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Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera

This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camera. Some common error messages that might show up on the LCD's of cameras with this problem include “E18 lens error” (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

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

I have a Canon PowerShot SD200 which had the e18 error. But repair would involve opening up the camera and individually reseating each ribbon cable connector. it's difficult to access these components in the http://camerarepair. 2 0 07 5: 51 A M Anonymous said.. it would extend.. and retract. My problem was when turning on the lens. etc). I used the fix posted to move the casings around (rotate. Removing and replacing the battery did the trick.blogspot.. 2 0 07 7:5 3 A M Camera Repair said.. Ironically I was having a missing screw replaced (strap holder) when I must have accidentally turned on the camera inside my pocket. it was just white.Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair SD600 Disassembly .. I have to say though. Unfortunately. I have a Casio Exlim EX S600. I did everything up to the tapping step. I'm sorry to hear that. They're relatively easy to reseat. which worked.. Have updated the posting as suggested. I guess I tapped hard enough to break something inside. 2 0 0 7 8 :0 0 A M Holistic said. Thanks for posting! DEC E MBE R 2 8 . 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. 1 – 200 of 1193 Newer› Newest» Thanks for this post! I have a Nikon Coolpix P2 that had a Lens Error.. DEC E MBE R 2 3. present a blurrly image. holistic.... 7 . when the lens finally opened I had no picture. :-(( DEC E MBE R 2 8 . The website also shows a simple method for cleaning these gears. allow the lens to extend. it looks like a small bulb that is also now white.Included this as an example of how sand can easily gum up the small gears within your however. grabbed the lens casing when it attempted to close.. Thanks for the info.. What I did was turn on the camera.. I suspect a ribbon cable became dislodged or slightly disconnected from its connector.. This action appears to have put the gearing in the correct location to properly extend/retract. please add a caution to be gentle while doing the suggested tapping part. Thanks for this resource. time to go shopping. I fixed the initial problem and broke the camera for good all in one step..

First review the warnings in the "Please Read This First" section of this blog. Make sure it's dry before you reseat it. 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 . holistic. First make sure the camera is working properly with the exception of the LCD. remove the batteries and continue to step 11 where you have full access to the ribbon cable connector. Jiggle the ribbon cable. 2 0 07 8 :5 5 A M Holistic said.. 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 . 20 0 8 9 :1 8 A M Camera Repair said. I have a Sony Cybershot DSC-W5. jdolly... 2 0 07 9: 4 7 A M Camera Repair said. Gently pull it out and clean its end connections with a Q-tip dipped in alcohol... 8 . but stop at step 5. It wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be to completely dismantle the camera and put it back together... put in the batteries and see if the LCD works properly.. Have a great weekend! :-)) DEC E MBE R 2 8 .. If not. Thanks for the suggestion.. Next open the following link. If the picture is fine. but then the picture was all white on the LCD.. I can Here's two attempts at the link (my html skills are much to be http://camerarepair.the lens went back in after tapping the USB pad. That worked and I am putting the cash back in my wallet. This should hopefully work. And even then. Take a picture and view it on your computer using a card reader.blogspot. repair is not certain :( Since the camera is not working anyways. especially the flash capacitor shock warning and link.Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair elph series cameras (a lot of things in the way). and reassemble the camera. then suspect the problem is with the LCD ribbon cable connection. I had the same problem as holistic when trying to get the lens unstuck. 2 0 07 10 :5 1 A M jdolly said.. and first read step 12! Next proceed sequentially as instructed. Lift up the lever on the connector to free the ribbon cable. Well good for you! And I will have a great weekend after hearing of your success :-) DEC E MBE R 2 8 . 20 0 8 9 :1 0 A M Tony /Mod%20for%20DSCW5. if neither works copy and paste the url to your browser: http://www. It might just be i really messed up my camera but i tried ALLL of the ways and nothing worked. --Tony J A N UA R Y 6 . It now works like normal. believe that you only need to go to step 8 to be able to remove/reseat the cable. Also was stopping when I heard a faint click. 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).Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair desired)... This was extreemely useful! My daughter dropped her Casio Exilim EXZ75 and came to me saying 'Daddy please fix. this reset the pins and now the camera works perfectly again. CR J A N UA R Y 4 . That must have reset the error status in the camera.depreyswildlife. Like you describe. The important part was using very gentle and very even pressure.. I finally fixed it by holding the "OK" button and turning the camera on. 20 0 8 10 : 31 A M Camera Repair said.' When turned on. J A N UA R Y 6 .pdf Good Luck.pdf http://www. the lens seemed to go in and out OK when I'd try to turn it on. 9 ..... 20 0 8 10 : 36 A M darklurker said. After reading the link more closely. However. jdolly.. the lens went all the way out but didn't return all the way in and displayed a Lens Error.depreyswildlife. this sucks i want all the picture on my camrea and all these way to fiz seem so /Mod%20for%20DSCW5.. 20 0 8 6 :1 6 P M Anonymous said.. CR J A N UA R Y 4 . grrrrr i hate a non fixed camera!!!!! http://camerarepair. So I used the "Press gently on the lens" fix. one more thing.

