Question about Canon PowerShot A630 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Broken lens cover **RESUBMITTED to Corrected Camera Type**

The cover for the lens on this camera is 4 small segments that slide back from the center of the lens when the camera is turned on. Our toddler grabbed the closed camera, with fingers on the lens cover, and 1 of the 2 larger segments broke off of the cover. One of the 2 very small segments, located in the bottom corner, that would normally slide off the lens with this missing segment, remains on the lens when the camera is on. I think it's possible that this piece broke off as well, and it's only jammed into that corner, since it's positioned differently than its undamaged counterpart.
Bad idea to try removing that small piece?
We had already begun plans to upgrade to a digital slr when this happened, so I'm thinking we just deal with a lens that isn't covered completely until we get the new one in our hands.

Appreciate your thoughts, love the blog.
Thank you!

Posted by on

  • mcdiscard Jun 04, 2009

    I will give this a try, thank you very much!

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Canon Master
  • 4,738 Answers

It's not really a problem if the lens cover isnt there. The following actually shows how to repair a broken lens cover. But have a feeling yours may be damaged beyond repair, so the next option is removal of the shutters. Be careful that you don't get any of the rubbing alcohol that's spoken of in the following procedures on the lens itself.

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

Posted on Jun 04, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do I correct lens cover error?


nikon coolpix s52 lens cover error Questions & Answers ...

www.fixya.com > Forum > Tags
Nikon COOLPIX S51 Digital Camera When I turn the camera on the lens cover willnot slide open. The screen displays a message that say "Lens Cover Error!

Nikon COOLPIX S52 Digital Camera - Fixya

www.fixya.com/support/p926575-nikon_coolpix_s52_digital_camera
Recent Nikon COOLPIX S52 Digital Camera questions, problems & answers. Free expert DIY tips, support, ... How do I correct lens cover error? Nikon COOLPIX.

Fixing a nikon S52 camera lens cover?? PLEASE HELP!!!? ' Yahoo Answers

https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid...
Apr 4, 2011 - ... broke my lens cover on my nikon coolpix s52. when i try to turn it on it says Lens cover error and has a ... Can i fix it myself? What would be the approximate cost of repairs? ... How to fix Nikon Coolpix L6 digital camera lens?

Lens Error message ' Nikon Knowledgebase


Aug 31, 2015 | Nikon COOLPIX S52 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Fuji finepix s3100has no power even with new batteries


I have this problem also with Fuji Z90 model.
Problem is fixed and focus now working ok.
Camera is fall down and after when camera was started giving sound click click from focus big motor and error on screen Focus error
Focus ( lens ) was open ( small cover on top bellow sticker ) Small "snail" gear is taked out . Two sliding segment adjusted for focus ( upper full up and lower full down - beware about spring inside below this focus pins )and snail is inserted back. Camera started and focus start working. I need to make small adjustment . Reason when camera is started picture is not clear and before using camera i need to do full zoom in and back zoom out. After this picture is crystal clear and all working ok.

Dec 17, 2012 | Fuji FinePix S304 Digital Camera

2 Answers

Getting an zoom error on my fuji film finepix z90, what can i do?


Lens errors (zoom errors on Fuji's) are fairly common. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended ... Unfortunately, many cameras that fall prey to lens error problems can only be corrected by professional repair. But, here are some last resort troubleshooting steps that you can try that may correct it. They only seem to work for less than 40% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty (or repair cost approaches that of the camera), they're worth that try.

Jun 25, 2011 | Fuji FinePix S304 Digital Camera

1 Answer

How can I remove upper back cover? the one with camera lens.


You have a small rectangular button at the bottom center kindly press it and slide the cover towards the bottom the bottom cover will be removed.

Sep 22, 2010 | Nokia 6730 classic Cell Phone

1 Answer

I have a olympus 400 mju camera i cannot seem to get the lens back in to close the cover now i have fitted a new battery


This normally happens when dirt or dust particles get caught between the lens segments. Check for this. If you can't do it yourself, take it to the nearest authorized service center.

Jan 06, 2009 | Olympus MJU 400 Digital Camera

9 Answers

Lens cover stuck open


I recently had the lens cover stick partly open.  There are 4 segments to the lens cover, and if we number them from the top, number 2 was not closing.
I gently flicked the segments a few times, in case there was a grain of dirt causing it to stick (although the camera has never been in a dirty or dusty environment).  This caused the lens cover to close fully each time, but now it would not open fully, segment 1 would not open, although it would stay open if moved by finger.
Anyway, after a bit of fiddling, I got it working properly again.  The way that the lens cover appears to work is that only segments 2 and 3 are pushed open or shut by springs, segments 1 and 4 are pushed open and shut by tiny tabs that catch on segments 2 and 3.  If the segments somehow get pushed out of alignment, then they either bind (causing the cover not to shut), or they get disconnected (causing the cover not to open fully.
Now I am not sure exactly what I did to get the mechanism form the stuck open state to the not opening state, but from there the way to fix it is to:
-With the lens open...
- Hold segment 2 in the closed position with firm finger pressure (which will tend to push it towards the lens).
- Push segment 1 towards the open position until you can see that it has cleared the edge of segment 2.
- Lift segment 2 way from the lens so that it will rub past segment 1 as you...
- Move segment 1 to the open position.
- Repeat if necessary to get the technique right.

I can't provide any guarantees, and I am not about to repeat the excercise on my camera, but it was a lot easier than sending it off for repair.

Dec 12, 2007 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Digital Camera

7 Answers

Camera doesn't recognize lens cover...


I rednecked the crap out of mine. I pulled off the slide cover and placed a small piece of paper clip in the area of the copper to make a permanent contact. Then duct taped it secure and then cover the whole slide mechanism. I would not recommend this method but it worked.

Apr 28, 2007 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T5 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Camera won't open at all


"My toddler may have done something with it.. but I'm not sure what!" Does the camera power down after it tries to open the lens? If the camera was dropped with the lens extended, then chances are that the lens is bent which would prevent the lens from opening. Was something spilled on it? This might be your problem too. Try sliding in a small piece of paper around the lens and see if you can free it up and get it to come out. If it does, wipe down the outside of the lens with a damp cloth (but not the optical glass!) and use a dry cloth to remove any moisture before retracting the lens. Hope this helps! Good luck!

Apr 04, 2007 | Casio Exilim EX-Z55 Digital Camera

4 Answers

Lens will not retract


In my case, there was dust in the switches that sense the cover movement.
  1. Close the sliding door and wait until the lens is drown inside (timeout).
  2. Open the screws that secure the front cover.
  3. Remove the sliding door covering the lens. There is no trick (hidden screws etc) so just use the force. The door is mounted by two-sided tape and adhesive.
  4. Remove the front cover. This is also mounted by two-sided tape / adhesive in the center, so you have to be a bit brave.
  5. The sliding door rails and the movement sensors are now visible. Clean all dirt.
  6. Try the door functionality.
  7. Mount the front cover after the lens works as it should. Close the screws.
  8. Mount the sliding door.

May 27, 2006 | Konica Minolta DiMAGE G400 Digital Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Canon PowerShot A630 Digital Camera Logo

370 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Canon Cameras Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

TC CAMERA REPAIR.Com...

Level 2 Expert

168 Answers

old marine
old marine

Level 3 Expert

1923 Answers

Are you a Canon Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...