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Lens won't open

After working just fine for more than a year..I get a lens error and lens will not open..Any ideas?

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  • andbrown Jan 21, 2009

    mine stoped working after 3 months. When I went to the Canon shop to fix it they wanted me to pay $150 although it was still on warranty. They said it was moisture damage, I said it is BS because it was never close to water and the climate on the prairies is very dry. I am never buying canon camera anymore.

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Try the procedures in this tip.

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http://www.camerahacker.com/Forums/DisplayComments.php?file=Digital%20Camera/Sony/dsc-w50_acess.turn_off_on_again.html

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