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Inoperable When click camera "on", the lens protrudes only slightly, goes no further and I cannot see an image either through viewfinder or screen; the orange indicator light does not illuminate. Sometimes I hear the camera motor working, but nothing happens with the lens.. When I press "off", camera recedes normally. When I move the lever to view, green light illuminates and I'm able to view previous photos normally. I would greatly appreciate response promptly, since there are some beautiful shots I want to take after a snowfall now. Thanks.

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The Zoom mechanizim is faulty- this is a shop repair job.
The other possible cause is failing or incorrect battery type.
Either will not deliver enough power to operate the lens.
So check battery condition/type.
IF OK Check Canon for repair/replacement[if still with Warranty]

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