Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera ?

Lens problem When I turn on my camara it stays on for only 30 seconds, the blue screen stays on and the lens part wont open ,its stuck,, then the camara just turns back off. Ive replaced my AA batteries and thats not the issue. Someone please help,, christmaS is coming and I needed my camara. Thanks


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I had the same problem with my canon powershot sd 400.\015\012The shutters would not shut and the lense was halfway out.\015\012When I turn on the camera, the screen saver stays on, and after a few seconds, it turns itself off.\015\012\015\012I got alittle frastrated as our Co. x-mass party was coming up soon, and I realy need to use it. I pushed the lense down so hard and the shutters closed!!!! I then wiped them with alcohol to ease the movement. Now the camera works perfect.\015\012\015\012I suggest you clean your camera shutters with a cotton bulb and alcohol, and let it dry as alcohol evaporates real quick.\015\012\015\012Good luck.
If you've replaced the batteries with fresh ones, it probably has a broken zoom assembly. It'll have to be replaced by a repair shop.
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