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Lens cover won't open

My daughter dropped her camera and now the lens cover won't open. The lens still fully opens and retracts, but the cover just stays shut.... Can I fix this myself?

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Here's a fix for a Canon A400 lens cover. See if it's applicable for you:
http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/repair-of-stuck-lens-covers.html

Posted on Nov 17, 2007

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Most likley the bezel around the front of the lens has been dented, this will be jamming the window shutters closed, the only fix is probably to lever the bezel and shutter off. camera will still go

Posted on Sep 21, 2007

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