Camera seems to function Ok . Lens comes out and retracts as it should, but lens cover blades which should close after lens retracts are stuck in the fully open position. When the camera is turned on the lens comes out in the normal position (lens cover being stuck in the fully open position), lens retracts normally when camera is shut off. Just after lens retracts a slight noise appears for about 2 seconds (approx 600 cycles). Blades on the lens cover do not move and remain stuck. When this was first noticed, the lens cover blades were intermittent for a few on and off cycles, but they finally remained frozen in the fully open position. The noise as heard with the ear next to the camera and sounds like whatever drives the cover blades is trying to close them to no avail. Have you ever seen this before and is it an inexpensive fix ? Since it is frozen in the open position and the lens opens normally ,I am able to use the camera as usual.
I had a lens cover that would not open (Canon A480). I simply held the camera upside down (facing the floor) opened up the lens protector with 2 Q-Tips, sprayed upward with alcohol, waited 10 seconds, wiped around the lens and absorbing any residual alcohol and repeated this process x 2. Now we have a functional camera once again. I never would have done this had my warranty not run out and been about to discard it anyway.
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The lens cover of PSA60 opens along with the move of the objective lens. Normally the camera will sound an error beep when the lens does not end to the end position -- the lens cover is also not fully opened. In reverse, the lens will be retracted when the camera is switched off. The "shutter" (outside lens cover) might have something stuck inside the blades or other mechanical parts that prevents the lens cover fully closed. Try to blow with a clean air (no hot air - because it can damage the electronics or plastics). Or maybe the blades are probably not flat that may create resistance on the surface. Try to flatten the blades by hands. Or maybe the mechanical systems need to be calibrated (by Canon service center). My suggestion, try to exchange/trade-in your PSA60 with the latest model at the Canon center, because I have done it last year (trade-in with PS S5IS).
I recently had the lens cover stick partly open. There are 4 segments to the lens cover, and if we number them from the top, number 2 was not closing. I gently flicked the segments a few times, in case there was a grain of dirt causing it to stick (although the camera has never been in a dirty or dusty environment). This caused the lens cover to close fully each time, but now it would not open fully, segment 1 would not open, although it would stay open if moved by finger. Anyway, after a bit of fiddling, I got it working properly again. The way that the lens cover appears to work is that only segments 2 and 3 are pushed open or shut by springs, segments 1 and 4 are pushed open and shut by tiny tabs that catch on segments 2 and 3. If the segments somehow get pushed out of alignment, then they either bind (causing the cover not to shut), or they get disconnected (causing the cover not to open fully. Now I am not sure exactly what I did to get the mechanism form the stuck open state to the not opening state, but from there the way to fix it is to: -With the lens open... - Hold segment 2 in the closed position with firm finger pressure (which will tend to push it towards the lens). - Push segment 1 towards the open position until you can see that it has cleared the edge of segment 2. - Lift segment 2 way from the lens so that it will rub past segment 1 as you... - Move segment 1 to the open position. - Repeat if necessary to get the technique right.
I can't provide any guarantees, and I am not about to repeat the excercise on my camera, but it was a lot easier than sending it off for repair.