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Lens is stuck on camera.  it won't retract - Canon PowerShot SX100 IS Digital Camera

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  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2007

    when the power is switched onthe lens comes out and the sign on the screen reads, switch power off and on again, when i do this the lens does not retract even though the power is off.

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2007

    when the power is switched on the lens comes out , a sign appears, turn power off and on again, the lens does not retract, even when the power is off,

  • FixitMOMS Jan 15, 2008

    Same problem here the lens wont retract but a little bit, but to add i get a message lense error and the camera switches off. what goes with this anyone know.. its my sons camera, hes great with it and enjoys pic taking at his age of 17. IM SICK, I got it for his birthday and he saved no reciept or packaging.. HELP.. any camera buff there that may know a solution that i may do other than try to take it into a shop and have them rip me to tell me they cant fix it..

    MOM IN NEED OF CAMERA HELP

  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2008

    me too only the red on light flashes thats it!

  • oppa Mar 21, 2008

    My lens is stuck; it doesnt get out. I received the message turn the power off and on again; I try and try on and off again but the lens keeps stuck.

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This is an entirely hardware issue......Please immediately visit any nearest service centre...

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When the power is switched on the lens does not come out. The screen reads ZOOM ERROR.

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I don't know your model, but a refurb lens can usually be installed for about $75 including return shipping. You should check the replacement cost of a used camera and see which is cheaper in the long run.

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