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Lens protective cover won't close after I dropped it.

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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: 1) Try blowing lots of compressed air around the lens cover to clean the mechanism. Or use a hair dryer for a few seconds (don't want to heat up the camera). Use no heat mode if possible. 2) Slide a thin strip of paper between the lens cover shutters and the outer support ring. Work it around 360 degres to clear out any debris that may be in there. 3) With the lens barrel extended and pointed downward, tap the lens barrel with a pencil while you extend and retract the lens by powering the camera on and off. Repeat the above three steps several times. If repeated tries don't work (keeping in mind that it usually does), it then may be necessary to open the lens barrel to access the lens cover mechanism.

You can open the lens barrel up to fiix the covers, but only as a very last resort. The above procedures normally work if you try them enough. But for those particularly nasty stuck mechanisms, here's an example repair on a Canon Powershot A400 (do this at your own risk, and it will void your warranty):

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

Posted on Jun 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Lens cover will not close

YES, BUT THAT IS A JOB THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE PROFESSIONALLY, DUE TO THE ALIGNMENT OF THE LENSES AND THE POWER DRIVE FEATURES. IF YOU GOOGLE CANON POWERSHOT A620 REPAIR SERVICE, YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO GET A PRICE QUOTE BEFORE YOU SEND THE CAMERA IN FOR REPAIR. IS IT JUST THE COVER THAT NEEDS REPLACED OR THE LENS? THE COVER MIGHT JUST NEED TO BE CLEANED GOOD WITH AIR TO START WORKING AGAIN? WORTH A TRY. IF I CAN HELP MORE, REPLY TO:

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Posted on Nov 06, 2008

t00nz
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SOURCE: Lens cover stuck

If you're careful this problem is a relatively easy fix for many digital cameras. The design of the lens cover mechanism is usually simple and very similar throughout camera brands. Here's an example fix for a Canon A400 with similar problems:

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

Posted on Nov 10, 2007

t00nz
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SOURCE: Lens cover sticks closed.

If you're careful this problem is a relatively easy fix for many digital cameras. The design of the lens cover mechanism is usually simple and very similar throughout camera brands. Here's an example fix for a Canon A400 with similar problems:

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

Posted on Nov 10, 2007

t00nz
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SOURCE: My canon A520 lens cover don't open

This may help:

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

Posted on Mar 15, 2008

Hacklet
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SOURCE: The lens cover won't close when powered off

I am loath to suggest hitting it hard (which is what I usually do to mine!) but one solution that tends to work well on the TZ3 is to pop the end of a shop-vac over it when it's turned on. This will **** out any gunk that has got in there that may be blocking it.

Posted on Jul 13, 2009

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