holding the ok button worked to clear the error.BUT NOPE THE CAMERA LOOKS PERFECT BUT WHEN I TURN IT ON IT KEEPS SAYING LENS ERROR AND I TRIED ALL 7 STEPS PLEASE TELL ME WHAT I NEED TO DO J ULY 2 3. Found your site. Any fixes for this? J ULY 2 0.. Brother God bless you.. Cool site. THANK YOU guys!! You save me a lot of heartache and money. but came upon this website. J ULY 2 0. if someone can help ? J ULY 2 1. I tried the the technique of turning it on while holding the shot button and then pushed it gentally.. focuses OK. then with camera facing up... while pressing/pulling lense.. I need kodak v803 disassembly manual. then the lense got stuck in the open position. gave it couple "love" taps on a soft surface. one day started having blurry pics. 2 00 8 4 :4 3 P M Boits said. Took it to bits revealing loads of stuff from building sites! Very pleased it all went back together working. Motor started grinding. Immediately turned camera off.Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair J ULY 19 . No more damage done. on "AV out" side first. pictures back to normal. turning on and off. I droped my Casio Z1080 and its lens got stuck. it worked J ULY 2 2.

I dropped my Canon A430 with the lens extended. He started pushing on the lens from the side.. I put the batteries in and started up the camera. Figuring I had nothing to lose. My problem with my Canon IXUS 60 is that it turns on. only to return to its original position and display the error message. Somehow. Nothing short of a miracle. but then it shuts itself off.. I know. 20 0 8 8 :3 1 A M Anonymous said. Hi! Thanks for sucha great article. and found that the lens looked relatively straight. it was in perfect working order. as you saved me a $130 repair. he managed to align it perfectly. I thank you. 2 0 08 4 : 16 A M Courtney said. it's a terrifying thought. Went thru all the Steps and none worked until #7.. Needless to say. the lens would budge ever so slightly. there was an audible crack. Please. J ULY 2 5..com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital.com/459726 password =w55 this will help you good luck J ULY 2 9 . 2 0 08 1 :4 8 P M Anonymous said. but if you looked at the camera from the top. do not attempt such a repair unless it is your absolute last resort. J ULY 2 9 . When the camera was powered up. I was told by many that my camera was kaput. I can take a pic.. but I have had no performance issues for a month. The power button wont work at all after this. you could see that it was skewed to one side....Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair Anonymous said. Miraculously. http://www. I have a Canon SD 500 and the Lens would not open. It wasn't rotated at all. I finally gave up. 45 . Have tried nearly everything! Any tips? http://camerarepair. it would not retract.MegaShare. We examined the camera... A minute later. The lens still wiggles a tiny bit. I let a friend of mine mess around with it. The lens barrel had become dislodged.blogspot.

Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair Thanks J ULY 30 ... #7 worked for me! My old Olympus c-5050 lens stuck in the middle of taking pictures one day. Now when I turn it on it tries to focus (there is a blurry image and a black circle surrounding it) then it tells me the lens cap is on. There was a bit of force involved because I had the wrist strap on and I was handing it to my sister and forgot to take the strap off and swung my arm down. Luckily these days there are many inexpensive generic batteries that should work just fine with your camera: Amazon NB-4L Batteries J ULY 30 . then I turned the camera on. 20 0 8 3: 27 P M Camera Repair said. 46 . I dont know what to do! Its clear that the lens is off track. They also offered me a "discount" to buy an Olympus SP570 for $499 if I traded this in. I will be in the states for another 3 weeks. 20 0 8 8 :3 7 PM haylers47 said..com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital. Hello! Im 14 years old and I recently dropped my Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2 40-50 inches off the ground onto wood. IXUS 60 Anonymous. it started clicking and what not AGAIN! But i cant find any Panasonic repair shops online that you can just take it to. Its only about 5 months old and I'm not sure if the warranty has expired. sent it to Olympus repair out in LI and they wanted $200-not worth the investment in a 5yr old camera.. HELP!!! Hayley http://camerarepair.. How old is your battery? They really aren't meant to last more than a year or two.. and I think thats not enough time to ship it away and have it fixed. and when i tried turning it on again just now. But regardless. 20 0 8 5: 4 1 PM Anonymous said. I tried aligning it again.. Thanks. and it made a loud clicking noise and vibrated! Now Im afraid to touch it.. but I'm really scared to do anything.this camera sells for $412 at b&h photo! I tried the 1st few steps b4 sending it to them and the last few thinking worth a shot and it works great!!! A UG US T 1. The symptoms you're describing sound like a bad battery.blogspot...

