Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera ?

Jammed Lense I pushed the lense closed by mistake when the powert was on. The lense now won't extend out when power turned back on.



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The following blog outlines some repair options for a lens error. They won't work for all cases, but they're worth a try if the camera's no longer under warranty:
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Jammed Lense I pushed the lense closed by mistake when the powert was on. The lense now won't extend out when power turned back on.


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