Powershot S100 strange 'Lens error', cannot fix it

Started Mar 11, 2018 | Discussions thread
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mermaidkiller Senior Member • Posts: 1,281
Powershot S100 strange 'Lens error', cannot fix it

This afternoon after taking a few videos which succeeded, and then I wanted to take another and powered on my S100 and I got a strange error. I did not drop or bump the camera in the meantime and cannot see any mechanical defect. Is it a software error ?

"Lens error. Will shut down automatically. Restart camera"

But it does not shut down and I am unable to restart. I removed the battery, recharged it, but to no avail.

I have had this camera used for over six years and used extensively, but I never had any problems.

Does anyone recognize this ?

This stays visible for only one second after powering on.

And the lens keeps opened and does not retract.

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