Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A480 Digital Camera ?
Turn camera on (Canon Powershot A480 digital), logo comes up, then it says LENS ERROR RESTART CAMERA. However, when restarting camera, same thing happens
😍52% Off for first 100 people Only!😍 🔥 Claim discount here 🔥: ➡ sellerscity.net/en/65-crystalography.html Add another dimension to your photography with the CrystaloGraphy Pro ✅ Makes the PERFECT gift! The CrystaloGraphy works with 📷 : all cameras 📱: all smartphones. ➡ sellerscity.net/en/65-crystalography.htmlPosted by SellersCity on Saturday, April 28, 2018
\012This 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”, or “lens error, restart camera”. Some cameras might show 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.
\012The 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.
\012A 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.
\012Fortunately, 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.
\012The 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:
\012Fix #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 that didn't work, try pressing and holding the Function or OK button while turning the camera on.
\012Fix #2: Remove the batteries, then remove the memory card. Then install new batteries, and turn on the camera. If you get an Error E30, it means you don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the memory card and turn it on one last time.
\012Fix #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 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.
\012Fix #4: Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at 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 in their slots.
\012Fix #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).
\012Now 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 two fixes.
\012Fix #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 potential for damaging or dislodging internal components with this method, such as unseating ribbon cables, or cracking LCD screens.
\012Fix #7: Try forcing the lens. More people have reported success with this method than with any of the other methods. HOWEVER, there's obviously some potential for damaging your camera by using this method. Variations include gently pulling, rotating, and/or twisting the lens barrel while hitting the power button. Attempt to gently straighten or align the barrel if it's crooked or twisted. Another variation includes looking for uneven gaps around the lens barrel, and 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). While doing any of the above, listen for a click that indicates that the lens barrel guide pins may have reseated in their guide slots. If you hear this click, immediately stop and try the camera.
Tips for a great answer:- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.
Suggested Questions/Answers :
Turn camera on (Canon Powershot A480 digital), logo comes up, then it says LENS ERROR RESTART CAMERA. However, when restarting camera, same thing happens
Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camer ... Canon PowerShot A480 Digital Camera
Lens error When I turned my camera on, it beeps and says "lens error, restart camera" but when I turn off and turn on, the same thing happens. The lens is stuck open.
Try these procedures. Many of the steps are applicable whether the lens is extended or retracted. ... Canon PowerShot A450 Digital Camera
The lens will not open and the screen flashes "lens error, restart camera". Upon restarting camera, the same thing happens. Anything I can do?
Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digi ... Canon PowerShot SD770 IS / IXUS 85 Digital Camera
My canaon Power Shot A640 says lens error, restart camera...any idea what to do? I restart and same thing happens with the lens. Veneta
HelloThank you for using FIXYA!!!This\012 is a suggestion. If you do not feel comfortable trying it, you will need to ... Canon PowerShot A640 Digital Camera
Lens error, restart camera This happens on my Powershot A470; when I restart the camera the same thing keeps showing up I have searched for solutions and one solution was hit a reset button--never found one. Another solution sent me to a website with no help. Help!!
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 ... Canon PowerShot A470 Digital Camera
Lens error My zoom will not work. I can take pictures if I don't zoom, but as soon as I try to zoom in, the screen goes black, the camera beeps a few times and a message that says "lens error, restart camera". However, upon restarting the camera, nothing changes - it still won't zoom!. Also, when turning on the camera, when the lens first comes out...it sounds funny, like it is puttering. Help?
Powershot S3 IS: lens error message, lens juddering on startup but not \015\012coming out. Tried all tricks on internet without success, so decided to \015\012dismantle camera. Localised fault to optical position encoder on first \015\012transfer gea ... Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera
Lens Error When I turn camera on, green light flashes and a message comes on screen: Lens error, restart camera. The lens is permanently out. Have not dropped camera, don't know what's happened and am not very technical so don't even know how to restart camera! Can't find anything in the Basic User Guide to help me.
It is just telling you to try to turn the camera off and back on. This usually doesn't self correct and will need to be serviced. I would call Canon for support and see what the options are for service or upgrade.Hope this helps! ... Canon PowerShot A460 Digital Camera
Canon powershot sd870 is wont shut the lens.. appears the error lens restart camera thing... it happened once but it fixed itself after not using it for a while but now it's back and worse, its pretty much stuck and something sounds loose inside if i shake it a bit... i dont know about the warranty but i think im no longer within that period... also i live in mexico so... if you send me to a service center in the us, not gonna work :S please help ):
I know you're not in the US but try www.camerasandparts.com I don't know if they'll offer you service from where you are but in the US, there the ones for service on the Canon Powershot models. That problem is $79 for everything, parts and labor an ... Canon PowerShot SD870 IS Digital Camera
Get message Lens Error Restart camera. I restart and same things happen over and over again.
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. O ... Canon PowerShot A480 Digital Camera
When I start the camera, the screen says lens error, restart camera. I resart and the same thing happens over and over. The lense will not open at all.
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. O ... Canon PowerShot A560 Digital Camera
Canon digital IXUS 60. Lens does not move in and out. Camera turns on but nothing happens. Unable to take photographs. Error message:- Lens error restart camera. Restarting camera does not resolve problem
I'm guessing that the lens is stuck. Either the cover refuses to open because something is wedged in or a mechanical malfunction. The camera won't work if the lens does not come out a bit. Take a look at the lens and examine why the cover doesn't ... Digital Cameras
Lens Error! I dropped my camera on the floor, and now the lens wont open fully or close. The LCD says "lens error,restart camera." But even when I turn the camera off, it still happens. Its a Canon Power Shot A550. I need to find out how to fix my camera without breaking it some more.
