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My PowerShot A620 lens isn't working

I have a PowerShot A620 Canon digital camera. After a trip to the beach the lens shutter stopped shutting down, I manage to shut it down by my finger. It worked this way for couple of weeks then the screen became completely black (as if the camera is off) and when I take a picture, I get a completely black picture. Is the lens got damaged? if yes, is there a way I can fix it myself?

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Don't even try unless you know what you are doing - you can get a nasty belt off a charged flash capacitor (around 300volts) - the lens is more than likely clogged up with sand, this will wear the sliding tracks in the zoom very quickly and will render it useless.
You can buy new lens assemblies (Colchester Camera Repairs) but the cost will be high, around £80.00 just for the part.

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This is a common error message for many Canon camera models. It is most often caused by the lens getting stuck by either damage to the lens mechanism, or something got stuck in the lens (i.e. sand). One thing you could try is blowing compressed air into the side of the lens to try and dislodge whatever is stuck in the lens mechanism. If this doesn't work I would have it looked at by an authorized service technician. I hope this helps!

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