Having problems with your Canon Powershot A480 - Silver Digital Camera ?
Retractable lens cover won't retract
\015 When I power up my Canon PS A480, The lens cover won't retract to let me take any pictures, or movies. The only way I can get it opened is to separate the two pieces to expose the actual lens, but when I remove my fingers, it retracts back to cover the lens, even though I have the power on.\015
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Retractable lens cover won't retract
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