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When I turn off my camera, the protective shutter/blind in front of the lens doesn't close all the way leaving a portion of the lens exposed. I usually tap it slightly to close it completely. Is there something I can do to fix it by myself instead of sending it to a cannon repair center?


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Hi,

This\015\012 is a common problem on this model. This is highly suggestive of ' lens \015\012problem '. Sometimes cameras such as yours can have a bit of debris jam \015\012up the lens\015\012 or the lens can get knocked out of alignment. Often this can be \015\012resolved by a doing a few simple things. If it still does not work, then\015\012 it would need to be repaired or replaced.

Turn off camera set \015\012on a table and with a bright light look around the lens turret to see if\015\012 there is any foreign matter jamming the lens. Try cleaning the crevice \015\012between the lens and body with canned air using short bursts at an angle\015\012 so as to blow any dust and debris out, not force it farther in. Turn on\015\012 camera and test.

If that doesn't work:
Turn off camera, \015\012turn the camera over and gently shake. Sometimes gravity will do what \015\012canned air doesn't. Turn on camera and test.

If that doesn't work (try only if the camera is out of warranty):
Your lens may be slightly mis-aligned. Turn off camera. At your own risk\015\012 look at the lens to see if it is centered. if it is off to one side, \015\012push it toward the greater gap until it clicks into place. Turn on and \015\012test.

If none of these measures work, it's time to have a \015\012technician physically examine your camera and quote a repair \015\012cost.However, on most occasions the cost of repair is quite high \015\012relative to the cost of the product.

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

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