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Lens Opening Failure, Canon SD 950 IS

The SD 950, and a slew of like Canon models, is encountering sudden barrel lens opening failure. A message in the screen appears after the lens fails to open, stating: Lens Failure, Restart. However it continuously fails, and the afore message reappears.
The solution is pointing up the problem as not being isolated, but gross design failure, warranting recall.

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Its a lens assembly problem, it might be damaged from impact or may be something like dust is making diffficult for it to work u have to take it ti service

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A stuck shutter is another common failure mode for digital cameras. The symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" shutter are very similar to CCD image sensor failure. The camera may take black pictures (for shutter stuck closed), or the pictures may be very bright and overexposed, sometimes with lines, especially when taken outdoors (for shutter stuck open). To confirm a stuck shutter, put the camera in any mode other than "Auto", and turn the flash OFF (you don't want to blind yourself for the next step). Next look down the lens and take a picture. You should see a tiny flicker in the center of the lens as the shutter opens and closes. If no movement is seen, then you likely have a stuck shutter. If so, please see this link for further info and a simple fix that may help.
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Is this a Canon ? If it is, you need to call Canon. You might have a CCD sensor failure.

Take a look at http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/canon-digital-cameras-showing-black.html

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If the lens is a removable SLR type, take of the lens and take a photo. Does the mirror flip up at all and expose the CCD ?

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