Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A460 Digital Camera ?

Lens will not retract but camera will shut off&on

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Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Canon PowerShot A460 Digital Camera

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When I power up the camera the lens opens and immediately retracts and the camera shuts off. I've attempted to push every button while turning on the camera to no avail. I also held onto the lens when it opened. Though the lens remained extended, the camera powered off. When I turned it back on the lens retracted and the camera powered off.

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When I turn the camera on, the lens extends, makes a few noises like it is trying to retract the lens. The viewer shows nothing - like the lens cover is on. When I push the power button to shut it off, it makes the noises again and shuts off but does not retract the lens. The battery is fully charged.

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I have a canon ixus 900Ti. I turned it on yesterday and the lens came out as normal. when i went to take a pic the camera shut off but the lense never retracted. when i turned the camera back on the splash screen came on, followed by a series of beeps and then and error message saying "lens error, restart camera". restarting has not solved the problem. its like the lens is stuck out. hope you can help Regards Liam

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The following is not a battery problem and the camera has not been dropped. It worked normally, I turned it off, and the next day when I turned it on, here's what happened -- and has happened consistently since then: I turn the camera on. The lens extends fully. I hear 4 distinct buzzing sounds from within the camera. The LCD flashes with an image for a split second. The lens retracts fully. I hear 3 beeps from within the camera. The camera shuts itself off. All this happens in not more

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Lens error Lens is fully retracted. At power on there is motor noise and clicking but the lens does not extend. Screen reports "lens error" and the camera shuts down. Can the camera be partially dismantled to release the lens or is this a full repair job?

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Not responding i was in the middle of taking pictures and my camera shut down. thge screen is black and the lens didn't retract. i've tried replacing the batteries, plugging it in the computer, and trying to turn it on repeatedly. the camera willl not respond nat alll and now i cannot only not turn on the camera but get the lens to go back in place

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I have a Z1485 IS and just replaced the battery. The camera powers on, the lens extends, then the lens retracts and the camera shuts off. I've tried other brand new batteries with the same result. Please advise. Thank you :)

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I just put brand new Lithium batteries in my samsung 630. Then I noticed the second lens is sitting a little crooked. I straightened that out but now when i turn on camera it comes on beeps twice and shuts off. Lens will not retract back into camera

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Same problem "Hello pros I need help. The lens on my digimax cyber 530 will not close(retract) completely when I turn off the camera. When I turn it on it gives a 'whirr ing' sound and then auto shuts off. Out of desperation I have manually 'pulled' out the lens. it stays that way until i turn it off and it retracts only halfway. Can anyone help this senior? thank you kindly" I have the exact same problem with this person. And the solution you gave is not that useful,since I'd have to p

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