Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera ?

I need to clean behind the lens. How to get to it?powershot A520 has a speck on the lens, backside. I've taken off some of the front bracket but can't see how to get the main piece off. Are there any hidden release tabs, etc? thanks


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