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I DROPPED THE POWERSHOTA560 CAMERA AND NOW THE LENS

I WAS TAKING PICS AND I DROPPED THE POWERSHOTA560 CAMERA IN THE STREET AND NOW THE LENS DOES NOT OPEN TOTALLY AND THE CAMERA SAYS RESTART CAMERA LENS ERROR. AND WHEN I SHUT OFF THE CAM THE LENS IS STILL 2-3" OPEN help me plzzzz

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Lens errors 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 ...

Here's some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for less than 50% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

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