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Lens cover problem leads to LCD problem

The other day I was opening my Canon S30 lens cover and it sort of slid into a slightly ackward position resulting in the lens not coming out so photos could be taken. It was definitely off track, making a rasping sound and leaving a scratch on the front when I sled it open and closed. I played with it some and got it enough on track the lens pops out but now the LCS screen stays black though the viewfinder shows images. I don't know if it takes pictures or not at this point. My concern is finding out what happened and if it s fixable by someone like me who is mechanically inclined?

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Re: Lens cover problem leads to LCD problem

If the pics show up on the memory card, it's just an LCD issue.

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