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Lens Cover Not Opening, Flash Only Occasionally working

I have the Canon PowerShot A75. I have been experiencing problems with the lens cover not fully opening (or not opening at all) and with the flash only occasionally going off.

I have to tap the lens covers to get them to open about 9 times out of 10 that I use the camera.

I am also having problems with the flash. Even with new batteries, it only goes off occasionally. If I don't have the flash on, the pictures are often blurry and crummy. With it on, if the flash isn't working, it won't take a picture at all. I have cycled through the flash options trying to get it to work, and that doesn't seem to help.

My camera is about three years old. Could this simply be a factor of age and wear or is there something I can do to remedy these problems?

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  • jmjimmymac Apr 20, 2008

    My problem is very similar. The lens never fully retracts nor fully opens. Its normal position is about a quarter inch out from the closed position. When I press the power button once, the lens extends about an eighth of an inch. When I depress it again, it extends about another eighth. When I depress it a third time, the lens retracts to its original position. Each time the little green light lights up for about a half a second.

    I can get the lens to retract fully (and close) if I manually push it back on the third press. Then it's back to business as usual, with the eighth, eighth, etc.

    I also noticed that after a few minutes, the bottom side of the camera (just to the left of the tripod mounting slot) becomes warm.

    I bought it at a yard sale, so I wasn't expecting much, but if there's a solution, would you please pass it on.

    I also tried the bumping method, with no success.




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