Ixus 70 dropped in sand, lens error & won't close
try the following:
make sure your Canon has fresh batteries and it is in recording mode.
1) Remove the batteries from the camera, wait for a couple of minutes,then put them back in and turn the camera on.
Try compressed air. With a fine tip blow off gun and drycompressed air
(20 lbs) set the tip between the lens turret and thecamera body and
turn on the air while moving the tip around the lens.It should remove
all dust and sand. Turn the camera on and it shouldfunction fine.
Another method is to tap the padded USB cover part on a hard surface,
for example, a desk. It sounds so simple, but veryoften in works.
4) Try forcing the camera lens:
off the camera. Place it on the back with the lens facing up and take a
look at the spacing between the lens and the lens housing. If you
notice that the gap is not even all the way around the lens, the
problem should be easy to fix. This type of a problem usually occurs if
the camera was dropped while the lens was extended.
VERY GENTLY - press down the lens on the side where the gap is the
biggest. You should hear a "click" as it pops back into place. Try
powering the camera back on.
If the lens doesn't extend at all
or it extends, and then retracts again, do the following. Turn the
camera off. Take the camera in one hand and with the other gently take
one part of the lens and gently move it round in a circular movement.
Do so with both sections of the lens. You will hear a "click" as it
pops back in place. Power the camera on.
Another version of
this fix would be to pull and twist on the largest ring of the lens
while turning the camera on. Listen for a "click". If at first the
focus seems to be off, turn the camera on and off and take lots of
pictures, close ups and distance. Focus should slowly start improving.
there is a guide to dismantle it with pictures: try it:
Dec 15, 2008 |
Canon IXUS V2 Digital Camera