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A550 Lens Error

I am getting this Lens Error problem and comsequently, the camera keeps on turning off and i am unable to upload my pictures to my computer. If anyone can help me please do because i really need these pictures and it will take more than a wek to be repaired if i send it to Canon

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Re: A550 Lens Error

The following blog outlines some repair options for a lens error:

Posted on Dec 23, 2007

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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 ...

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as far as i think VISTA is not compailant with the CANON software. since vista s a latest version CANON will have to release a new version of its software for VISTA.
so this must be requested with CANON.

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