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Lens stays zoomed out, no error messages

Hi, after using my PowerShot A460 only a couple of times, the lens automatically zooms in when I turn it on, and I can't zoom out. The lens retracts properly when I turn it off, though.

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I'm sure it's broken(the camera) take it to a service and get it fixed....

Posted on Jun 12, 2008

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If this camera is under warranty you should carry it to the Canon Care Center they will replace the Zoom lens unit of your camera, or you need to get it replaced on payable basis as the lens has some strucking problem.
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You have either experienced a lens error or your zoom dial is broken (both usually caused by some sort of impact damage, but which can be spontaneously occuring).

Look for an error message on your camera's LCD screen such as "E18," or "lens error restart camera." If you do not see a lens error but simply cannot retract your zom lens (go into wide angle mode) via the zoom lever then it simply maybe a broken command dial. Either way, however, you will need to have the camera serviced in all likelihood. Call tech support at 1-800-828-4040 M-F from 8 am to 12 midnight EST and Saturdays until 8 pm EST. Hope this helps.

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