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Ixus 400 ei8 after water damage lens stuck !

Water damage ixus 400

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  • markymarksf Jul 14, 2009

    lens is fully out - motor turns ...

    ta for 'elp ....

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If the camera still works ....but the problem is the lents do not came out ...its either the engine or just needs to be cleaned and a little fine mechanism oil ...the kind used on sewing machines..:P...
if you can her the noise made by the little engine that drives the lents ..it means that they are just stuck..and opening it with care and oiling it carefully and not too much will solve ...but from water ..that little bugger might be fried...

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Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.

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Try hitting your camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of your hand.

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