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Lens I dropped my ixus 40 camera, and now the lens won't close. I turn it on and an error 18 comes up. The lens attempts to close back up when I switch it on but seems to be stuck... Should I send it away to be repaired? If so, can you recommend a repair shop?

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Hi Meaghan, If it was me (and this did happen to my camera as well) I would take it to a camera shop. For about $50.00 they can put the lens back on track, and clean it as well. This is a great camera, and I would not risk taking it apart myself. If you tell me what city you live in, I can also suggest a close, and reputable camera shop. Best regards, nightdiver

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Tap the lens before and when turning on, it might help it jog loose. Very delicate mechanism, tiny wheels, easy to get it screwed. If you're feeling like an adventure, you can get a tutorial on how to fix it here(i'm not taking the blame if you kill it): http://www.fixya.com/problems-solutions/t102982,p293959/Canon-Digital-Cameras.aspx Good luck

Posted on May 24, 2006

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Hi: Your camera has the lens stuck. I sugest that you dissemble the camera and try to snap the lens gently back into place. ;) Regards

Posted on May 24, 2006

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