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My canon powershot sd800IS Has lens error, restart camera it takes pics but the lens doesn't zoom right or retract completely

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The mechanism is jammed or broken, the camera needs to be disassembled the lens needs to be inspected and disassembled and then assembled back together the right way.
\015\012I highly recommend sending it to a professional service, as these are tricky devices and easyly break.
\015\012I can recommend www.advancecamera.com/repair get a free estimate from there.
\015\012let me know if you need anything else.
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