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Difficulty in retracting lens

Hello, i have power shot S1IS camera since 3 was absolutely fine till few days back when i came across a problem of not retracting lens along with making some different sound while getting started and it gets switched off by itself..i cant switched it off..i read it user's manual but my problem's solution is not given..i can turn it to playback mode but only one old snap it is showing other than that no other function is working..really dont want to lose my this precious gift of mine,given by my son.. so please help me out.. thank you..

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Re: difficulty in retracting lens

It could be the battery is at the end of its life. try getting a new battery for it and trying agian. If this is not the case then it could be the camera has come to the end of its useful life (they are not built to last very long sadly) but try the battery and see what happens.

Posted on Jul 09, 2007

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