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Camera won't turn on and the lens is stuck

The digital camera has its lens jammed outside of the camera - and i have tried to see if i could manouver it back inside...but failed miserably - also the camera won't turn on; when the power button is pressed it displays a "canon" screen with a really high pitched beep and then turns back off. What should i do?

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  • elf-etc Jun 28, 2008

    I have the exact same problem, but I don't get a "canon" screen - just the beep and it won't turn on.

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The lens cannot easily be repaired - they are so fragile it doesn't take much to break them - the camera won't come on properly because it is waiting for the lens to initialise first. suggest a nice friendly repairer or buy another it would be cheaper!!

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