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how do you fix 'lens error restart camera'

how do you fix 'lens error restart camera'

I put it in my bookbag. I guess i threw my bookbag around and now i have this "lens error, restart camera." The lens froze halfway and it's staying that way. Please help.

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

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

Posted on Jan 12, 2008

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"Lens error, restart camera." The lens won't close,

Lens error, restart camera. The lens won't close, and won't extend all the way either. How do I fix this?

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Lens errors are fairly common. 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 ...

Here's some things that you can do to try to corr
ect it. They only seem to work for less than 50% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try:

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

Posted on Jun 05, 2009

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Canon Camerawindow won't start when camera plugged in (Norton?)

I'm using a whitebox PC running XP. I've been using Norton Internet Security 2009 for several months without troubles.

However, in the last week or so, something has changed......

When we plug the camera into the USB cable, the PC no longer auto-runs the Canon camerawindow software. I'm guessing that Norton has auto-updated a signature file and is now inhibiting the standard Canon camerawindow software from running. I've tried turning off lots of protection options without success.

I've also posted the problem at http://www.fixya.com/HTTPHandlers/mail_dir.ashx?url=687474703A2F2F7777772E66697879612E636F6D2F54687265616441736B65722E617370783F746869643D32393439363434266D736769643D3730393134363526747970653D636C69636B266D61696C69643D3726726E643D302E353533393239393735353134323638&mt=9&li=2&met=1 then saw this instance as well.

Help!

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Try using a separate card reader to download your pictures to a folder you create on your desktop.

Posted on Sep 17, 2009

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AL PRENDER LA CAMARA CANON

AL PRENDER LA CAMARA CANON A 560, ME INDICA ERROR DE OBJETO REINICIAR CAMARA,,AGRADECERE SU AYUDA....

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fui a tomar una foto prendi la camara y me aparecio ERROR DE OBJETIVO LA CAMARA SE APAGARA AUTOMATICAMENTE REINICIAR LA CAMARA no se como reiniciarla porfavor nesesito arreglarla graciasssssssssssssssssss

Posted on Jul 02, 2012

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Stuck lens cover on A560

My Canon A560 lens cover is stuck and will not open fully without help. I touch it with my fingertip and it opens. HELP!

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Please see the following article on automatic lens covers:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/repair-of-stuck-lens-covers.html

Posted on Jun 07, 2009

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Battery problem

Tried two different types of standard AA alkaline batteries (sony and tesco brands) and within 20 seconds of putting the batteries in, straight from the packet, the camera stops operating and says "change the batteries". have cycled through 8 brand new batteries and the same thing happens each time, do i have a defective camera? This problem has been present since i bought it 2 months ago, just got round to addressing it. it has only ever lasted for a longer time (about a day of shooting, 200 pictures) when i first used it with the supplied batteries, which were standard alkaline too.

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Remove batteries and clean contacts of battery's host (include cover). Check as well that contacts are not bended and didn't lost their springiness. Good luck!

Posted on Aug 07, 2007

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Delete one picture at a time

How can I delete just one picture at a time, menu only says delete all

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Put the camera in picture review mode. Click through the pictures until you find the one you wish to delete. Then press the trashcan button on the back of your camera to delete just that picture. Select OK if asked to erase this picture.

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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LENS ERROR, RESTART CAMERA...

Lens error restart camera

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CANON IXUS 561
Lens sometimes does not extend and error message 'lens error restart camera' appears when camera is turned on. This does not work without several tries and much button pressing. Problem is not caused by finger(s) in front of lens barrel.

Posted on May 26, 2010

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my Canon claims that I need to change the

my Canon claims that I need to change the batteries. However, I have changed them out 3 times with brand new batteries. It is now dead and won't turn on.

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Here is the suggestion:

The battery compartment cover and the design of the metal electrical contacts is flawed. These acontacts re made of springy metal, but there isn't enough force to press the metal securely against the battery. The end of each contact has a metal tab that prevents it from being bent further out to increase the tension. These contacts are the cause of the low-battery warning.

Some fixed the camera by inserting tiny pieces of plastic foam (i.e., spongy, like from "foam rubber" pillows) under the metal contacts. Used a small screwdriver to gently bend up each metal strip, and stuffed a small piece of foam under it. This provides enough force to keep the contact securely touching the battery.
or You can also try the "toothpick trick" as described in various forums, and it seems to be working. There is a belief that there is a design flaw with the battery compartment door, or the springs that press against the battery. By wedging a toothpick under the battery contacts, it seems to force the contacts into the battery, seemingly helping with the problem that many are facing in this and other forums.

Posted on Mar 09, 2011

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transfering pictures to computer

Downloaded disc to computer, computer tells connection can not be astablished. When I check the computer evrythings in there. I also took everything out and reloaded it. Computer isn't old and I have window xp. Help me please.

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Try to use the addapter or card reader to send data.

Posted on May 27, 2015

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