Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera ?

It turns on but won't take a picture when you push the button! I downloaded the pictures on the card because I was told maybe it wouldn't worked due to a full card. It did have 2300+ photos, but only 77 new ones, which downloaded just fine. I deleted the card and tried to take a picture in normal mode, but nothing happened. It doesn't work in ANY mode...not even movie! We have had trouble with the lens protector doors jamming, but that's not the problem now. They open, lens goes into position an


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The shutter button has a little nib on its end that can break off with age. This tiny piece of plastic extension is needed to fully depress the shutter switch inside the camera. There's a fellow on ebay that sells these with instructions (see this link). But sometimes you can get a better deal by buying a broken A520 with other issues, and just cannabalizing this part.
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