Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?

I have an australian version of the canon digital ixus 70 camera and the bustards wont fix it cause they say it has sand in it ??they choose the easy way out this is still under waranty. Anyway the camera wont turn on on a fully charged battery the camera is just dead i cant see what sand has to do with it??? .after they take your money they dont want to know you???buy the way i am from australia any advise would be very thankfull bye


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Ok try this, maybe they've got tired of taking easy money of $90 for the fix
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\015\012This is not a joke........
\015\012Use a can of compressed air and blow around the lens while it is extended. Even if the lens wont extend still use the compresses air on ther lrns area.
\015\012Take a relatively firm approach with this problem slap the camera into your palm two or three times.
Not lens down in thi case of an extended lens, but using the side or rear of the camera to make contact with your palm
Make sure you have the camera cord around your wrist so as not to lose it across the room.
\015\012Do this several times and turn it on and off till the message of turn on and off no longer shows(if it ever did) and the lens retracts or extends when turned on and it works correctly. The compressed air will help remove any accumulated dust that is jambing the lens.
This is a tech fix and not a joke, they charge you $90 to do this and this fault is not uncommon in many of these small cameras
dust and dirt get taken into the lens bay and eventually cause it to stick. Hence the use of compressed air with the brutal approach.
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\015\012you can even take it to a mechanic shop and use their air gun blower attachment as it has more pressure than the aerosol can.
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\015\012good luck
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