Having problems with your Canon IXUS V2 Digital Camera ?

Canon powershot lens wont budge the covering gets stuck!!

\015 Please please please help me \015\012i just got it for my birthday 5 yrs ago and this has so many memories on it\015\012please help me\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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\015\012http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html
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\015\012Also, if you're just trying to get the photos off of its CF card (so many memories on it), you do realize that you don't need need to download them only from the camera? There is a better way to download them that doesn't involve the camera at all:
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\015\012http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2009/01/how-do-i-download-photos-or-pictures.html
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Canon powershot lens wont budge the covering gets stuck!!


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