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Lense won't retract on Canon Powershot SD630

I have not been able to remove the front cover on the camera. There appears to be a screw next to the power on button and I do not know how to get to it or remove it so the front cover can be removed. I have tried various methods to free up the lense but I now believe I must access the lense which requires removing the front cover.

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Trent

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  • cmijares Jan 24, 2009

    have you figured out how to take the front cover?

  • Anonymous May 25, 2009

    having trouble getting the front cover off as well.. did you ever figure it out. All screws are off, back & side pieces as well just the front is stuck ;(

  • elchinito May 25, 2009

    Did you ever figure this out, have the same issue. Have back and sides ofj just cant get the front ;(

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    hOW DO I REMOVE THE BACK COVER OF MY CANNON IXUS951S

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Lens errors are fairly common. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended ...

Here's some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for less than 50% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try. You're also more likely to be successful trying these than going inside the camera:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

Finally, if you absolutely must open the camera, here's a couple guides to replacing the camera's LCD that may help:

http://cannonlcdrepair.blogspot.com/

http://digitalcamerarepair.googlepages.com/sd600

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