Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A550 Digital Camera ?

Lens Error! I dropped my camera on the floor, and now the lens wont open fully or close. The LCD says "lens error,restart camera." But even when I turn the camera off, it still happens. Its a Canon Power Shot A550. I need to find out how to fix my camera without breaking it some more.


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Same problem. The lens is stuck in the zoom position. When the camera is turned on, the lens moves a just afraction like it want to fully open or close, then the camera beeps and prompts with the "Lens Error" Restart Camera. Solutions?
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