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Have a canon a430 that has lens problems sometime does not close hold it up to a bright lite it will close .sometimes it does not focus a brite lite will start it focusing

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  • larry stevenson Jun 26, 2009

    thanks for the help ,not sure if it will keep working but sofar so good thanksagain larry

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Hello my friend regarding on your problem there could be many things wrong with this. I really would say that the best idea is to send it back to canon if it is under warranty or being it to a camera service shop if the warranty has expired. I would many to suggest anything that would possibly damage the camera more or void your warranty. But if you decided to fix it by your self then you can visit this link i provided you. This link demonstrating on how to open your camera without destroying of damaging the parts of your camera. Kindly click this link: Fix cannon A430 this link has similar problem with your camera bout lens. So after you can open your camera you can clean and check the parts of your camera that might be the possibilities of making your camera not fully functional. Kindly check the lens connection if it is properly connected or the censors and also you can try and test your camera by turning it on and observe if their something not good activity going on in your camera inside. 

But i strongly suggest/recommend that to prevent your camera from damaging further, please find a camera service shop in your place to fix it for you or you can return it to your supplier to fix and maybe replace new one.
Hope this suggestion/Recommendation or solution helps answer your proble/concern regading on your problem. If you need more assistance just reply to this post or contact me as soon as possbile and i am very much willing and eager to provide your with answers that helps your problem as best as i can.  If you find this solution/Recommendation/Suggestion useful please rate this one.  Thank you and godbless my friend.

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http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2009/05/simple-fix-for-stuck-shutter.html

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I had a similar problem with my powershot A430 recently. I took it to a canon service center and they identified the problem as "shutter unit problem". My cam was under warranty so they fixed it for free and also replaced my lens (even though i didnt ask for it!). :-)
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