Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A1100 IS Digital Camera ?

This is from my niece in Germany i bought the camera for her as a birthday and Xmas gift. She was shy to tell me it did not work anymore. I bought canon because she is in Germany. what should I do to help her. this is part of her email. "My camera is the "Canon PowerShot A1100 IS" ... So, i send you some screenshots with the comments of other canon-cameras with this problem. This are othe types of cameras but all canon. When i want to use the camera it says: " Kamerastart: Objektivfehler"


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\015\012I can diagnose immediately that this is a camera lens error meaning the lens is stuck and cannot extend. Sometimes this issue can be resolved by the user by taking certain approaches. I have written an extensive FixYa Tip on dealing with this issue which can be viewed here
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\015\012Hopefully you will find that one of these will get the camera operating again. If not the camera will need to go for service attention as this is a component failure with the lens mechanism.
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