Question about Canon PowerShot SD750 / IXUS 75 Digital Camera
The lense cover on my camera has become stuck somehow. I didn't drop it or anything, but I had been taking a lot of pictures and I went to turn the camera on again, but the lense cover only opened halfway . The camera still takes pictures, but the edges are black because the picture has to be taken through the slit in the lense covers. Any ideas? I'm kind of out in the middle of nowhere away from a camera repair shop..
Try blowing lots of compressed air around the open lens shutter to clean the mechanism. Or use a hair dryer for a few seconds (don't want to heat up the camera). Also with the lens barrel extended and pointed downward, tap the lens barrel with a pencil while you extend and retract the lens by powering the camera on and off. A grain of sand in the mechanism is usually the culprit, and you want to try to dislodge it.
You can open it up, but only as a very last resort. The above procedures usually work if you try them enough. But for those particularly nasty stuck mechanisms, here's an example repair on a Canon Powershot A400 (do this at your own risk, and be aware this will void your warranty):
Posted on Nov 25, 2007
Switch off, take out the battery and insert the battery again might help. Regards Raman
Posted on Oct 01, 2007
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