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

I didn't want to give up on the camera for it was a gift for my birthday..powers on. 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. 11 ..Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair problem happens. Thanks for the help. 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 2. because other things are wrong other than the lens.. Canon A510.. The thing that worked for me is #7.. I'm sure you saved me a considerable amount in repairs or in a new purchase.tried your ideas and my camera is back in business. 2 00 8 12 : 09 P M Anonymous said... Vince.. This is probably not a lens error... Thanks again. Can't view anything other than the start-up screen. while holding the camera upside J A N UA R Y 1 8 . 2 0 08 4 : 13 P M vince said. I have another canon (the 4mp version of this http://camerarepair.. 2 0 08 1 0: 30 A M Anonymous said.was suffering from a drop and croked zoom 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.. it doesn't help with the dust particles. Thanks so much. lens stuck (almost all the way in except for maybe about 3/16 of an inch)then powers off. 2 0 0 8 7:0 7 P M amgehan said.. J A N UA R Y 2 0 . 2 00 8 10 : 0 7 A M Anonymous said.. 2 0 08 7 :2 6 P M Pradeep said. But thought it won't hurt to try.. Thank you very much! J A N UA R Y 1 7. Forcing the lens in.. shows the canon screen. Forcing the lens in.. The think that worked for me is #7. Thanks so much! I have a Canon PowerShot A560 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..

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

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

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

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

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

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

it moves slightly and i can hear a noise but then it just switches off.1. However. Hi i have a olympus stylus 750. I`m not getting any messages come up.0 to 122. I dropped it today and the lens is stuck fully out. thus could not find a replacement part. . I have the Kodak M753 and had actually tried step 7 in despiration but to no avail before I found your blog.1. 20 0 8 4: 4 0 PM Chris and Jess said.0 to 115.0.Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair jonno. Most broken ones on ebay seem to also have lens errors. some gentle prodding reseated the lens and made me look like a hero! MA RC H 9 . 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 I shook or "tremored" my hand while the lens extended and it seemed to work. This blog is awesome. I really like the camera and havent had it long. Do you know how much they charge to fix it cause they wont tell me without me paying £20 just to look at it. when I went to turn my camera on... I can still view the pics on camera but as soon as i change it to take a picture.0 (lens would not retract any more!) Your recommendation gave me the confidense and the determination (since i really had nothing to lose . 2 0 08 9 : 38 PM charlotte said. Its repeated several times and I'll see if the behavior continues this wkend. The procedures should be similar for your L6.1. I went from error 114. Many thanks Charlotte MA RC H 2 1... Thanks so much for your tips. I dropped my Nikon Coolpix P2 while it was on. Take a look at this. I attemptedsome of the other methods but nothing reliable happened. MA RC H 9 . facing downwards. 2 00 8 10 : 0 9 A M Scairns said.0.0.... and got the dreaded Lens Error..blogspot. this was very bad news. ... Banging my camera (gently or otherwise) did not seem to help. 18 . Should i still try the methods. MA RC H 2 0. Got the pictures I needed! MA RC H 16 . Since I lost my wife's last camera. 20 0 8 5: 53 P M Lynn said.. 20 0 8 9 :0 4 A M http://camerarepair. Note that I was never able to fix my L10 camera illustrated here.

