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Dirt jammed in lens barrel area

I slipped in some mud on a hill had camera on and it landed face into gritty mud as will as my self. camera was on so lens was out i tried to wipe most off very quickly but i had mud on me . problem came when camera went into auto shut off, lens retracted with some muddy grit. after that i turned on and cleaned up but could hear some scraping in side from the sand. after 3-4 retractions it's stuck out and when you turn on you can hear it keep trying to do something but its stuck and wont move in. camera is not operable now. can the otter shroud of the lens be removed to see if any sand could be removed. i've already tried to slide a this stiff card strip up there to dislodge sand particles. lens also has 3 small scratches.

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  • staxman Jun 10, 2008

    I have a very similar prob.



    Think I'll have a go at taking of the housing and havng a look. It is out of warranty. Unable to find a dismantle instuction on the net

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Hello Dear,
Both of you are required to take your camera to a Canon Care Centre or an expert and get the camera cleaned thoroughly, once all the dirt is removed the camera will work fine but this is not possible at your place.
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Posted on Jun 11, 2008

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