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Partly open lens

The Canon Power Shot A 540 has a lens that will not open all the way.  It shows a diagonal shot on the screen.  I tried changing batteries but that wasn't the problem. Today, when I tried to use the camera, the lens cover would only open a fraction of the way. I tried replacing batteries but it did not help. Suggestions? . . .

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  • mmessbarger Mar 31, 2008

    The lens fully extends, but the lens cover only opens slightly. When turned back off, the lens retracts and the lens cover fully closes.

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The mechanical part that is trying to open the lens cover is having a problem

Possibly

1. a lodged piece of foreign material

2. A broken piece within the camera is interfering

3. A piece in the camera that helps control the lens or another piece by the lens is out of place

Please check this out if you are comfortable doing so and let me know what comes of it

Thank you

Posted on Mar 31, 2008

  • Benjamin Patri
    Benjamin Patri Mar 31, 2008

    This camera is actually know to have this problem

    You can try holding down the menu button to reset this camera and see if that works or

    you will probably have to contact canon about this and if still under warranty get it fixed for free otherwise it won't be cheap from what I always see. Most likely some gear or lever isn't getting full range of movement. If you need further help let me know but just search for reviews of this camera and you will see that this problem is very common and that it usually has to be sent in. I would probably just get a different camera and return it if I can. Good luck with whatever you decide to do.


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