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Canon SD400 I dropped my SD400 and it will turn on, but the shutter will not retract. However, the screen comes on in color and then goes black and says no image. I can access the menu screen while on the picture taking mode. If I move to anything else the camera beeps three times and turns off. What should I do? Can it be fixed? Should I take it somewhere to get it fixed... and where can I take it?

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Its very eas to fix this one..

just use a small screw driver and open it up..

its possible that the gears were just misaligned.

got mine fixed.. 

Posted on Oct 19, 2007


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