Question about Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera
While using in video mode, screen gave me low battery indication. Camera turned off without the lens retracting. Batteries were replaced, the device turned back on, but the lens would not retract, but made small clicking sounds near where the lens and camera body meet. tried several troubleshooting methods without success. Has the camera lived out its expectacy? Shall i look foranother, perhaps a s3 or s5is?
For the very brave only! I had this problem on a Powershot a480 - lens error, restart camera, but the lens refused to budge. repair quotes were ridiculous, so, with nothing to lose, I carefully removed the back. Then the front. Not an easy job, not knowing where or how things were fastened. I couldn't see any obvious major problem, but figured the fault was something to do with the lens, and noticed the small motor drive had an optical sensor on the shaft, so I gently rotated it with a pin. It felt a little sticky, but did rotate, so I replaced the batteries and hit the on/off button. Surprise! It worked. Put it all back together, checking that things were still working as I went, and it seems to be fine. I don't know how long it will last. I would suspect that the camera had either suffered a bump, or maybe switched off at the wrong time, which caused the optical sensor thing to stop at an inopportune moment, putting it out of sync somehow. Took me about 2 hours to dismantle it, not really knowing what I was doing, and about 15 minutes to get it back together again.
Posted on Apr 15, 2009
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