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Canon powershot A510

The lens cover is stuck open and when I turn it on all it does is go to the screen that is blue and says Canon it then shut off. It will not do anything. It will not even go to the pictures stored on the memory card. I have changed the batteries and still nothing! I have no idea what else to do with it. Can you help?

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  • robbiep Nov 09, 2007

    I have the exact same problem
    I have removed the cameras inbuilt battery and replaced batteries I am now getting a small error code E18

  • magnolia5151 Jan 07, 2008

    i turn on the camera and a blue screen says canon and it beeps about 8 times then shuts off and the lens wont go back in i changed the batteries and i tokk out the memory card and still the same problem

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The following blog outlines some repair options for a lens error:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

Posted on Dec 25, 2007

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SOURCE: Canon Powershot A510 - lens covers stuck

A stuck lens cover is a fairly common problem, but it is normally easy to fix. A single grain of sand jamming the cover mechanism is normally the culprit, and you want to try to dislodge it. There are many non-invasive techniques that people have come up with to accomplish this. Some may be seen on this blog article. You can also open the lens barrel up to fix the covers, but only as a very last resort. The article also gives examples for this type of procedure.

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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.

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well giving it a tap/thump it might have a dry joint ....

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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

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LENS IS JAMMED ON MY Canon A510 PowerShot


pls see these links they will help u

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

http://www.flickr.com/groups/a510/discuss/72157594369867126/

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I was messing around with this today, ended up where it seemed in was working.

Power up, let lens out, then take out batteries. Pry off silver band patiently using fingernails. Then pry off overlying black plastic piece. There are four units underneath, pay attention to how these are put on, mine popped off, but it wasn't too hard to figure out how to put back together. There are pins and holes and kind of fits like a jigsaw. Once off clean with alcohol where you can.

Put batteries back in and open and close a few times. This will help understand movement where pins of lens cover pieces go. When putting these back on make sure camera is in off position.

The lens cover pieces need to be put on so that the pin portion has some resistance. Move one so that it drops in then push up to get other in place. Let them come together and hold these in place.

The two smaller pieces will close the cover. Put the hole of the closer piece over the pin. Then move slightly so you can retract spring with a small instrument and subsequently engages pin on closer. Place top black piece back on, then silver.

This worked for me, hope it does you also! Good luck.

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This sounds like your automatic lens cover on the front of your lens is sticking. If this happens, take a look at the front opening of your lens to confirm this (it's very obvious). If so, try the simple fixes listed here (don't open the front if you can avoid it):

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

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The a70 drops a screw in to the mechanism.

you will need to take the unit apart carefully as it is intricate.

I used a web site to show me but have lost the link.

try looking for cannon A70 problems / erors Etc.

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Press the power button on and hold it down while extending and twisting the telescopic zoom lens. It might fix your problem. In any case it could not make it worse Good luck!

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