Question about Canon IXUS V2 Digital Camera
Some sand got into the camera while it was still on and when i tried to turn it off, the lens and shutter won't retreat. it was pretty much stuck. there is a grinding sound whenever i try to turn it off and ultimately, i can't view nor take any pictures.. the screen just keeps coming up with "lens error, restart camera"
try the following:
make sure your Canon has fresh batteries and it is in recording mode.
1) Remove the batteries from the camera, wait for a couple of minutes,then put them back in and turn the camera on.
2) Try compressed air. With a fine tip blow off gun and drycompressed air (20 lbs) set the tip between the lens turret and thecamera body and turn on the air while moving the tip around the lens.It should remove all dust and sand. Turn the camera on and it shouldfunction fine.
3) Another method is to tap the padded USB cover part on a hard surface, for example, a desk. It sounds so simple, but veryoften in works.
4) Try forcing the camera lens:
Turn off the camera. Place it on the back with the lens facing up and take a look at the spacing between the lens and the lens housing. If you notice that the gap is not even all the way around the lens, the problem should be easy to fix. This type of a problem usually occurs if the camera was dropped while the lens was extended.
Simply - VERY GENTLY - press down the lens on the side where the gap is the biggest. You should hear a "click" as it pops back into place. Try powering the camera back on.
If the lens doesn't extend at all or it extends, and then retracts again, do the following. Turn the camera off. Take the camera in one hand and with the other gently take one part of the lens and gently move it round in a circular movement. Do so with both sections of the lens. You will hear a "click" as it pops back in place. Power the camera on.
Another version of this fix would be to pull and twist on the largest ring of the lens while turning the camera on. Listen for a "click". If at first the focus seems to be off, turn the camera on and off and take lots of pictures, close ups and distance. Focus should slowly start improving.
there is a guide to dismantle it with pictures: try it:
Posted on Jan 18, 2009
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
Here's a link to this great service
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Jun 14, 2010 | Canon Cameras
Jan 31, 2010 | Canon Digital SD900 / IXUS 900 Ti Digital...
Jul 01, 2009 | Canon PowerShot SD750 / IXUS 75 Digital...
Jun 09, 2009 | Canon IXUS 80 IS Digital Camera
Mar 27, 2009 | Canon Powershot SD450 / IXUS 55 Digital...
Jan 18, 2009 | Canon PowerShot SD750 / IXUS 75 Digital...
Jan 02, 2009 | Canon PowerShot SD500 / IXUS 700 Digital...
Oct 12, 2008 | Canon IXUS V2 Digital Camera
Oct 09, 2007 | Canon IXUS V2 Digital Camera
Nov 25, 2009 | Canon IXUS V2 Digital Camera
269 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!