My sister's camera lens stuck out right in the middle of a 40week. A.Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair A UG US T 2. 2 00 8 6 : 13 P M Anonymous said. I bought it 3 months ago. my other son suggested using a rubber mallet to tap/bang on the stuck stage..much better than trying to take it apart! A UG US T 9. Wow! My son dropped his GE A735. leaving the 2nd stage of the lens stuck at an ugly angle. 2 0 0 8 9: 4 3 P M Anonymous said. A UG US T 3.. I found your site and used the "turn on and press shutter button" and it fixed it within seconds. 2 0 0 8 6: 13 P M Anonymous said. 47 . I dropped the camera from around 3'2" from the ground on the lens side. What else can I do? A UG US T 3. When I switch on the camera. Best. it says "Zoom error". What if the lens is stuck out? A UG US T 3..blogspot.... After trying to fix the camera without help for a whole day.. Thanks for the great help!!!!! A UG US T 3. After about 20 blows of gradually increasing vigor..... and the lens got cocked to one side.. but it's still stuck. the lens popped into alignment and all is well! Thanks for encouraging to try banging .. i have a canon sd1000 that said lens error restart the camera it happened after going to the beach the vacum cleaner trick http://camerarepair. I tried #6 and #7. 20 0 8 4 :0 0 PM Anonymous said. I followed the advice and damaged my camera even worse than it was but there is a silver lining in the cloud: 1) I found a great blog. After fixes 1-6 didn't work. 2) I had fun torturing my camera. 2 0 0 8 7:0 0 P M Lucas said.once-in-a-life time trip with their 4 little kids. I have a Fujifilm Finepix J10. 2 0 0 8 6: 18 P M Krishnaa said.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital..

this setup should provide some http://camerarepair. I have a Sony DSC-W70 and took it on a go-kart course last week. There was so much dust blowing around that my lens eventually would no longer open. I have a Canon Powershot A460 that keeps saying "lens error.. for the final say.. Although not perfect. restart camera". I'll call though. 2 0 0 8 2 : 29 PM Johanna Lynch said. Hey. The UV filter protects the lens and can be left on for any kind of shot.. After a couple more tries.. It read "Access. It's still under warranty but I have my doubts that they will do anything. The lens adapter is not large and it protects the camera's lens as it zooms in and out.. Do you have any other suggestions? A UG US T 16 ... never taken it to the beach. a lens adapter 2. I can hear a little bit of noise that wasn't there before. a UV filter on the lens adapter I have this setup on my Canon S5 IS." I was told it would be $250 to fix my camera!! I was ready to with a screwdriver to try opening it up. Since then. but am so glad I found your suggestions first. Then it did some funky lens retracting and extending on its own and shut off... when I extend the lens. 48 . After a few more tries. I am going to try it out tomorrow night at a party.. the LCD screen turned on!! I took a few photos.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital.. don't keep it in a case and have only had it for 8 months. I tried pushing the power and picture button at the same time and actually saw some movement of the lens.BUT appears to be working again. THANK YOU!!!! A UG US T 15. I haven't dropped. 2 0 0 8 1 0 :5 9 P M Marci said.blogspot." then "Turn camera off and on again.Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair worked A UG US T 10 . I combined this with the "force the lens" move. I've tried all the tricks (except the 2 damaging ones) and they aren't working. after reading a different blog... You can also purchase a tight lens cap with this set up because it does not need to be able to pop off it you start your camera with the lens cap on. Once you get it fixed (hopefully) I strongly recommend that you permanently attach to your camera: 1. 20 0 8 12 : 04 P M Kim said. it seems to be working pretty well.

