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My canon g7 suddenly turned off without retracting the lens, I pushed the lens in gently, but now it wont start and the cover over the lens doesnt close completely... Please help

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  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2009

    Same exact thing hapened to me last night. Have no idea what happened.

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This is a fault that Canon should know about- it may mean a replacement camera- therefore Canon Technical Support should be consulted.

Posted on Jun 26, 2007

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Hi
Had the same problem a few months ago.There was a high pitchedwhisltle and I think the screen said "lens fault.turn off camera" or something similar.Bought a G9 to replace as the 7 was out of guarantee but sent the 9 back to the e-bay reseller as it was obviously secondhand with grit around the lens ring and the viewfinder.Ebay never again!.So 3 months ago ago I tried the G7 again with a fresh charged battery before I consigned the camera to the loft.I noticed that each time i switched on the whistle and message was there but the lens extended slightly further each timeso I kept rebooting until the lens was fully extended.Turned the camera off and on again and everything was back to normal.It seems that this may be Canons protocol when a camera goes back.Its been absolutely fine until today.It wont boot up at all.I have tried 2 fresh charged batteries and its dead.Any ideas anyone?

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

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ur lens belt got creck send it for replacement

Posted on Jun 18, 2009

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SOURCE: Any advice on a sticking lens cover on the canon G7

This blog post outlines repair procedures for stuck lens covers. Recommend trying reader "Jeff's" fix first shown in the comments section.

Posted on Jan 20, 2010

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That's a loose screw issue inside the G7 and the G9 that is common. The best place I know to get help for that one would be camerasandparts.com They just specialize in the powershots and they are awesome if you need help with one of these. Best of luck, they have your exact G7 no power problem right there on their site. I hope that helps.

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