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Canon powershot s80

The lens stopped in the middle of the way, it can't retract or expand totally.

Thanks. Marcus

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  • Mauru Sep 30, 2008

    Thanks for the instructions.



    I tried as you told, but it still doesn't work, the noise of the motor still there, but now sometimes it appears in the LCD the E18 error. I removed the front cover to acess better the lens but it didn't help a lot.

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Marcus, usually this is caused by some dirt or some parts of the lens mechanis may have been derailed due to impact or brakage.

what you want to do here is turn the camera on, and gently nudge the lens left to right or up and down.

if this did not work, you may also try to push the lens inwards or pull it out, just to check if the lens is stuck or the motor to make the lens go in and out is not operational anymore...

if you have more questions just lemme know

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