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Canon ixus 2 aps camera

Haven`t used it for years. opened film compartment by mistake, enough power in battery to partially rewind film, then stopped. put in new battery (CR2), display flashing ok but no response from buttons and can`t open film compartment. what to do eh?

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If there is enough ambient light then the flash doesn't need to be at full power. The noise could be the lens focussing.

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SOURCE: Minolta X370 film loading problem.

Hi, check the camera set in auto /manually in auto function, check battery might drain the current , dis engage camera to lense to release the mirror by pressing button beside lense , turn lense in left or right .

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This is Canan Elph2/ İxus II User Manual.
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SOURCE: User Manual for a Canon Ixus 3 Aps Camera

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