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The Lens on my Canon PowerShot SD870 will not fully retract when the "off" function is used. Otherwise all other functions seem ready to go.


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Use some 'canned air' for electronics and blow it out good. Apply a 'slight' pressure with a finger and see if it goes back in.
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