Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera ?

Lens cover won't open when Canon Powershot A520 Camera turned on

\015 The Black Lens cover is cracked and will not open when the camera is turned on. Is this a costly repair or is it time to buy a new camera? I do not use the camera often, so I hate to spend money on a new one.\015\012\015\012If I need a new one, can you make a recommendation?\015

Answers :

I have two Canon Power shots---the A610, and the A630. The lens cover is starting to hang on my 630 when the lens retracts.

If the lens is extended, take your fingertip and try to move the cover a bit to see if it springs open. If not, then the mechanism within the lens needs to be replaced.

Canon makes a great camera, and I would tell you to try to have it fixed if it costs less than 75 dollars. At 75-100 dollars it's a toss-up. More than a 100 dollars---it's your call.
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