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My lens cover can't open and close completely.

The lens cover does not close completely while the camera is off. The lens cover does not open completely when the camera is turned on. The camera functions properly. You can see the print in the viewfinder, but when you download pics to computer the corner is black where the lens cover is still opened.

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  • F15ace Nov 02, 2007

    Does anyone know how to repair the sliding lens covers when the camera lens expamds and contracts. It seems that the large and small blck covers get stuck or do not move at all therefore partially blocking the lens. How do you get into the lens cover to repair yourself?

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2008

    the lens does not close or open completely

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    Kumara Abeygunawardana Jul 17, 2008

    My lens cover can't open and close completely.

  • Anonymous Oct 02, 2008

    My lens cover can't open and close completely. problem, and notify you when a new solution is offered.

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    When camera is shut off, the lens cover dose not close all the way leaving a small opening for dust to get in



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Try this as a last resort. This blog post outlines repair procedures for a stuck lens covers. An A400 is used as an example. But for the A620, you might want to extend your zoom all the way out before removing the camera's batteries. Also you'll be applying the ring loosening rubbing alcohol along the barrel's perimeter instead of the front as shown in the procedures.:
Good luck, and remember do this only as a very last resort. Oh, and please post how it went should you decide to try the repair.

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    CameraR Nov 25, 2007

    Forgot to mention that before even considering removing the cover, first try blowing lots of compressed air in there to clean the mechanism. Also with the lens barrel extended and pointed downward, extend and retract the lens while tapping its barrel with a pencil (a grain of sand is usually the culprit, this may help to dislodge it).


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Fixing the lense costs in Germany approximately 130?. If it is a mechanically problem, the warranty might not cover it, because they say it was damaged by somebody.

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Have you tried Canon customer support? If the camera is new[ish] you may get it fixed under warranty. A repair price will be high. You could just gently push it back. Or compose your picture to miss that side of the image

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