Question about Canon PowerShot SD850 IS Digital Camera
I think I got sand in the lens. The camera starts up and then shuts off and says, lens error. It wont even fully turn on. I have tried blowing air in the lens and even using a vacuum. I may attempt to pull the cover and further inspect the camera. If you could help me out, that would be great. Thanks
Your lens is defective needs to be cleaned, repaired or replaced. If you got sand in the gears it will definitely jam up the lens! Sometimes you can tear down the lens and clean out the sand, and if none of the gears are damaged the lens will then work properly again.
I don't provide instructions sorry, I don't want to be responsible if you cause any damage to your camera. Please work in a static free environment, watch out for the flash capacitor, never have the battery in the camera when you are working on it and never test it without the front and back case on the camera!!
There are online places that will do the repair for you for a decent price and there are others that overcharge by way too much.
I know this because I OWN ONE that charges a reasonable price to do the repair! (Google: 'darntoothysam')
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