Having problems with your Canon Digital Cameras ?

The zoom lens won't close. It says to restart computer, but won't do anything when I try to turn it on. It's a canon power shot SX100 IS


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The following blog outlines some repair options for a lens error. They won't work for all cases, but they're worth a try if the camera's no longer under warranty:
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