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My lens on my camera seems to be stuck. I have a Power Shot SD790 IS. Every time i try to turn my camera on it starts to beep and a message says that there is a lens error, restart the camera. How do i fix this?


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Unfortunately, many cameras that fall prey to lens error problems can only be corrected by professional repair. But if the camera is out of warranty or the cost estimate for professional repair approaches the value of the camera, here are some last resort things that you can do that may correct it. They only seem to work for less than 40% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty (or repair cost approaches that of the camera), they're worth a try.\012
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