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Same problem with my Cannon Power Shot and it's only a month old.

Lens is stuck........I was shooting beach pictures I think some sand got in the lens. How do I fix this. I brought it back to where I bought it and they needed the receipt which I cannot find.

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I do not want you to break this anymore then its already so I would refer you to a camera shop to have it cleaned out. But in genral you need a can of compresed treated air open up the camera and give it a couple shots of air in the lens assy this would clean it out and unstick the lens.

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