Question about Canon PowerShot SD990 IS / Digital IXUS 980 IS Digital Camera
I have a Cannon powershot A550 digital camera, my brother dropped it and the lens is half open and half closed. whenever I startup my camera the screeen displays a message that says, "lens error. restart camera". I have also run out of warranty and i don't wanna pay for the repair. Please tell me a possible solution to fix my camera.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Canon A550 and A560 have the same body and most of the internal parts, including lens assembly are the same. Canon won't sell individual parts within the lens assembly. There could be two possiblities. One is (unlikely) that the lens assembly components have been knocked off from their position. The other is that because of a knock, or dropping the camera, the gears in the gearbox of the lens assembly are broken. These gears are the same as the ones in A530/A540, and are available from ebay for $12.50 including shipping. Checkout my site for how to open up the camera and the lens assembly to replace these:
For A550 and A560, if you take it to the professional repair shop, it might not be cost effective, since it might cost around $90. Canon does not sell gears, so they might have to replace the entire lens assembly. The new camera is available these days for around $140.
Posted on Feb 17, 2008
Here's the support site for your camera. Click on the "Downloads and Drivers" tab, select your operating system, and then download the appropriate driver for your system (note some OS don't require a driver.
You can also download the "Zoombrowser" program here, but it's 72 megs, and might take a while.
Posted on Feb 23, 2008
Manually rotating sensor rotor inside camera and cleaning gear fixed the Canon "lens error" for me.
I placed instructions with photo's here: http://www.avh.dds.nl/Fix-Canon-SD600-Lens-Error/
Posted on Mar 08, 2008
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