I know it's not the gears or something mechanical. the lens will only come partway out. and easily replaceable. SO I JUST PUSHED IT BAK IN. i hav to help careen the lens back into the slot. This gradually got worse. HElP! i FOUND MY CAMERA WIT D LENS OUT ONE DAY. well nothing worked for me=[ im pretty sure i got sand in the lense because i could hear it every time i turned it on and off but it worked fine for about a week since i had gone to the beach even though the sand was still in there but today it just didnt want to work anymore time for a new camera i suppose A UG US T 20 . and it would start working normally. when i turn on my camera i hav to grip it and flick the lens out.. btw. A UG US T 17. or have any suggestions? A UG US T 20 . cheap. as the lens moves WITHIN the adapter. I would turn the camera on and the lens would only come part way out.. anyway.. It's been dropped a few times. then retracts. iT WAS IN A SOFT CASE AND I GUESSED THAT SOMETHING TURNED IT ON IN THERE. Lens adapters are not expensive and I recommend a lensmate (lensmateonline.com) or else one from your camera manufacturer. unlike the lens itself. I've tried all the steps to fix the problem listed here to no avail.. Now the weird part: When you put the camera in picture review mode. and so forth. cause they didnt work. I've got a weird one that I haven't run across before.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital. it doesnt zoom without my hand guiding it and when i turn it off. By this. 20 0 8 12 :2 2 P M Anonymous said. The UV filter is easy to clean. Turn it off and on a couple times. http://camerarepair. long story short. 20 0 8 7: 26 A M Carribean guy with an a560 said. etc. 20 0 8 8 :2 7 P M natalie said. the motor is working cause i hear it when i zoom in and out and turn on and off the cam. HELP ME BREDREN! A UG US T 18 .blogspot. Anybody ever hear of this. i tired everything u mentioned but i just wonder if i could get some more personal help... and gradually.. until the camera now won't work at all. I have a Canon SD1000..Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair protection from dust. sand. 49 . fingerprints. It also protects the lens surface from scratches.. over the past couple months.. 20 0 8 7: 20 PM hellolovely said. the lens pops all the way out.

A UG US T 24 . I'm working on a friends camera and I guess this one falls into the unlucky 50%. please post here if this was successful or not... 2 00 8 7: 4 1 P M Anonymous said. 20 0 8 11: 36 A M Ajongbloed said. and think I know why it works. 2 0 08 2 :0 6 A M Camera Repair said. ooops. What worked for my camera (a Canon powershot A85) was a variation of fix #3: I turned on the camera in record mode with the AV-cable inserted. I have a CanonA530 that had the 'lens error' messageand a lens that wouldn't retract or extend all the way. The extra power can sometimes overcome jamming particals in the lens mechanism.. I'll bang it around a bit more and try forcing the lens again.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital. I can't manage to ge thte lens to even move... I too have recently fixed a lens error using #3. Inserting the cable turns off the LCD screen allowing extra startup power from the cameras battery to the lens motor. i turned the lens while powering on and it miraculously sucked back into the camera.Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair this would have been my third camera that had broke with the same lens error problem.. but I think this ones toast. I'm back from vacation! Thanks Ajongbloed for the comment.. Really afraid of crushing the camera.. 2 0 08 6 : 34 A M Anonymous said.blogspot. It may be useful to keep the AV cable installed to provide that extra power while conducting subsequent fixes 4 through 7? If anyone tries this. I about lost it. It then fully extended the (until then) stuck lens and when I shut the camera of and then turned it on again (without the av-cable) it worked properly! A UG US T 25.. http://camerarepair. hit ON and it retracted.. tried the pliers again more firmly which janked off the outer most cosmetic ring in the very outer edge.. no matter how hard I force.. Thanks for the info. after trying many things I finally used a plier to really pull .. CR A UG US T 25..and push (hands didn't work) I heard a few clicks... 50 . still had a problems.. props for a sweet post that helped me save 400 dollars AGAIN! A UG US T 23.. so don't know IF the ring being off freed it but it works now! Yippy...

. i tried a couple of your methods and now my camera lens goes out. I have a Samsung S860 purchase on ebay for 15. 20 0 8 7: 39 PM Camera Repair said. but the lens would not go back in. and never has this happened to me before. the lens would not go out or in..he doesn't know yet. restart camera" message. worked. A UG US T 25.. i have a samsung S760.. and the lens should then go back in. I determined lens was sticking. and i could've pressed the power button by accident.. and quite possibly.. i'm thinking it might've been the fact that people were pushing. After trying all tapping prodding. then i have to force it and it still makes a loud beep beep beep noise.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital..Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair thanks for the blog.99 Thanks for all your tips. hi.. i turned it off then back on. causing the lens to not open? when i first tried to turn on the camera. One drop around each ring and using a pick I worked the lens in and out 2-3 times. 20 0 8 7: 54 PM stephanie said. i've tried all of these repeatedly. my mom has a Canon SD600. the camera could've been between me and the person in front of me.. 2 0 08 1 2: 4 9 P M Anonymous said. Anonymous with the S760. The reported temporary solution is to remove and replace the batteries.blogspot.. A UG US T 25.. or rather.99 delivered.. the lens will not go back in. it opened. except when i turn it off it only goes half way in. Now I have a $150 camera for 15.... Now it works fine. i thought maybe the battery was dying so i charged it up. it was sort of working fine and it shut off on me a couple of times. 2 0 08 5 :2 4 P M Anonymous said. CR A UG US T 26 .. my father just bought this for me. i went on vacation and it just stopped working. i have. but then showed me the "lens error. Would recommend that if the camera is still under warranty. then i tryed to use it a week later and it would not work. D: http://camerarepair. that you have it either repaired or exchanged. and nothing has worked for me. it gave me some things to try. 51 . others have experienced this same problem with your model camera. please help. i would like to try and fix it before telling him. Desperate fix. twisting I found comment on hair trimmer mineral oil. any suggestions? A UG US T 26 . and it seems to be a common problem for the S760. i take this thing w/ me to shows and stuff.

