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I have a canon power shot A530. I dropped it on the floor with the lens open.....now the lens is half way out and it wont go out all the way or close all the way. when i turn on the power it comes on then cuts off with out displaying a picture in the veiwer on the back of the camera. I am sure i need to send it in for repair, if not tell me how to fix it, if not tell me where i can take to repair it

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MY LENSE IS ACTING UP...AND IT SAYS...LENSE ERROR...RESTART CAMERA..WHAT DOES THAT MEAN

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When turned on, my Canon Power Shot A530 has a message that says N imagen, it does not prepare the lens for pictures, just stays with the black screen and the N imagen message.... do you have a solution?


try to change your SD card else There is an external software which you can install in your memory card and then you can insert it in your camera and if it does not work then go to canon service provide

Jan 14, 2010 | Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera

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When Turning on the Canon Power Shot A530 the


Lens errors are fairly common. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended ...

Here are some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for less than 40% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, or if repair costs close to the value of the camera, they're worth a try.

Dec 21, 2009 | Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera

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The lens cover on my Canon Power Shot A530 will not close completely. The camera still works fine, but I am concerned about damage to the lens. Is this fixable?


A stuck lens cover is a fairly common problem, but it is normally easy to fix. A single grain of sand jamming the cover mechanism is normally the culprit, and you want to try to dislodge it: 1) Try blowing lots of compressed air around the lens cover to clean the mechanism. Or use a hair dryer for a few seconds (don't want to heat up the camera). Use no heat mode if possible. 2) Slide a thin strip of paper between the lens cover shutters and the outer support ring. Work it around 360 degres to clear out any debris that may be in there. 3) With the lens barrel extended and pointed downward, tap the lens barrel with a pencil while you extend and retract the lens by powering the camera on and off. Repeat the above three steps several times. If repeated tries don't work (keeping in mind that it usually does), it then may be necessary to open the lens barrel to access the lens cover mechanism.

You can open the lens barrel up to fiix the covers, but only as a very last resort. The above procedures normally work if you try them enough. But for those particularly nasty stuck mechanisms, here's an example repair on a Canon Powershot A400 (do this at your own risk, and it will void your warranty).

Oct 13, 2009 | Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera

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I HAVE A CANON POWER SHOT A520. THE ZOOM LENS WAS OPENED AND I DROPPED THE CAMERIA AND THE LENS WHEN INTO THE CAMERIA. NOW THE ZOOM DOES NOT OPEN ANY MORE. THE LENSE IS OPEN AND DOES NOT CLOSE. I GET NO...


I know this is not the answer you want, but when you dropped the camera you damaged the lens tube (housing) and your camera will require professional repair.

Sep 13, 2009 | Digital Cameras

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My lense cover is stuck in a half-way position (Canon Power Shot A530).


Lens errors are fairly common. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended ...

Here's some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for less than 50% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

Jun 03, 2009 | Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera

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My lens is stuck half way out.


try Googling "E18" and read about this error signal and the many possible fixes. In your case sometimes gentle (really gentle) inward pressure on the lens tube while turning camera on (or off) will get it going again. Best wishes

Mar 04, 2009 | Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera

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Lens Error!


Same problem. The lens is stuck in the zoom position. When the camera is turned on, the lens moves a just afraction like it want to fully open or close, then the camera beeps and prompts with the "Lens Error" Restart Camera. Solutions?

Dec 05, 2008 | Canon PowerShot A550 Digital Camera

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Lens wont close.


A lens error on these can happen after a drop as you said had happened. It's best to have it go into a service center, they can service the camera and replace the broken part and have you your camera working perfectly again. The one that many people go with for the Canon Powershots is: www.camerasandparts.com They are not much at all and they do excellent work. They're about half the price of what Canon wants and they include all of the service, parts and everything else. If you need help with it, they'd be the place. Good luck with the problem.

May 03, 2008 | Canon PowerShot SD630 Digital ELPH / IXUS...

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Lens error


The following blog outlines some simple repair options for a lens error. They won't work for all cases, but they're worth a try:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

Dec 09, 2007 | Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera

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Can' focus


Here ya go:
http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=SupportDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=221&modelid=12914#DownloadDetailAct

Look for the section describing "macro" shots. (or just select the little button with a flower on it on the back of your camera. Remember to deselect it when going back to normal pictures)

Oct 24, 2007 | Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera

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