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CANON A520 WHEN I POWER ON THE LENS COMES OUT PUT THE SHUTTER ON OPENS HALF WAY I HAVE TO JUST TOUCH IT AN IT WILL OPEN

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  • emmm Nov 08, 2007

    I have the same problem with the A620 model and it is out of warranty.

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This is a known problem with the camera.  If it is under warranty, contact Canon. 

Posted on Oct 28, 2007

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My daughter dropped our A520. The power comes on for a second and then shuts down. The lens is stuck open. Is this worth fixing?


I had this problem once. The lens was stuck open and the power would not go on. I took out the storage card and the lens retracted.

Aug 23, 2010 | Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera

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When i switch on lens comes out and opens but


One of three things. First try pressing the DISP or DISPLAY button on the back of your camera. If that didn't correct the problem, read on.
Second potential issue, if your camera's a Canon, and if your camera is in the following list, it's likely a CCD problem. Please see this link.
Applicable cameras include: A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S230, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110, IXUS V2/V3/300/400/430/500/II/IIs, IXY Digital 200a/300a/320/400/450/500/30/30a
But if your camera was not listed above, 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, 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.

May 03, 2010 | Canon Cameras

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Canon Powershot A510 black screen when taking photos


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, 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 the following for further info and a simple fix that may help:
http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2009/05/simple-fix-for-stuck-shutter.html

Jun 20, 2009 | Canon PowerShot A510 Digital Camera

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Shutter Opens Partially


This is a common problem for the A520 (it happens on mine sometimes). Recommend trying only the simple fixes listed on the following web page, but do not recommend opening the front cover which is also listed here. The A520 is a little tricky getting back together.

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/repair-of-stuck-lens-covers.html

May 17, 2008 | Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera

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My canon A520 lens cover don't open


lens opens about 25% . Will not close back.

Mar 15, 2008 | Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera

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Shutter cover opens partially in power shot A520


brother the camera gear system has got problems it seems. it happens due to misplacement of gears inside it.
even tough u can do it manually dont take risk of doing it manually untill u have full knowledge of internal parts. am from chenai. here in our service centre it costs around 1800 rupees for servicing it. so better take it to service centre.

Dec 23, 2007 | Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera

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Two different Canon A520 problems.


hey guys. there is no solution that you can do it for yourself. the best solution i can give for you is take it to service centre. here in india we get charged nearly 1800rupees for servicing the lens portions.

Nov 21, 2007 | Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera

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Shutter door does not open automatically


Hello, just recently ran into the same problem. What is the best way to get spring out of there. Slight manual pressure isn't working.

May 06, 2007 | Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera

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Lens shutter


this is a problem in the lens mechanic. i guess it has taken some kind of a hit, and something broke up. anyway, its a very delicate mechanism, i would give it to a repair shop and not mess with it myself.

Feb 22, 2006 | Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera

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