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Lens cover My lens cover will not close. I have put in new batteries. the camera will turn on and off with no problem but the lens cover stays open.

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I know this is an old post, but for those who want to fix it themselves: try blowing lots of compressed air around the open lens shutter to clean the mechanism. Or use a hair dryer for a few seconds (don't want to heat up the camera). Also with the lens barrel extended and pointed downward, tap the lens barrel with a pencil while you extend and retract the lens by powering the camera on and off. A grain of sand in the mechanism is usually the culprit, and you want to try to dislodge it.

You can open it up, but only as a very last resort. The above procedures usually work if you try them enough. But for those particularly nasty stuck mechanisms, here's an example repair on a Canon Powershot A400 (do this at your own risk):

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/repair-of-stuck-lens-covers.html

Posted on Nov 25, 2007

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I have the Casio EX-750 and basically had the same problem. The lens cover was stuck inside and I had to find a way to get it back out. Even when I turned it on the lens stayed opened. I needed something thin enough to shimmy between the lens cover and the opening, and thought of a post-it and it's sticky end. I played with it a bit and once I got it partly out I was able to grab the cover with a pencil eraser and coax it closed. When it was closed I noticed that there was residue probably from fingers touching it. I took a cotton swab and dipped it into some rubbing alcohol and proceeded to clean the surface of the lens cover, turning it on & off, opening & closing the lens cover. That did the trick and now the lens cover opens & closes like new. Caution: Make sure that the cotton swab is not dripping of alcohol and is only damp.

Posted on Oct 31, 2008

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Send the camera into repairs. There is nothing that you can do yourself that would fix this.

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