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Protective lense shutter is stuck partially closed, causing black corners in the photos. How do I fix this, or remove the shutter completely?

My Canon A610 has a lense with the protective shutter will not close, it is stuck partially closed and causes black spots on the outside of the photos. How do I remove the shutters, or remove the lense to repair it?

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This blog post outlines repair procedures for stuck lens covers. An A400 is used as an example. But for the A610, you might want to extend your zoom all the way out before removing the camera's batteries. Note that the A610 has four shutter leaves instead of two, so pay particular attention how they're assembled if you remove the lens ring. Also you'll be applying the ring loosening rubbing alcohol around the barrel's perimeter instead of the front as shown in the procedures. One other thing, try not to get any alcohol on the lens itself:

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

Good luck, and remember to do this only as a very last resort (try the other listed procedures first). Oh, and if you do decide to try the repair, please post how it went.

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