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The lens doesnt close and when i turn the camera on it bips three times and the screan shuts off. the lens wont close.

I took a picture and the lens never closed. the screan is functional but when i turn the camera on it's all blurry, like it's out of focus. then the camera beeps three times and the screan shuts off, but the lens is still out. it wont close. when i turn the camera on (those few seconds before it beeps and shuts off) the buttons are not functional either.

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  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2009

    I have the same problem. I can't get the lens to close. I've only had my SD870 IS for 6 months. I tried charging it, taking the battery and memory card out. Nothing seems to work. Any advice?



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The batteries need to be changed. The digital batteries sold at the stores die out too fast. I had this same problem. In result, I purchased rechargeable battieries.

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SOURCE: the lens doesnt close, the camera beeps 3 times and shuts off.

Hi just had the same problem I freaked out and then read that about the lenses problem so I figured screw it if it is broke I have to go out and buy a new one anyway....BUT I yanked a LITTLE on the lens and poof fixed it....

Posted on Oct 17, 2007

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