So like a couple of days ago .. i was hanging out with my friends .. we took a few pictures .. i accidently dropped onto the ground .. and it was on taking picture mode . Now it won't work . The lens are sticking out and when i turn it on .. it keep on going in and out .. it won't even let me take pictures .. anyone know how to fix this ??
I also dropped my camera while the lens was out. Obviously, I'm no camera expert but I fixed that problem using a metal nail file and GENTLY jimmying the left and right sides of the lens closest to the base. I did this with the knowledge that I likely going to throw out the camera anyway. I pushed the power button and voila! The lens retracted to its closed position; pressed the power again and it popped out like normal. With the camera on I was able to view a feathery black image. I powered off and tilted the camera against the light and saw a faint crack beneath the screen along the edge where the feathery image was. I'm now going to see if I can get a replacement part. Most camera stores I've checked want $180 just to look at it. If the part's too expensive I'll just toss the camera.
Hopefully someone has a better answer, but no mater what mode its in, its been my experience these cameras don't like to be dropped.
Sometimes they can be repaired, its just a matter of finding someone who or return camera to factory for a repair.
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First of all, no, you can't open the lens to clean it...the tolerances between the lens elements is so tiny you would never get them right. Second, salt water is corrosive...it "ate" your circuits. Even if Canon fixes it, it will still give you trouble in the future...usually right after their 30-day repair warranty is up. You need a new camera and possibly a new friend.
Your problem initially sounded like a simple lens error (and was). However you now seem to have alsao developed a possible image sensor issue as well. Contact Canon Tech Support at 1-800-828-4040 to set up a repair of the camera.
You have a jammed lens error the lens has to be repaired or replaced. You dont have to drop the camera for this to occur it can happen when ever the camera is in your pocket or purse. it accidently gets turned on and when the lens is coming out it is obstructed and strips the little plactic gears in the lens.