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It fell into a sand at home and then the lens or that round silver part that comes in and out got stucked.

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If the set is not working then it can be damaged with possible sand within. So before you can use the camera it is important to have it cleaned out properly so that ir repairable damage is not done.

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As you have dropped your camera due to that lens barrel (focusing ring) is not able extend, Your camera need to be disassembled to get at the focusing ring at Service Center but you can try these solution.


  • What you can try to do is spray some compressed AIR into the lens to try to free up any sand or dust that may have worked its way in. If that doesn't help, you can gently bump the camera to try to free the focusing ring.

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Good luck and have a nice day.

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My guess is that the lens has some sand in it. You might just want to open the lens as much as possible and give it a good cleaning with rubbing alcohol on a cotton swab as well as blowing it out with canned air. I know it seams kinda nuts, but if cleaning it doesn't work try to manually push the lens in slightly to free up some stuck sand. Also, you could tap the camera on a hard surface with a small piece of fabric under it to try to knock out some more of the sand.
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What you need to do is to hold you camera on your right hand, with the lens facing downwards. Then turn the camera on as you gently hit it with your left palm. Do this several times until the sand comes out and your lens could retract out again.

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Sorry to hear that shivamfc. You are an unfortunate Canon user with the unlucky results of digital camera + sand = dead.

To make the camera to work again, you need to be sure to remove the sand that got inside the lens mechanism, unfortunately that is a serious repair and I don't think it can be done by the user.

Perhaps you can contact the manufacturer to see if they have a good solution for you or at least they are kind enough to provide you a rebate is you have to buy a new one.

Some people having trouble with lens mechanism (in cheaper cameras) are "fixing" this issue banging the camera (as this is already unusable) and a few of them are lucky enough to get it working again.

The first idea that comes to my mind is to use compressed air and try to remove any sand particles but I'm not sure that will fix it, also, the CCD can be damaged trying this.

The best recommendation that I can give to you is to contact the manufacturer for solutions.

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