It was dropped by a 5 year old :)..blogspot. I have a Canon SD1000 with a Lens Error message when I try to turn it on.. must of went dead whle lense was open. Initially.Can anyone help me or has the same camera as me and tell me how to fix it PLEASE!!!!!!!!! SE PT E MB ER 3. Thank you so much for this blog. the lens barrel was halfway out. I bought a new battery too and charged it thru the camera. I put a fresh charged battery back in the camera and it did the trick to retract the lense. A UG US T 28 .. Thanks for the info.uk/Beyond-Keen-Clothing said. 2 00 8 6 : 05 P M Mike Ran said. 2 00 8 6 : 20 PM http://stores.... Afterwards however. you are a hero among many. forcing the lens.. Thank you SE PT E MB ER 2 . Any fix? Where can I get a screw driver for that screw that seems to appear like a "Y"? SE PT E MB ER 12 . I tried to unscrew to open but the ones at the bottom is a special screw and can't open it.. This only happened once though. 2 0 0 8 9 : 4 2 A M Harold said. but I pushed it back in! :( I noticed you warned against that in the last step...Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair A UG US T 27. Sony Cybershot DSC W5 http://camerarepair.ebay. it the lens barrel did come out when I turned it on. I did notice that the battery was low when I was taking pictures the day before. 20 0 8 8 :0 4 P M adjwilley said.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital. did the trick. 20 0 8 1: 2 8 A M Anonymous said. Yea I have a hp photosmart m425 which has a lens error 12 and lens error 22 sometimes.co..And it seems like noe of the rules helped mine... 20 0 8 1: 57 P M Anonymous said.. Hi. Any suggestions? I have tried all the battery changing/turn on and off steps. SE PT E MB ER 12 .. now the barrel just wont come out. My daughter dropped my canon a460 this morning and I needed it to be fixed TODAY! I tried all the suggestions and the last one. 52 . Cant thank you enough. I was able to push the stuck lens on my Fuji F10 in but the power still will not go on.

I try the fix 1.FixYa 1 – 200 of 1193 Newer› Newest» ガラスの競馬場: 「勝ちポジを探せ!」ライブDVDを限定発売します。 Every time i take a . the lens open's up then.FixYa I have a panasonic lumix DMC-TZ3 camera and it's .FixYa The camera was dropped and was working for about . . :-) SE PT E MB ER 16 .FixYa Lens stucked .FixYa Getting "turn off" message while in camera mode . restart camera” error i think i killed my camera Canon Powershot A650 creat sounds when opening lens . Thanks! SE PT E MB ER 12 .Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair Lens would not retract.FixYa The lens mechanism does nor work . Then found your page and did 1-6.FixYa I have a Digimax D53 digital camera that has the .FixYa My DMC-TZ1 wont turn on. I have a Canon S3 IS with lens error. 20 0 8 10 : 45 PM J-F said. 2 and 3 and it doesen't work but the fix #4 work well.FixYa Wont turn on .FixYa I have the same problem with my Lumix DMC-TZ3 lens .FixYa I keep getting a message to turn my camera off and . Tried step 7 on my own with no success. You save me a lot of money. top and bottom with my hand and it worked.FixYa Because she asked for it I need to restart my camera there is a lens problem .FixYa jane brocket: hit and miss Canon G9 – “Lens error.FixYa Auto turn off .FixYa I HAVE A HP M417 CAMERA.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital.FixYa The lense cap will not close and also will not .FixYa E18 screen msg .FixYa When i turn the camra on it says lens error and .. Sh*t My Kids Fixed « T&G When I turn the camera .FixYa Lens stuck . 6 worked the first try.. 2 00 8 4 : 38 PM Post a Comment LINKS TO THIS POST How we saved $300+ by taking apart a camera When I turn my DMC-TZ3 on..HAVE TAKEN OVER . 53 .FixYa Create a Link Newer Post Home Older Post Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) http://camerarepair.FixYa E 18 problem ... Thanks for the help.FixYa Everytime i power on it tells me to turn power off ..blogspot. I tapped the sides.

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