Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera ?

Lens remains partially closed when turned on

\015 The lens remains partly closed when camera is turned on, each time. I have to manually open it all the way with my fingernail. Nothing seemed to bring this on - assume that it is normal "wear and tear". I enjoy this camera and would prefer to fix it or have it fixed, instead of replaced.\015

Answers :

This usually means something has been slightly damaged on the lens system. It probably has some kind of impact. Also if sand or water gets inside the lens system this can happen as well.
You may think that this is normal wear and tear, I do not think so. Something causes errors like this. Dust, dirt, water, sand, or some kind of impact will cause this kind of thing.
To fix this may be harder than a person realizes on the surface.
It must be determined what is causing this in the first place.
Carefully examine the whole lens system when in and when out.
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