Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A470 Digital Camera ?

Shutter not opening fully while taking snap

\015 After switching on, window not opens fully. so I have to take every snap with zoom.\015

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Hi there
Try spraying the shutter with WD-40 and keep on opening and closing it until it works properly

Good luck and regards
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