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Was shooting with Canon PowerShot S3 IS and the lens won't retract,screen says lens error,restart camera. I have restarted camera, changed batteries etc... still nothing. You can hear a clicking sound like something should be happening, but it won't retract.

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  • rebatbc Feb 08, 2010

    No, It was set up inside on a tripod. Had just taken 2 shots and was getting ready for a third when lens wouldn't retract.

  • david williams May 11, 2010

    did your cam drop at anytime?

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According to what you were doing there is a possiblity that its jus sand or someting that got caught in the lens. please take it to the neariest repair shop to get it cleaned/ checked.

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The lens mechanism had probably got some dust, sand or grit jamming it and stopping it from retracting. Sadly the lens will be difficult to repair yourself as it needs to be completly stripped from the camera. Find a good repair shop and get a quote locally.

Posted on Feb 08, 2010

  • Adam Peake Feb 09, 2010

    Thats fine but the dust or sand etc can get in any time and only move ito a position that will lock the lens when you focus.

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