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Shaniqua Cooper , Dec 13, 2007; 07:39 a.m.

Have you contacted Nikon to see if you're still eligible for repair under warranty?

Andy Dougherty , Feb 21, 2009; 09:15 a.m.

Bought 3 Coolpix S210s for Christmas presents. The first camera is at Nikon waiting on me to respond to the $98 repair estimate because this error is not covered under warranty. It was only ! month old! The second one started giving the same error yesterday. I bought these thinking that Nikon was a reliable brand. I've had three Olypus Cameras through the years and still have two of them. Back to Mt. Olympus from now on!

mary susany , Mar 29, 2009; 02:20 p.m.

I also purchased 2 coolpix s210 cameras and both had the same lens issue. One started the day we opened it from the box.. the second about 2 weeks after we used it.. sadly we didn't even unpack the accesories. This has to be a know issue.. just google , Nikon cool pix known issues and you will see alot of people have this problem.. I followed the advice of carefully placing my fingernail under the lens cover and gently pulling on the zoom.,while turning it on/off. I about had a heart attack when the lens cover came off. However this is the best thing that could have happened..it rotates off. I put it back on and now the lens zoom does come out and the lens cover opens and closes perfectly.. Advice: don't buy a product the company won't stand behind.. If you are smart enough to do some research before purchasing this camera .. don't buy it. Unless you are willing to be like the rest of us and fix it yourself. Incidentally I did research it however I didn't see these issues at the time.. also take the time to review it.. so others will be aware and maybe the company will address the issue.

Steph Aussie , Nov 24, 2009; 04:13 p.m.

I have owned my Nikon Coolpix S210 about one year ago, and this is the first time I had this issue. I dropped the camera off a low table while the lens was open. The on / off button did nothing at all, and the only way I could open / close the lens was by popping the battery in / out. I tried gently pulling on the lens as was suggested above, but this didn't work. What finally did was slapping the camera a few times with medium force against my palm. I then popped the battery in and out again and the lens went in fully. It is now fully functional.

Halsey Quinn , Dec 08, 2009; 08:13 p.m.

Steph, I had the SAME exact problem. After JUST fixing a lens error that was persistent for about a month, I took it to school, dropped in the cafeteria table, ON TO A TABLE, not even a foot up and I now have a lens error that I haven't been able to fix. I've tried everything above and everything else I've read and it just won't work. My mother won't be happy to hear that I want another camera from Christmas after I just got one for my birthday.... :(

Bethany Ogdon , Mar 19, 2010; 03:13 a.m.

This site saved my camera! I have been so frustrated all day - after owning a Nikon Coolpix for almost two years, the dreaded "lens error" showed up this afternoon with the lens extended. Nothing I did helped - recharging the battery, pulling and rotating on the lens barrel, blowing air around the barrel, smacking the side lightly. Then I read several posts here that said to smack the camera "moderately" -- oh the immense relief when, after giving that awful little camera a really good smack on the back, the lens retracted (and the camera continues to work normally for now)!! Thank you those of you who fixed your cameras and passed along advice on this problem - thank you!

arlene Espinoza , Apr 05, 2010; 07:47 p.m.

hi, i own a nikon coolpix S210 and it has worked fine for almost 2 years and i have droped it 2 times. But after going to the beach about a week ago i think sand went into the lens because it says lens error. The lens comes out and makes a noise then goes back in. i dont know if i should get it repaired or buy a new one i love the pictures it takes and i think of sticking with nikon just take better care of it.
Has anyone gone somewhere else to get it fixed besides Nikon and how much did they charge?

Prachi Gupta , Apr 19, 2010; 05:28 p.m.

Arlene, I don't know if you've gotten an adequate response to your question yet but I'd suggest Teleplan Camera Repair. I had a similar issue with my Canon PowerShot a while back and sent it to them - they were great. My repairs cost me around $90-$100 and when I called Canon, they were charging me $150 for the same exact repair.

Isabella Moriarti , Apr 28, 2010; 10:11 p.m.

Hello, my name is Isabella and I received a new Coolpix s203 on Christmas. I have dropped it a couple times and it has been in some dirty places. There appears to be dried lotion inside and outside of the lens, but I'm not sure if that's the problem. Each time I turn it on im comes out makes a wierd buzzing noise and then retracts, it does this a couple of times before the camera shuts off and says "Lens Error". I have tried these suggestions but none of them seem to be working, I don't want to tell my parents to take it to a repair shop because it has only been about 4 months. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE HELP ME!!!!

Thanks- BellaBabyy :)

Emer O'Flaherty , Aug 03, 2010; 03:33 p.m.

Thank you all so much. I had the same problem, and persevered with the "tapping" of the camera against a hard surface, and ended up having to turn the camera on and off by means of taking out the battery. Eventually the lens cover came off - again the best thing that could've happened, as it freed up the rest of the lens to start moving properly. Camera back in action 100% I'm so grateful. Thanks again so so much

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