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Can't Access Menu + Zooming in

Same problem as other user has but with different camera! My Canon IXUS 50 suddenly upon turning it on, immediately zooms out to max and does not allow me to do open the menu. None of the other function buttons work and if I hold down the menu button for 5+ seconds it does not return the camera to it's factory settings.

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Re: Can't Access Menu + Zooming in

I am that other user and just sent the camera in to Canon for an estimate. Naturally it is out of warranty. There does not seem to be a fix that I could do so finally just sent it in. I'll post what they say if you want to wait before sending yours in. Good luck.

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Re: Can't Access Menu + Zooming in

My advice is the same Tell canon Tech Support- this is it seems a firmware problem not fixable by user,

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