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I have a problem with my canon sd550. The lens does not come all the way out when I turn it on. Also the camera turns itself off with the lens partially extended in the picture taking mode. If I switch to the picture review mode the lens extens all the way out and back in smoothly. I think the camera jammed up when I waqs using the wide angle and inadvently pushed the shutter release (I don't know how I did that) the camera hasn't worked since.

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Hi

Your lens is definitely jammed, and needs to be repaired or replaced.

A couple solutions would be to either buy a defective camera online and make one good camera from the two if you can do that sort of thing yourself, or secondly have it repaired by somebody.

Don't bother trying to send the camera to Canon if it is out or warranty (though you can call them and verify what I'm about to say) because they will want $150+ to do the repair for you. Parts are not cheap to buy from them.

I know of one very affordable digital camera repair business... because I own it. The name is Darntoothysam, feel free to check us out, we are on that big auction website also (I don't plug their name for free), our seller ID is 'darntoothysam'. If you Google "darntoothysam" you will find us.

We have your repair listed as a package in our store for about $70. This covers a new lens, and return shipping of your camera! We even give a 45 day warranty on parts and labor. If you think you can use us then please check us out, even if you need to ask more questions then please feel free to contact me.

Hope this helps,

Thomas
Darntoothysam com

Posted on Oct 18, 2008

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