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Canon sliding lens cover door

Need shaft with two pinions.

Need service manual info for,powershot shot s50 sliding lens cover door replacement,mechanical parts.Electronic parts and
diagrams.I have disected to by pass power switch,was working for a 
while but now im getting nutskins would appreciate it if some one has
this info thanks so very much
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  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2008

    Hi. I have the same problem. The sliding door opens, but the camera does not turn on. I can still use the camera by sliding the lens cover open, than going into picture view mode and than turning it off. Than the lens mechanism comes out and can make pictures again. Turning it off is of course could be done only by letting the camera power itself done. Than the lens cover can be closed again. Looks like there is some mechanical problem with the sliding door. I would appreciate if someone give me a link to a service manual for Canon PowerShot S50, so I could fix this camera myself.

  • SirV Jun 08, 2008

    Once the S50 cover is open it often refuses to move when trying to shut it. Sometimes a little fiddling and rocking will get the cover to close. At other times a grinding noise is heard (not good I know) when I am exert force to try and close the door.

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I have been having the same problem. Once opened, the sliding door will not close and the lens won't retract. But I have found that if you plug the camera into a computer via a USB, the lens then retracts enabling you to close the lens cover.
I'm still trying to find a way to fix this problem, since this is a great camers and still takes fantastic pictures.

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