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G11 lens error and would not retract. applied gently pressure it retracted and seems to work but now does not focus.

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Personally I wouldn't mess with it anymore, I know a lot of people say to push and pull on the lens and I don't think that's the best option especially since the focus is messed up now. I would just have it serviced and get it going right, maybe a part is damaged in there from when the lens got jammed. If you need help with it, try emailing this site: www.camerasandparts.com They just deal with problems on the Canon Powershots so my guess is they'll know right away what the problem is. If you need to have it serviced, they are excellent for help with these cameras and not expensive at all. Best of luck with the problem.

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