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The lens is stuck in close-up. i cannot get it to move except to shut the power off. i changed all batteries.

I was shooting pix and I had to hold down the take a picture button for quite awhile to get a shot - and then it was stuck in close up. i cannot ake any pictures now. i changed all the batteries, and i have to re-set the date/time stuff...but everything is still stuck. what do i do? jennifer

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SOURCE: Camera froze whilst taking pictures, lens stuck.

I had the same thing with my camera. I think it is due to the lens mechanism. It is stuck in one position and thus disabled all other functions on the camera. Try to get the lens un-stuck...

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SOURCE: Auto is stuck on and I can't zoom in or out or review pictures - shutter button stuck also

Being very careful, follow this pictorial disassembly (it's in Estonian, but just follow the pictures). Don't go any further than popping the top off the camera! Look for anything obviously broken off near the vicinity of the shutter button, or looking very different than what's in the pictorial. Keep in mind it's amazing what you can do with a little glue and scrap pieces of plastic:

http://qman.fotokala.ee/Kaamerad/PowerShotA95/index.html

Also, pay attention to the following post as there is some potential for electrical shock:

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SOURCE: date on pictures taken and movie shooting on canon eos 400d

The EOS Digital Rebel, EOS Digital Rebel XT and EOS Digital Rebel XTi do not support stamping the date and time on the image.

It is not possible to record the date and time as part of the image at the time the picture is taken. However, the date and time is captured in the EXIF information of the image at the point of capture. It is possible to print the image with the date and time via printing software. Please see the documentation for the software package that you use for printing images for the proper procedure.



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SOURCE: Canon Power Shot A2000 IS lens is stuck in out

The lens has probably got something in the retraction mechanism that is stopping it retracting. This can be something as simple as sand or grit or as a result of a drop or knock. In most cases the camera will need to be stripped apart to remove the lens assy before it can be repaired. This is best left to a professional camera repair shop.

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SOURCE: Canon IXUS 100IS - 'Lens error, restart camera' message

Lens errors are fairly common. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended ... Unfortunately, many cameras that fall prey to this can only be corrected by professional repair. But, here are some things that you can do that may correct it. They only seem to work for less than 40% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try:

Posted on Mar 20, 2010

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