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Lens Shutter Don't Close

The other day while snapping a few pics, the lens shutters quit closing and has left the lens exposed. How can this issue be resolved.

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This blog post outlines repair procedures for stuck lens covers. An A400 is used as an example. The A620 is more complex, but still similar enough. As recommended in the post, try the simpler fixes first before attempting:

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

Posted on Jan 03, 2009

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