The lense protector on my Powershot A510 appears to be jammed. It can be forced open when the camera is turned on or forced closed when the camera is turned off but it does not operate on its own. Is there a way to take it apart or any suggestions as to how to repair it.
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Re: canon a510 lense problem
It depends on the age of the camera
If it is new[ish] contact Canon Technical support team who may offer to inspect/repair for free.
If it is older than this , just live with or contemplate the next camera.
You taking it apart will probably not be a successful enterprise- and repair shops costs will end up well on the way to the price of a new improved high mega pixel camera.
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You can just head to darntoothysam.com and search for "E:18" without the quotes. You won't see your model listed, but you can buy any one of those model repairs and follow the steps to get your A510 fixed.
Some how it seems the auto focus- which in macro mode is looking at something else[because of parallax]is over riding your manual focus attempts.
Check the manual carefully to see if there is a mention here for special things to do for close work
or contact the Canon Technical Support