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The lens cover will not open and close all the way.

When I turn on the camera, the automatic lens cover only opens about half-way, so when i talk a picture there are 2 black areas at the top and bottom of the picture. When I turn off the camera, The lens covers stay where they are and don't close. Any idea how to fix them, to make them open and close completely?

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The lens covers are spring loaded. Over time, the springs get weak and or dust makes it difficult for them to opem/close. Get a toothpick and with the camera off, carefully nudge/excercise the doors so that the begin tooperate smoothly. Do not scratch the lens and never use a metal object that close to the lens.

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To open them completely simply push them with your finger. try doing so also when closing them. i have the same issue sometimes.

Posted on Sep 23, 2009

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