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Canon A520 Lens Jam

My canon A520 lens is jammed and i cannot get it to turn on. The error message that has been circulated around the internet does not show up on my camera. I have made a Box with the pictures of the jammed lens. I am sorry if the pictures do not work. If the box does not appear here, follow this link http://www.box.net/shared/5oc4a0y432

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    My lense is jammed, when I turn on the camera it says E18. Anyone know what that means?

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Shock will NOT occur. The charge is held in a sealed capacitor with insulated wires. Its small ( about 1/4" in diameter x 1/2" in length)
It sits on the lens housing and comes off with the flash and sensor board. I have removed several bare handed and nothing.
In order to get a shock you have to touch the bare wire. There are no bare wires past the insulated covers. the only point of shock is covered by a clear plastic cap. any other bare connection you see has to be charged with voltage via the program setting and then the button used to snap off photos. ;-)

That being said....... It is a MAJOR pain in the azz to remove the covers from the lens housing, as well as a MAJOR pain in the azz to remove the boards and covers on top of it.
It is not for the faint of heart. It is a very daunting project if you are not mechanically / electronically inclined.

New used A520's can be had for under $60.00.
I suggest you go that route or buy a newer better model such as the A720 IS.

:-)

Posted on Nov 23, 2007

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Listen ,if the camera was dropped ,while the lens was extended , the gears inside of the lens unit are damage , and these gears are not solded seprate , your looking at 200 to 300 to repair . If the problem happen after being at the Beach , likey ,got sand inside of the Gear Mechanism still about 150 repair bill . Get another camera , they are all the same Made to last only 2 years at best . 20 year Experance as Electronic Tech in the Field . *** Do not Attemp to open any Digital Camera *** there is a High Voltage Cap that holds 300 volt Charge , that powers the Flash **** SHOCK WILL OCCURR

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If your lens stucked up, maybe the motor got the problem. br4ing your camera to the nearest service center in your place

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