blogspot. especially from falls are very common. When I turn it on the lens come out the lens error message shows and the camera shuts off. MA RC H 2 1... I i tried the pushing it in and its gone all funny.. 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 or at yahoo answer in the camra section its paki angel bluezzzzzzz MA RC H 2 2. 20 0 8 9 :2 2 A M http://camerarepair. the cost of fixing usually exceeds the value of the camera. I have a GE A730. I dropped it today and when I turn it on I get the lens error message. charlotte.. Any help would be appreciated. Lens errors.Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair charlotte said.... 20 0 8 10 : 02 A M michaelhill1974 said. come back and we'll discuss focusing if that's still a problem. 20 0 8 10 : 02 A M Camera Repair said.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. The fact that your getting a picture. although blurry. 20 0 8 9 :0 9 PM Anonymous said. But note that the fixes listed here will not work for everyone. But I wouldn't just give up on your camera yet. The lens will not retract into the camera. Look for any uneveness. 19 . Listen for that "click" and stop immediately if you hear it. Sometimes a lens can be damaged in a fall beyond repair. I tried some of the things here but it is not working. My wife is pretty upset at me for dropping her camera..... Recommend closely looking at the lens barrel when it's extended... And yes. is hopeful. 20 0 8 9 :4 5 A M kalysta CR MA RC H 2 1. and then gently try to straighten it by pulling pushing twisting as needed. oh my goodness. 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. If you get the lens working properly.

MA RC H 2 2. THANK YOU VERY MUCH! MA RC H 2 5. 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 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.... I have a Sony Cyber Shot and was about 10 seconds away from buying a new camera till I saw your site.... I have a Canon Powershot A540 with a lens error. I simply (and gently) pushed down on the higher side. But I noticed there was a small gap and the lens was actually crooked when I sat it 20 0 8 8 : 14 PM Anonymous said.i can't believe that worked. preciouspakii@aol...blogspot. I finally got the lens assembly out of my Coolpix L6 But it wasn't easy. but from what I could see everything was OK. Went back in like a charm! Thanks for all the help and good luck to kareenakapoor_05@hotmail. 20 . 20 0 8 12 :2 2 P M jonno said. I was getting ready to ship it off to some repair center when i found this site. I have a Canon Powershot SD400 and the lens jammed one day. My lens was frozen and I couldn't close it. After gently but firmly tapping the A/V out corner of the camera 4 or 5 times it works like a charm again. so I applied a bit of machine oil to the moving parts (keeping well away from http://camerarepair... 20 0 8 11: 0 7 A M Anonymous said.. 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... the inside is very different from that shows by the excellent L10 instructions provided by Camera Repair.. I noticed that the telescoping lens tried to adjust itself but got crooked. In any case the lens assembly was wrapped around by ribbon cables and could not be opened very far. When I hit the power button.. Wow ..... While the power was still on and the lens was out.. 20 0 8 9 :2 6 A M Sean said... MA RC H 2 2.Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair Anonymous said.

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

com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital.... I was shooting! I couldn't wait to send off this POSITIVELY first comment ever..somehow. I have had my Coolpix P2 camera for 2 years.blogspot. this helped so much :D yayy! A PR IL 3. 20 0 8 5: 31 P M Anonymous said..... and low and behold. my wife suggested I google for a quick fix...THANX SO MUCH A PR IL 3. thank you sooooo much.. 20 0 8 10 :2 9 PM Anonymous said... and the lens had got stuck and wouldn't retract..... Thanks for the website!!! My camera was filled with sand.. i plugged it into my computer and its working now. Hi. as if by magic... Holy shit! thanks so much! i did everything.. 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. As I was about to throw my FinePix A205 in the garbage for a "lens error". 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 can't thank you enough for your blog. Thank you for your advice! This site truly gave me the inspiration to "slap" my camera out of its funk. 20 0 8 8 :0 2 P M Allan said..Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair A PR IL 1.thanks again!!!!! A PR IL 6. 20 0 8 3:4 0 P M Anonymous said. 22 . and it has never given me problems.. you rock! A PR IL 10 .... 2 00 8 3: 0 3 A M Tanairi Morales said.. 2 0 0 8 1 :1 0 P M Michele said. Hi.) A PR IL 5. After reading this website i tried the twist method and found it worked!!!! touch wood. ty. until I got the dreaded "Lens http://camerarepair. mil gracias!~sigh ...

