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SD 1100 HAD CAMERA LESS THEN 2 MONTHS,HAVENT DROPPED IT,WAS SHOOTING PHOTOS, TURNED OFF AND LENS WOULD NOT RETRACT

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  • ceedub Jun 20, 2008

    HEY GOOD NEWS ,I GOT THE SD 1000 TO WORK BY PLUGGING IN TO COMPUTER AND STARTING UP,TOOK 2 TRYS,THANKS

  • gabriellax3 Jul 10, 2008

    the lense cover does not open. therefore i cannon take pictures.

    the covers are blocking the lenses. =[ i need help !

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Hey ceedub,
According to the manufacturer if the lens won't retract back into the camera it is caused by the memory card slot/battery cover was opened when the power was on. If this is the case to fix this you should close the memory card slot/battery cover, and then turn the camera on and off. If this is not the cause there is most likely something obstructing the movement of the lens (i.e. sand), and I would try blowing compressed air into the side of the lens to try and dislodge whatever it is. If this doesn't work I would have the camera looked at by an authorized service technician. I hope this helps!

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Posted on Jun 25, 2008

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