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Yes, I have a Canon Powershot A520 4.0 Mega Pixels and the shutter cover only open 1/2 distance ... can I fix it so I don't have to use my finger nail to pop it all the way open

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You may find if you take it to a camera place and get it fixed properley it may work better

Posted on Dec 25, 2011

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A stuck shutter is another common failure mode for digital cameras. The symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" shutter are very similar to CCD image sensor failure. The camera may take black pictures (for shutter stuck closed), or the pictures may be very bright and overexposed, especially when taken outdoors (for shutter stuck open).
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To confirm a stuck shutter, put the camera in any mode other than "Auto", and turn the flash OFF (you don't want to blind yourself for the next step). Next look down the lens and take a picture. You should see a tiny flicker in the center of the lens as the shutter opens and closes. If no movement is seen, then you likely have a stuck shutter. If so, please see this link for further info and a simple fix that may help.

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This is a common problem for the A520 (it happens on mine sometimes). Recommend trying only the simple fixes listed on the following web page, but do not recommend opening the front cover which is also listed here. The A520 is a little tricky getting back together.

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/repair-of-stuck-lens-covers.html

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