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

I used my fingernail on the little plastic protector to pull the lens out. so can you help me? A PR IL 24 . 20 0 8 1: 29 P M Tania said. Wish I found your website earlier.. 2 00 8 12 : 39 PM i hate cameras :) said. It was a camera about to go in the bin and is now resurected. I just hope I didn't damage the lens in all the fiddling I was doing with it 20 0 8 8 :0 9 PM http://camerarepair. 20 0 8 3: 46 P M allawi said. it is working again. Turned it on and then off again and the lens cover finally closed.1 mega pixel and i dont know what happened to it. 2 0 0 8 1 1: 51 A M Anonymous said. the lens wont budge and i dont have a budget to fix this PROBLEM. 24 . First. You're amazing and I'm so grateful. My camera came back to life! A PR IL 19 .. Any advice? A PR IL 24 .. so I applied "gentle" pressure to the lens while it was open. Thank you so much for your help! I fixed my camera! I have a Nikon Coolpix S7c. 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". 2 0 08 4 : 37 A M Rachel said.. but pictures has clear horizontal lines. 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. no change. 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. tried different settings ... Thanks.blogspot. When I turned it on after that I still saw the "lens error".. 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. Thanks a lot.Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair A PR IL 18 . A++++ A PR IL 21 ...... okay so i have a Casio exilim 10. I took out the battery and the memory card. I found your website and removing the batteries and memory card worked for me.

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

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

pulling. Now the camera turns on.. Totally appreciate your post. 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. Help! I was taking picture of pictures i had to draw for a class. No damage that i can see so far.. MA Y 8 . http://camerarepair.047" flashes on the screen and then the camera turns off. "Lens Error 150. 2 0 0 8 6: 4 5 P M loca lynn said.. Using a blow-dryer didn't work and neither did changing the batteries. but I don't know how to fix it. so if anyone can help I bought my girlfriend a Casio Ex-Z1050 and unfortunately one of her young nieces turned it on when the battery was low. 27 . I've been trying to find help online. I have a Kodak EasyShare C613 and I recently dropped it in the grass. I'd greatly appreciate it. I also tried turning the camera on and holding down the shutter button but that did nothing.Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair in place.0. So I can't get a good grip on the lens barrel to try to pull it out. 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. The camera looks perfectly fine except for the lens cover. I was holding my Exlim Casio z70 at chest height and it slipped out of my fingers onto the kitchen floor. 20 0 8 7: 42 PM Anonymous said. the lense goes out and in. Thanks. Like I said.. HELP!! :-) Thanks. I tried gently pushing the lens back in to no avail. I love my digital camera and I have to use it.... 2 0 08 8 : 10 P M Anonymous said. and then the lens error comes up and it quickly turns off. Thank you so much for your wonderful blog. but i don't really understand what to do. MA Y 6 . which I'm guessing is the problem. The bottom part of it doesn't go all the way down when I turn the camera on.. It would always shut back off. Now everytime I try to turn it on. but the lens only extends a tiny bit. Then I used the spine of the camera manual and to my surprise the lens actually retracted. but it will not take pics. I've seen a lot of people suggesting "pushing. 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.blogspot. Any ideas?? MA Y 10 .. it turns on. and makes a dumb repeating da dadadada sound every time i press a button..

