Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A540 Digital Camera ?

Canon A540 powershot freezes with Zoom lense still out.

\015 I was showing a friend some photos on my Canon he handed it back and I pressed the on/off button, but noticed screen was black and camera did not respond to me pressing button, lense wouldnt retract back into camera. Originally when this model was bought the camera turned on but the lense would not pop open, like it was jammed. Now I have the same problem with the lense not retracting back into the camera with the replacement I received 18 months later. I have sent it in to be fixed but am concerned after paying out money for it to be fixed what is the guarantee it won't happen again. Is there a general problem in this area for this model that it keeps on happening? Canon said no when I asked them. By the way I have never dropped the camera.\015

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Probably the most common failure for all digital cameras, a lens error. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended ...
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\015\012Here's some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for less than 50% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try:
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\015\012http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html
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