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Canon Powershot A520 FROZEN

My camera looks like it would be on, the lens is open but the screen is black. I hold down the on button but only the green light will blink and nothing else happens.

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  • Anonymous Jun 10, 2008

    Lens is stuck open.  Camera will not start normally.   Lens parts are not parallel anymore.


  • moekel Jun 20, 2008

    My camera will turn on but the screen just has the Canon logo! The lens is in the open position but it won't zoom or close. I can't playback the pictures in the camera or even turn the camera off! It will eventually turn off by itself but I don't know what to do. I tried blowing it out with compressed air but no results - please help.

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Refer to this website, dedicated to the problems that have beleaguered you. http://blogs.yucs.org/~dwallach/2004/08/canon_e18_error_repair_instruc.html

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