Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A550 Digital Camera ?

I am having to manualy open my shutter to take a picture. Any suggestions on a quick fix?

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Think you're probably referring to your automatic lens cover. If so,\015\012this blog post outlines repair procedures for stuck lens covers. An A400 is used as an example. But it should be somewhat similar for an A550. The exception being that the A550 has four shutter leaves instead of simply two as the A400 has. Highly recommend trying the non-obtruisive fixes first, and giving them a second try before going in there:
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Canon PowerShot A550 Digital Camera

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