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The lens opens just barely

When the camera is turned on. This came on very suddenly. Any way of solving this?

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  • hannahof Sep 12, 2009

    Alas, I was hoping for something I could do myself. In the meantime, I was able to open the shutter, which seemed to have just gotten stuck. It now opens and closes but leaves a very slight gap when closed. Obviously, something mechanical interfered with the mechanism of the shutter (I was using the camera shooting multiple photos in quick succession when it happened) and was not anything to do with the lens, which seems undamaged. I think I'll keep this nice little camera (which gave me so many excellent pictures) for a while longer.

    Thanks for taking the trouble to answer though. I'll be checking both craig's list and ebay for another camera in the not too distant future.

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If the batteries are good then I am sorry to say that this is generally not a problem that you fix yourself. Hopefully the camera still has a warranty. If so, take it to Canon for repair. If not, call the Canon repair center to find out how much they charge to repair it. There is usually a flat fee for service depending on the model, but generally about 1/3 to 1/2 of replacing it. I suggest trying Ebay- you can usually pick up a new or refurbished camera for the same cost of repairing an old one.

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