What does lens error mean
when i turn my camera on it says lens error 0x0311, what does that mean? it was working fine yesterday?
The Sanyo VPC S1275 is a 12.0 mega pixel compact digital camera produced by Sanyo which is a subsidiary of Panasonic.
It means the lens is stuck and/or broken and will not extend. If you are feeling techno-savvy you can open it and replace/free the parts in the lens rings that are malfunctioning, or you can just get a new camera.
It's kind of hard to explain, but basically there are little plastic runners in the lens tube and when they get jammed or broken the lens will not rotate hence will not extend.
This guide should help with the repair if u decide to do the repair: Sanyo VPC S1275 Repair
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 the battery ran down with the lens extended ...
Unfortunately, many cameras that fall prey to this can only be corrected by professional repair. But, Here are some things that you can do that may correct it, without even opening the camera. They only seem to work for less than 40% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try.
The culprit to this if you have not dropped your camera is the cheap gears that sanyo put to drive the motor. Check out this website to read a blog about how to fix this issue.
Hope it will help you to really see what the problem is. People are giving solutions saying this and that on how to solve sanyo lens error without even really knowing the problem.
I hope that helps.