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Canon SD600 lens jam

Hi,
    Two months into owning my Canon SD600 I took it to the beach.  I thought I was being extremely careful, but I somehow must've gotten sand in the lens, because when I try turning it on it says "Lens Error, Restart Camera".  I've tried "Dust Off" but to no success.  Has anyone had similar problems or has any advice?  I almost forgot, the main problem is the lens is stuck in the extended position.

-Connor
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  • k1mb0 Nov 03, 2007

    my camera worked fine but one random day it kept saying "lens error, restart camera" i dont know whats wrong with it
    i tried taking out the battery and toggeling on/off 7 times but didnt work..so if anyone knows how to fix this probelm..please tell me.

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I followed the directions contained in http://www.avh.dds.nl/Fix-Canon-SD600-Lens-Error/ and by disassembling the camera and turning the rotor just a little bit (page 4 of the instructions), it freed up the lens and it is now working perfectly! The camera had been put down on the lens as the lens was retracting and I assume that jammed the retract mechanism. While the camera was open, I blew out whatever dust/dirt was there (didn't see much). The fix took me probably 20-30 minutes, and I am very pleased with myself!

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Manually rotating sensor rotor inside camera and cleaning gear fixed the Canon "lens error" for me.  
I placed instructions with photo's here: http://www.avh.dds.nl/Fix-Canon-SD600-Lens-Error/

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