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Camera will not open. get display of last photo.

Camera will not open. Even on Camera setting I get display of last photo or the last display I had. Photo display functions menu etc. all work.

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  • davsi Oct 02, 2009

    I replied to your email. The problem is that the camera refuses to open. I.e the lens stays closed and retracted and Imget display mode. This appears to function OK. Regards David Addison


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It sounds like camera got ccd imager failure problem so it does not show you live view to take pictures.
There are number of Canon camera models has similar problem and Canon offers free of cost repair for same problem, click Canon CCD Imager Advisory and check with Canon if they can fix it in free of cost scheme.

If problem is different then let me know with bit detail.

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    Shahid Electronics Oct 02, 2009

    I replied to your email. The problem is that the camera refuses to
    open. I.e the lens stays closed and retracted and Imget display mode.
    This appears to function OK. Regards David Addison

    Thanks for update, above said symptoms shows problem in lens drive circuit and possible cause would be misaligned/ broken gears/grooves in lens mechanism.
    Qualified camera tech or nearest Canon service center can fix it properly.


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