Question about Canon PowerShot SD630 Digital ELPH / IXUS 65 Digital Camera

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PowerShot SD630 lens stuck out, says lens error, restart camera

Lens won't retract, wont, take pictures, won't review pictures. Pushing On/Off button just shows message on LCD: "lens error, restart camera".

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  • Anonymous Apr 08, 2009

    can anyone post a pdf of service specs so i can open the camera safely to put the lens back on track?

  • Anonymous May 07, 2009

    lens sounds like the gears are slipping when the camera tries to focus or adjust the lens

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I've had similar problems with various versions of this camera. Here's the fix, if all else fails. These are step-by-step instructions to take apart and fix the camera's lens error. http://johnsmouth.wordpress.com/2010/12/01/lens-error/

Posted on Dec 02, 2010

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YOUR CAMERA MUST HAVE VERY NEW BATTERIES AND/OR FULLY CHARGED. CAMERAS ACT REALLY GOOFY WHEN THEY HIT QUARTER POWER. ALSO TRY CLEANING AROUND ZOOM

Posted on Mar 31, 2009

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    Nate Stansfield Mar 31, 2009

    IF YOU ARE USING A MEMORY CARD, YOU CAN TRY REMOVING IT AND THEN USING THE CAMERA. SOMETIMES THE CARDS INTERFERE WITH THE CAMERAS FUNCTIONS.

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I need HELP


Dear ashlyw:

A lens error due to impact damage most often requires service.
If you get an E18 message or a "lens error restart camera" message on your LCD screen and you restart the camera several times to no avail, you will almost certainly need to call Canon Tech Support at 1-800-828-4040 and have it sent in for service as there is little or nothing you can do to resolve the issue.

Hope this helps.

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