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Lens cover slide stuck closed

Is there a "lock" on the slide cover I don't know about?

The lens cover slide is stuck close in such a way it feels locked?

Any suggestions?

I am not about the lens its self..just the sliding cover.

Thanks

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  • shetravels Mar 09, 2008

    Thank you for the suggestion..I gave it a go but sadly it is still not moving...

    Anyone else?


  • Herb Vassar Aug 18, 2008

    I took several pictures with my s70 with no problem. later in the day when I wanted to take some more the lens cover is stuck closed. Tech support at Canon told me to remove the battery and memory card for 20 minutes and then put them back and try to take a picture. If the lens cover dosent open the camera wont turn on the battery has nothing to do with the cover. They want $119.00 to fix or I can upgrade to a rebuilt for more money.

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Had an S50 that the slide cover came off the rails after the warranty ran out, contacted Canon and they upgraded me to the S70 for $150, had to ship the S50 to them for exchange and that was several years ago and haven't had any problems with the S70, however the pictures were better on the S50. My Daughter has the S60 and her pictures are better. I don't like the sliding on off feature.

Posted on Jul 14, 2008

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Take a butter knife and slide it where the crease is. move the close/open button till it open it could just be stuck due to moisture. Hope this helps.

Posted on Mar 09, 2008

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