Question about Cameras
You haven't said what the fault is with his camera, but it's most likely that his camera 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 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. Although the article mentions Canon a few times, the advice applies equally to all cameras with lens errors and is not model-specific.
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Posted on Oct 08, 2010
The lens is stuck when trying to start the camera -
In many cameras the lens is moved through a tiny right-angle gear having a counterhold that is fixed with a tiny screw. That screw can loosen and fall out - and the lens is then stuck.
When the lens is stuck find a place with absolute silence and gently shake the camera close to an ear. Maybe you can hear a faint noise from the loose screw and maybe not - the screw is very tiny.
Now decide whether you will do it yourself or not. Any warranty is lost if you open the camera yourself. I have successfully done the below repair on a Casio EX-S10 - a camera in the size of a business card.
Make sure you have the right tools - mostly tiny screwdrivers that fit the screws in the camera and a pair of tweezers. Use a clean surface for the opening of the camera - could be a large sheet of white paper. Gently open the front of the camera and locate the right-angle gear. If that gear is in good order - no loose counterhold - try to find the tiny object that blocks the lens and remove it. Be very gentle and very carefull.
If the counterhold is loose find the tiny screw and clean it then using a needle fill the threads of the screw with a tiny drop of "Locktite" or a similar type of glue. "Open" the gear and move the lens to its resting position. Then close the gear and fasten the counterhold correctly and reassemble the camera. Try to start the camera again and if it works let it - if possible - rest an hour or two before you use it again to let the glue harden. If it still doesnt work consider changing the battries.
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