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Why won't my lense activate?

I just came back from a trip where I took over 400 photos, no problem. The other day I went to take a picture of my grandchildren, the camera took 2 pictures, then "locked up" It is like the switch that tells the camera whether to be in camera or review mode doesn't work. The lense does not make any attempt to extend. I have replaced the compact flash card and the batteries - made no difference. The camera works fine when trying to review taken pictures. The camera is just over a year old.

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Re: Why won't my lense activate?

Canon customer support - be quick you may get warranty cover The lens mechanism is shot.

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