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Lens was hit with a pillow (my kid's camera)

Lens was hit by a pillow while extended and will not retract. Tried removing batteries and replacing them, not effect. Nothing shows on screen except "Cannon" logo when powering on. Any ideas what we can do? Thanks!

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

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

Posted on Dec 25, 2007

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