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My lens is stuck as well. It is almost in the closed position but will not go back in or out. The screen will not come on either. You turn it on and can very light clicking like sounds but nothing. Then it beeps and turns off. HELP! I see others have had this problem but no help at all.

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MIGHT BE SILLY QUESTION, BUT ARE YOU SURE YOUR BATTERIES ARE FRESH? CONTACTS CLEAN? IS THERE ANY REASON THE LENS SHOULDN'T MOVE? NOT DROPPED, WET, DIRT, HIGH HEAT? HAVE YOU TRIED THE CANON WEBSITE TO SEE IF THEIR CUSTOMER SERVICE CAN HELP WITH THIS PROBLEM? HOPE THIS GIVES YOU SOME IDEAS.

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