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Lens out, will not turn on.

Hey. I have a Canon Powershot A620. I put in full changed batteries in my camera. The lens is out and will not go back in. The camera will not turn on. It happen yesterday. I turned it on and turned it to video. then it turned off and the lens stayed out. HELP ME!!!!
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  • thonas May 05, 2008

    Same exact problem, but I also got a E18 error code on screen before it crapped out entirely

  • gojo1 May 24, 2008

    Lense came out did not go back in and now I have an error lense message to restart and this does nothing. camera won't work. I have had this camera since christmas and work fine until today Cannon PowerShot 560.



    Any help wou be appreciated

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Here are some simple things to try first for a camera that won't power on. They won't work for every case, but they're worth a try:
http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/simple-fix-for-dead-cameras-that-wont.html

If the above didn't work, then consider the following:
http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

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