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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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  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2008

    Both I and a friend have the same problem with our A520;s I tried lubricants and got it working on one but he lens was smudgy. Cleaning the wd40 off i jammed the lens and sent it to Canon.and they wanted 165.00 to fix it so i threw it out. Greg Toews on Fixya helped me fix my A630 Elf that just jammed up so maybe he has a solution. btw it makes for some cool romantic shots with that lens shutter half shut .

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2008

    Same problem. I have tried silicone spray but it still sticks. Let me know

  • yuyaa Feb 02, 2009

    Same problem, I saw other A520 with the same problem,

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    canon g10 lens cover does no retract all the way leaving a diagonal **** for the lens

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

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