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Partially closed lens when powering on Canon A520 Camera

When first turning on my Canon A520 camera, the lens cover doesn't retract fully, covering up two corners of my image. Simply tapping it with my finger makes the cover fully retract, but I sometimes forget in a rush to do that, and find the corners of my picture are covered Thanks in advance

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Re: Partially closed lens when powering on Canon A520...

This is a fault that Canon should know about- it may mean a replacement camera- therefore Canon Technical Support should be consulted.

Posted on Jun 26, 2007

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