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Diagonal lens cover will not open, or partially opens

It will open with slight pressure to opening with my finger nail.

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  • slfrear Mar 02, 2009

    I don't recall my camera falling. I don't know exactly when this started. I remember some images showing the camera lens partially open. Now, it has apparently become a constant problem, and requires that I delicately pry the lens cover slightly and it will open.
    Or I can gently jar the camera against the heel of my palm and it will makes it way open on its own.


  • slfrear Mar 02, 2009

    Thank you, I'll look for that Canon Service Center.

  • Sachin
    Sachin May 11, 2010

    Did the camera fall?

    If yes, then its possible that the alignment of the cover has been shifted.

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I think you camera must have either banged against something or fallen.
You are lucky that you are still able to take pictures.

The best solution is to take your camera to the Canon Service center in your area. If you good with small screws then you could probably open it and check the barrel if it is rubbing/scrapping against something and align the same. If not, then its best left to the experts. Personally I will avoid opening the same and goto the camera center..
Best of Luck...

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

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