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When i turn it on, it stays black, cannot see anything, and yes i took the lens cover off.

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Hi let me ask you little more beside your description. would you check if you can see menu on lcd. if yes, then might has two cause. first is shutter doesn't open at initial power on position due to sand damaged or oil contaminate on blade. second is ccd unit or main pcb defective( more open to main pcb defective.) you could bring to your local repair shop. they will charge you around $85 to 135 if it is the problem... Good luck with you!

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TIPS:
1.)NEVER PUSH THE LENS IN AFTER CAMERA DIES, BUY A NEW BATTERY IMMEDIATLY AND TURN IT BACK ON, CLOSING THE LENS!

2.)NEVER USE AN AC ADAPTER, USE A RECHARGEABLE BATTERY OR A REGULAR BATTERY!

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Do as i say..

1.) Remove battery
2.) Remove front plate (screw driver may be needed)
3.) Check all gears, make sure they are correctly fitted in place)
4.) Move the gear manually to make the lens come out.
5.) keep it out, put the front plate back together.
6.) reinsert the battery, turn it on.


or...
1.) Remove the battery.
2.) Wait about 6-8 hours.
3.) Reinsert the battery.

or...
1.) Remove the battery.
2.) Try hooking it up through AC adapter, put correct voltage.
3.) Try turning it on.
4.) Remove AC adapter, reinsert battery.
5.) Turn it on.

Hope this may help;

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You can open it up, but only as a very last resort. The above procedures usually 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):

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

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