Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A470 Digital Camera ?
I have a powershot a470 that I bought in May 2008.
My lens will no longer go in or out and gives me a lens error, restart camera message on bottom of screen and beeps a few times before shutting off by itself. I can no longer take pictures and have replaced the batteries. The camera will not restart at all. I have always taken care of my camera and dont want to buy another. Please help. Thank you.
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\015\012And may require the WHAP method to correct :D
\015\012The tolerances between the motorized lense and the camera body are so tight, that any graing of sand, lind, and even hair can cause binding in the mechanism.
\015\012Next time you turn it in.... give it a few WHAPs in the palm of your hand in an attempt to dislodge the offending particle. Even gently rock the lense back and forth to try and free it up.
\015\012If your camera still will not extend the lense, you will need to take it in and have it professionally cleaned. If there are any internal gears, sensors, relays damaged - they can repair it at that time.
\015\012A cleaning is around $35, and well worth it.
\015\012Thanks for using FixYa!!
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I have a powershot a470 that I bought in May 2008. My lens will no longer go in or out and gives me a lens error, restart camera message on bottom of screen and beeps a few times before shutting off by itself. I can no longer take pictures and have replaced the batteries. The camera will not restart at all. I have always taken care of my camera and dont want to buy another. Please help. Thank you.
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