Release date: Jan. 24, 2008; 8MP, 3x Optical Zoom, Built in optical image stabilizer system and Face Detection software; DIGIC III Image Processor.

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Get the message, Lens error, restart camera

When I turn the camera on, I get the error message, Lens error, restart camera. Then camera shuts off.

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I also have this problem with my Cannon 10x optical zoom.

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M A, this happens most often if the camera was either dropped with the lens extended, knocking it off the guides, or if exposed to dirt/debris that will bind the lens when the camera turns on. Check the space around the lens and see if the spacing is equal distance all the way around. Sometimes you can use a vacuum cleaner and apply vacuum suction on the lens while powering it on. this may remove some of the dirt/debris and free the mechanism. If none of that works, you may have to replace the lens. The guide for that is here. Hope this helps, good luck.

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I even bought a can of air in a can and sprayed it all around the lens area and the whole camera, with no luck!

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This place fixed mine: www.camerasandparts.com Service through them was wonderful - they only work on Canons though.

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I have a Canon Ixus 130 with the same error message, lens error. Now it won't start. I dropped it in the river. Can I use this guide to open the lens?

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I did the thing with the card that this guy suggested and it fixed my problem.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaFjEGDM...

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