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

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

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

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

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

J UN E 1 1. 2 0 0 8 1 0 :5 8 A M http://camerarepair. Then I read your posting. 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. The lens popped back into place and has been working ever since with no problems to the focusing or picture quality. 20 0 8 4: 51 A M John O'Connell said.. lens stuck halfway and the outer segment was at a strange angle. I recently encountered a Lens error. Then a few gentle pushes on the 'gap' side of the lens. 33 . 20 0 8 6: 4 4 A M Matthew said.Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair bag as your camera. In desperation. Result "zoom error" on screen. 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. J UN E 1 1. 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.. J UN E 1 and testing the telephoto button till it stopped saying lens error and hey presto . 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)... I gently twisted the smaller lens barrel clockwise (looking at the lens front on) just after switching on the camera and hey presto. So I manually rotated the lens gently whilst pushing it back to the correct angle. 20 0 8 12 :1 4 P M Anonymous said.. as good as new! My wife will think I'm very clever... but you're the real genius! Thank you so much. A repair shop had estimated £50 just to open it up (no guarantee of fixing it) and it was all looking hopeless. 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. Heard about this fix from somewhere on the pictures. J UN E 1 8 . 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.blogspot. make sure the lens is retracted before passing your camera around.. Someone held my Fuji F30 by the lens whilst it was retracting.. reset camera with my Canon A630.

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

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

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

.. but still thanks for this post. 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.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 .. then would recommend #7... Do not recommend any of you opening the camera unless you have some familiarity with electrical circuitry (you can get zapped.BUT the lens gives a fuzzy imaage .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. I tried using your methods. 20 0 8 9 :5 8 PM Anonymous :( Help? :o J UN E 2 6 . thank you for this. very badly too believe it or not)... 2 0 08 1 0 :1 7 A M Twoyorkie said.i gave up on it and bought a new powershot. 2 0 08 2 : 39 A M William said.many thanks. CR J UN E 2 4 ..I dried it out and amazingly it worked after 48 hours in a dry place... 2 0 08 3 :0 4 PM Anonymous said....... I turned it on and it made a beeping noise and the lens zoomed in and out and then closed.bugger.blogspot.... One day. I had a ccd problem with my dsct5 sony camera that was fixed FOC by Sony . 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 ..... but nothing seems to work... I have a Kodak M873 easyshare camera. http://camerarepair.. 2 0 08 3 :4 7 A M Anonymous said. Hey My Canon Camera said it had a lense error. fix #7 totally worked! i dropped my powershot while the lens are out then e18 flashed on the lcd..:) J UN E 2 6 ....

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

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

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

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

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

as it looks like a nifty camera..? D'oh! I don't know what to do anymore. but as someone said.. 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.. Thank you so much! Fix #4 worked for me! J ULY 19 .blogspot. I have a Sony Cybershot 5. Heyy thanks for this site.... http://camerarepair. 2 0 0 8 4 : 11 P M MiRage said. maybe? Thinking i was gonna trash the camera anywayz. J ULY 15 . and also tried forcing the lens back in. you guys rock . I tried #1 through #5 with no luck. Still. Anyway. 43 .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.C..Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair camera. problem now is . and it just worked. I turn it on and it wouldnt budge. I did that and removed the battery. J ULY 17 . I just banged the lens on my palm a few times . I turned the camera back on and that fixed it. none of the above worked..1 MP camera and for some reason the lens got stuck. I'd get $207 back by doing so...I have downloaded the user manual for the Canon I'm expecting tomorrow and I'm not sure I want to send it back.. so I decided to gently push it back in with the rounded tip of a butter knife.. and it says please turn off and turn back on. It was less than half an inch in length. who knows how long the Casio Exilim will survive now.. 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. I dont think it was dirt or anything but it fixed it.thanks for helping us with your awesome (and bookmarked) blog!! A. 2 0 0 8 1 0 :1 2 P M LureBeauty said. Thanks for information. It's now working again! So I felt I had to say: NICE ONE GUYS!! :) And also . 2 00 8 12 : 35 P M Anonymous said.

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

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

. but I'm really scared to do anything.. The symptoms you're describing sound like a bad battery. How old is your battery? They really aren't meant to last more than a year or two. They also offered me a "discount" to buy an Olympus SP570 for $499 if I traded this in. Luckily these days there are many inexpensive generic batteries that should work just fine with your camera: Amazon NB-4L Batteries J ULY 30 . 20 0 8 8 :3 7 PM haylers47 said.. 46 . 20 0 8 3: 27 P M Camera Repair said. I will be in the states for another 3 weeks. sent it to Olympus repair out in LI and they wanted $200-not worth the investment in a 5yr old camera. Thanks. and when i tried turning it on again just now. then I turned the camera 20 0 8 5: 4 1 PM Anonymous said. #7 worked for me! My old Olympus c-5050 lens stuck in the middle of taking pictures one day. and I think thats not enough time to ship it away and have it fixed.Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair Thanks J ULY 30 . I tried aligning it again.. and it made a loud clicking noise and vibrated! Now Im afraid to touch it.. 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... 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. But regardless.. Its only about 5 months old and I'm not sure if the warranty has expired.blogspot. HELP!!! Hayley http://camerarepair... 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. I dont know what to do! Its clear that the lens is off track.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. Hello! Im 14 years old and I recently dropped my Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2 40-50 inches off the ground onto wood.

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

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

I have a Canon SD1000. 20 0 8 12 :2 2 P M Anonymous said. cause they didnt work.. and gradually. Now the weird part: When you put the camera in picture review mode. and it would start working normally. i tired everything u mentioned but i just wonder if i could get some more personal help.. This gradually got worse. HELP ME BREDREN! A UG US T 18 .. I know it's not the gears or something or else one from your camera manufacturer.. A UG US T 17. cheap. when i turn on my camera i hav to grip it and flick the lens out. the motor is working cause i hear it when i zoom in and out and turn on and off the cam. 20 0 8 7: 26 A M Carribean guy with an a560 said. unlike the lens itself. Lens adapters are not expensive and I recommend a lensmate (lensmateonline. 49 ... sand. i hav to help careen the lens back into the slot. as the lens moves WITHIN the adapter. HElP! i FOUND MY CAMERA WIT D LENS OUT ONE DAY. it doesnt zoom without my hand guiding it and when i turn it off. etc. It's been dropped a few times. Turn it off and on a couple times. fingerprints. It also protects the lens surface from scratches. 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 . anyway. btw. I would turn the camera on and the lens would only come part way out. long story short.. and so forth.blogspot. and easily replaceable. By this. 20 0 8 7: 20 PM hellolovely said. 20 0 8 8 :2 7 P M natalie said. SO I JUST PUSHED IT BAK IN. or have any suggestions? A UG US T 20 . until the camera now won't work at all. then retracts. http://camerarepair.Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera |Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair protection from the lens will only come partway out. The UV filter is easy to clean. I've tried all the steps to fix the problem listed here to no avail.. iT WAS IN A SOFT CASE AND I GUESSED THAT SOMETHING TURNED IT ON IN THERE. I've got a weird one that I haven't run across before. over the past couple months.. the lens pops all the way out.. Anybody ever hear of this.

so don't know IF the ring being off freed it but it works now! Yippy.. 2 0 08 6 : 34 A M Anonymous said.. I about lost it... CR A UG US T 25... but I think this ones toast. 50 .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. Thanks for the info. ooops. i turned the lens while powering on and it miraculously sucked back into the camera..and push (hands didn't work) I heard a few clicks. Inserting the cable turns off the LCD screen allowing extra startup power from the cameras battery to the lens motor. I can't manage to ge thte lens to even move. props for a sweet post that helped me save 400 dollars AGAIN! A UG US T 23. still had a problems.. 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. 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. 20 0 8 11: 36 A M Ajongbloed said. I too have recently fixed a lens error using #3. I'm back from vacation! Thanks Ajongbloed for the comment. A UG US T 24 . Really afraid of crushing the camera.. http://camerarepair.... 2 0 08 2 :0 6 A M Camera Repair said.blogspot. please post here if this was successful or not.. no matter how hard I force. 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.. tried the pliers again more firmly which janked off the outer most cosmetic ring in the very outer edge.. after trying many things I finally used a plier to really pull . hit ON and 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.... 2 00 8 7: 4 1 P M Anonymous said. I'm working on a friends camera and I guess this one falls into the unlucky 50%. and think I know why it works...

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

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

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