Having problems with your Canon IXUS 80 IS Digital Camera ?

After a drop lens is not closing properly, photos are dim

\015 Droped on concrete and when i turned it on to see if it was broken it said "lens error, restart camera" . Also pictures are dim and zoom seems not to work all the way.\015\012Solutions??\015

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Lens errors are fairly common. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended ...
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\015\012Here's some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for less than 50% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try:
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After a drop lens is not closing properly, photos are dim


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