My PowerShot A520 was knocked off my bookcase by one of my cats exactly a week ago, and the zoom is stuck midway. The batteries are fully charged, but when I turn the camera on it just goes to the "Canon" welcome screen for about 17 seconds and makes a little beeping noise, then turns off atomatically. The lens does not extend or retract. I am not able to view my saved pictures or take any new ones, the only visual my camera will give is the Canon welcome screen and then turns off. I'm hesitant to try to puch or pull the lens out, it barely budges and I'm afraid I'll make it worse. When I plug it into the computer, it isn't recognized and it does the exact same thing as it does when it's not connected. I don't know where the box is with the instructions, etc., all I have is the camera and USB cord, because technically this is my mom's camera but I'm the only one who uses it (or knows how to use it). Please, I need some assistance right away, I'm on my school's yearbook staff as head photographer and I need this camera fixed as cheaply and risk-free as possible, so any and all help is very much appreciated.
I bought a Kodak Easyshare digital camera and i havent had it for a year yet. i bought it from best buy in wilkes-barre Pa. I dropped my camera lens extended and the lens stays mid-way extended and will only show the welcome screen when turned on. then about 10 secs later it reads lens error. i was wondering iif the warranty will still work?
The same thing happened to me. It was my wife's camera so I bought her a new one and planned to send the damaged camera in for warranty repair. I took the batteries out and put it back in the box. About 5 months later, just as I was planning to ship it to Canon, I thought I would put batteries back in it and see what happened. It started working and has worked since.
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Switching between Shooting and Playback.....32 .... Please note that Canon digital cameras are intended for personal use and should never be used .... Do not operatethe flash with dirt, dust or other items stuck to its lens. ..... PowerShot A520:.
Nov 30, 2007 - It was a fix for a Canon A520, but am not sure if it would work for ..... I have a Canon Powershot A540 which will not turn on and lens is stuck out extended.... (even when they are new) in camera mode and not playback mode.
The lens has probably got something in the retraction mechanism that is stopping it retracting. This can be something as simple as sand or grit or as a result of a drop or knock. In most cases the camera will need to be stripped apart to remove the lens assy before it can be repaired. This is best left to a professional camera repair shop.
A stuck shutter is another common failure mode for digital cameras. The symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" shutter are very similar to CCD image sensor failure. The camera may take black pictures (for shutter stuck closed), or the pictures may be very bright and overexposed, especially when taken outdoors (for shutter stuck open).
To confirm a stuck shutter, put the camera in any mode other than "Auto", and turn the flash OFF (you don't want to blind yourself for the next step). Next look down the lens and take a picture. You should see a tiny flicker in the center of the lens as the shutter opens and closes. If no movement is seen, then you likely have a stuck shutter. If so, please see the following for further info and a simple fix that may help:
hi...The transmission system that moves the lens in and out has a problem with it's gears. There is most likely a gear or an actuator that has fallen out of alignment and is getting stuck at a certain point as the lens comes in/out.There is some disturbacnce of the lens arrangement that is preventing the lens from coming in/out.Any of these symptoms above could trigger the camera to shut itself off to protect itself from further damage. thank u rate me!!!
This is a common problem for the A520 (it happens on mine sometimes). Recommend trying only the simple fixes listed on the following web page, but do not recommend opening the front cover which is also listed here. The A520 is a little tricky getting back together.