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Lens jammed when switching on/off

The Lens jammed when I switched off the camera, it now just makes a whining sounds when I switch on/off the camera. Any ideas on how to unjam this would be appreciated.

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  • Guy Hoogewerf Apr 02, 2007

    Still struggling here if anyone has any ideas please let me know...

  • Guy Hoogewerf Apr 04, 2007

    I did the Canor repair people wanted £62 just to look at the problem, then were going to charge an extra £40 for the new lens if that was the problem, either way I was in for a £100 bill on a camera that costs £119.00 new... thus my desire to repair it, or buy a new one...

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The lenses on this model is impossible to dismantle and repair. It is best to take into a Canon repair shop.

Posted on Apr 04, 2007

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