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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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Re: Lens jammed when switching on/off

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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