Question about Canon PowerShot A710 IS Digital Camera
Your camera almost certainly has a lens error. This
is such a common fault that I hope you don't mind me pasting my stock
generic answer below. No point in reinventing the wheel!
Stuck lenses (in your case a stuck lens cover which is a less serious variation of the same fault) are probably the most common reason that compact digital cameras get thrown away, but there's a fair chance of recovering use of your camera again
The fault is commonly caused by dirt or grit blocking the mechanism, or due to it having suffered a recent fall. Another common cause is that the camera was in a pocket or bag and the power button accidentally activated and tried to open the lens against resistance. The mechanism may have simply become dislodged or there may be parts which have broken.
If your camera is still under warranty and has definitely not been subject to misuse then contact the Canon service department in your country to find out about a free repair. If the warranty has expired though a professional repair will far exceed the cost of replacing your camera. You will therefore have nothing to lose by trying to fix this yourself.
Please click here and you will be taken to an excellent article provided by the Camera Repair website. For the most part, you'll be guided on how to physically manipulate your camera to try and clear the fault.
If the link doesn't work then cut and paste the following address into your browser:-
Good luck, I hope you manage to use this information to fix your camera. Please take a moment to rate the free answer I have provided for you.
Posted on Sep 30, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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