Same problem. The lens is stuck in the zoom position. When the camera is turned on, the lens moves a just afraction like it want to fully open or close, then the camera beeps and prompts with the "Lens Error" Restart Camera. Solutions? ... Canon PowerShot A550 Digital Camera
Lens error When the camera is switched on the lens does not open out and the lens cover does not open. The camera then displays a "lens error" message and suggests that the camera be restarted ten switches off. This happens repeatedly.
This is probably THE most common failure among digital cameras. There's a halfway chance of fixing it yourself, described here: http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html ... Canon PowerShot SD750 / IXUS 75 Digital Camera
My CANON Powershot A470 is giving me the following error message: lens error, restart camera. Ive tried multiple times. I turned it off for a few minutes, nothing happened. I removed the batteries and memory card for a few minutes, nothing happened. I shook it easily...nothing happened. I vacuumed the lens and tapped the lens...still nothing.
Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digi ... Canon PowerShot A470 Digital Camera
I was shooting today and all of a sudden I got an error code 01, which says that the lens and camera aren't communicating and that I need to clean the lens contacts. For one thing, I'm not sure how to do that and, for another thing, it does it on more than one lens. I just had my Canon 100-400 lens repaired by Canon and I'm wondering if something happen to the contacts that makes that lens and others not communicate properly. My camera started working again, but I couldn't make any changes for a
Try reading this. ... Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR Camera Digital Camera with 17-85mm IS USM Lens
Lense Error I have a problem with a message appearing on my camera screen, "Lens error, restart camera". I have restarted the camera many X's. I have replaced the batteries. That is not the problem. What is the problem? I really do like this camera and it is farely new. Downloaded the Advance Guide and that is how I found out what the message means, but what can I do? Why did is happen? I am putting these questions out there for the experts. HELP
Dear Can On:\015\012\015\012Unfortunately only a small percentage of lens errors can be resolved on their own, such as by restarting your camera. If that doesn't work then the camera will have to be sent into the service center for repair ... Canon PowerShot A570 IS Digital Camera
Camera restart? okay so the other day my camera slipped out of my hand while i was taking a picture and it fell on the lens. the camera decides to die and says "lens error restart camera". however i dont know how to do this and it doesnt say anywhere where to do this. can someone please help me?
Have u tried a hard reset on their camera by removing the main\015\012power batteries for 60 seconds and the reinserting them as if it were\015\012the first time power up. This may not fix your particular problem, but\015\012when the processor that r ... Canon PowerShot A540 Digital Camera
Canon Pwershot Camera states "Lens Error, Restart Camera" however the camera won't restart just issues the same error message
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 ... Canon PowerShot S230 / IXUS 179 Digital Camera
Lens will not open when i turn on the camera and the message lens error restart camera appears.when i restart the camera the same happens.
Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\015\012\015\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digit ... Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital Camera
Lens error!!!! my canon s515 is less then a year old, and i was taking pictures when the camera said it had a lens error. I restarted the camera and it stayed on the welcome thing and the lens squeaked and just went back and forth. HELP!!!!!!!!
When i turn on my camera the lens comes out ,then goes back in saying theres a lens error.it tells me to restart my camera but im not sure how too. is it just turning it back on ,or is there a reset button? ... Canon PowerShot S5 IS Digital Camera
Lens jammed??? Okay, Sadly, I did drop my vivicam4345 digital camera, while trying to take pictures... T_T I guess in a momentary lapse of judgement I failed to put the strap around my wrist.. but whatever, it still happened.... sooo.... my problem is this: Everything on the camera works, except the lens, I never get a "lens error" message either, however, now that it's been dropped the lens does not go completely inside/flush to the camera....and the inner ring of the lens does not really exten
Take it to a camera shop like jessops to see what they say. ... Vivitar ViviCam 4345 Digital Camera
Lens error I keep this Elph in a tiny, padded Halliburton case because the last TWO I bought ended up with broken screens. I never had a problem, though lightly used. Last night I recharged the battery and inserted it. Immediately upon power-up, the lens went out and I got a "Lens error, restart camera" error. I turned it on and off about twenty times, left the battery out overnight: same thing. I jiggled the lens with the same result. Canon tech support told me to take the battery out a
Lens mechanism has failed and a repair/replacement is the only solution- ... Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital Camera
Was shooting with Canon PowerShot S3 IS and the lens won't retract,screen says lens error,restart camera. I have restarted camera, changed batteries etc... still nothing. You can hear a clicking sound like something should be happening, but it won't retract.
According to what you were doing there is a possiblity that its jus sand or someting that got caught in the lens. please take it to the neariest repair shop to get it cleaned/ checked. ... Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera
Lens Error I dropped my camera and now when i try to take pictures the camera says Lens Error and makes a clicking noise. it also says to restart the power, but when i do, nothing happens..HELP! ASAP!
What do you do if it's a lens error? ... Casio Exilim EX-S500 Digital Camera
Lens Error its giving me a "lens error restart camera" nothing happened to the camera it was fine the last time I used it, I didn't drop it. Its a canon powershot A590 IS
Try these procedures. ... Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera