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Focusing wont work after dropping

Powershot s500 my son dropped the camera and at first the zoom would not retract...i finally fixed that but now none of my pictures will focus...is it doomed????

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    same problem,some times it says e18 and beeps

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Probably the lens inside is damaged or the mechanism which moves the lens is damaged. Focus works with a moving mechanism which moves the lens back and forth.

Posted on Oct 08, 2007

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