Hi,My name is ***** ***** I will help with your question.Many Camera faults are caused by dust and grit getting into the lens workings and stopping it coming out or stopping sensors working out where the lens is.Sometimes tapping the camera into your hand when turning the camera on or off can help with freeing stuck lenses.If you have access to some air in a can or air compressor you could try gently blowing some air around the lens to see if that will help.There is some good information here on camera repair.http://camerarepair.blogspot.co.uk/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.htmlIf you need a camera repairer this company seems to repair most cameras.www.camerarepairworkshop.co.uk
Thanks for the advice. Unfortunately nothing worked and the error message still remains. I have there fore decided to abandon
Thanks for the information , but nothing did the trick and the error message still remains on the screen. I have therefore decided to abandon any further attempt .
rThe camera is old although it has been very good it isn't worth spending money on it to try and get it repaired.