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Canon power shut A520 - When I turn on my camara it stays on for only 30 seconds, the blue screen stays on and the lens part wont open ,its stuck,, then the camara just turns back off with ti ti ti noise , when i shake the camera i hear a tiny something loose inside ??? thank you very much for your help

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Did you get it serviced lately

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SOURCE: lens problem

If you've replaced the batteries with fresh ones, it probably has a broken zoom assembly. It'll have to be replaced by a repair shop.

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look for a small pinhole, then insert a pin with batteries in to reset the camera

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SOURCE: my L200 samsung camara is frozen and the lens are stuck out

For lens stuck out/camera frozen, try power up with mem card out. Worked for me.

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SOURCE: Lens is stuck about 97% open. The camera will not

The lens has probably got something in the retraction mechanism that is stopping it retracting. This can be something as simple as sand or grit or as a result of a drop or knock. In most cases the camera will need to be stripped apart to remove the lens assy before it can be repaired. This is best left to a professional camera repair shop.

Posted on Jan 23, 2010

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SOURCE: Canon camera A520 zoon lens will not shut, E18

Hello

The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.

Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.

Firstly , try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.

Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera.

Look at the lens , and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).

Try gently pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.

Another way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the camera is enough to get things going again.

Try hitting your camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of your hand.

Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair center for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to replace the camera.

If it is still under warranty I would suggest you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.

Hope the advise is useful.

Regards
Andrea

Posted on Sep 06, 2010

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