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How to fix the lens cover for canon powerShot SD990 IS?

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This blog post outlines repair procedures for stuck lens covers. An A400 is used as an example. The A720 is more complex, but the base procedures are similar:

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

Posted on Mar 28, 2009

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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 50% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try.

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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. There are many non-invasive techniques that people have come up with to accomplish this. Some may be seen on this blog article. You can also open the lens barrel up to fix the covers, but only as a very last resort. The article also gives examples for this type of procedure.

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The camera was dropped while it was on. The lens is stuck in the open position. When the camera is first started it sounds like tiny gears spinning but not catching. It doesn't really grind or...


Before trying any of the suggestions, make sure your Canon has fresh batteries and it is in recording mode.
1) Remove the batteries from the camera, wait for a couple of minutes, then put them back in and turn the camera on.
2) Try compressed air. With a fine tip blow off gun and dry compressed air (20 lbs) set the tip between the lens turret and the camera body and turn on the air while moving the tip around the lens. It should remove all dust and sand. Turn the camera on and it should function fine.
3) Another method is to tap the padded USB cover part on a hard surface, for example, a desk. It sounds so simple, but very often in works.
4) Try forcing the camera lens:
Turn off the camera. Place it on the back with the lens facing up and take a look at the spacing between the lens and the lens housing. If you notice that the gap is not even all the way around the lens, the problem should be easy to fix. This type of a problem usually occurs if the camera was dropped while the lens was extended.
Simply - VERY GENTLY - press down the lens on the side where the gap is the biggest. You should hear a "click" as it pops back into place. Try powering the camera back on.
If the lens doesn't extend at all or it extends, and then retracts again, do the following. Turn the camera off. Take the camera in one hand and with the other gently take one part of the lens and gently move it round in a circular movement. Do so with both sections of the lens. You will hear a "click" as it pops back in place. Power the camera on.
Another version of this fix would be to pull and twist on the largest ring of the lens while turning the camera on. Listen for a "click". If at first the focus seems to be off, turn the camera on and off and take lots of pictures, close ups and distance. Focus should slowly start improving.
5) If that doesn't work, there is an online guide for dismantling Canon SD cameras:http://www../Device/Canon_Powershot_SD880 or

http://www..Guide/Disassembling-Canon-PowerShot-SD800-IS-Lens-Assembly/4093/1

Also you may try this Canon "Lens Error" troubleshooting guide >>http://camerarepair.../fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera

6.To download the complete service manual for a similar camera model can be downloaded at the link below:
http://www../canon_powershot_digital_elph_digital_ixus.pdf/download.html

Wait 10 sec and click Get Manual .At the bottom of the page.


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Oct 08, 2011 | Canon PowerShot SD990 IS / Digital IXUS...

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Any advice on a sticking lens cover on the canon G7


This blog post outlines repair procedures for stuck lens covers. Recommend trying reader "Jeff's" fix first shown in the comments section.

Jan 20, 2010 | Canon PowerShot G7 Digital Camera

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Where can I find a free downloadable manuel for my sd990 is


Hi,
You can download the required manual from:
http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=DownloadDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=323&modelid=17627
Hope this solves your problem. For more help and clarifications, please reply to this post. Thanks

Aug 17, 2009 | Canon PowerShot SD990 IS / Digital IXUS...

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Canon PowerShot A720IS Lens Cover Won't Close


This blog post outlines repair procedures for stuck lens covers. An A400 is used as an example. The A720 is more complex, but the base procedures are similar:

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

Mar 28, 2009 | Canon PowerShot A720 IS Digital Camera

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