Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera ?
Lens cover will not open
\015 Lens cover will not fully open .It normally opens as the lens extends. Opens just a crack.\015
Easy fix. yo turn it on and then very lightly tap the lens cover or push it out. then you should clean the lens because the dirt or dust on the lens is stopping the lens cover.
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