Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A640 Digital Camera ?

Lens does not zoom in

\015 Hi ,I have been using this camera for the past 2 YRs and I have encountered the first problem today.When i Power On the camera , the Lens just zooms out to full capacity (16X) and I am not able click any picture in any of the modes.Turning the zoom in button also does not retract the lens.I have tried removing the batteries, remving the memory card and also tapping the AV input area.Nothing is solving the issue.Could anybody throw some light on why this happeneign and how I should rectify the same.Thanks\015

Answers :

This is not a common error on canon digital. This is caused due to possible short in zoom control circuit (main pcb). At normal use, if the lens does not retract due to mechanical jam, when the zoom control button is pressed, lens error 18 message supposed to be displayed. Since control circuit is shorted and faulty, error 18 message was not displayed. The remedy for this problem probably requires a replacement of a main pcb. Replacing a main circuit board may run around $100-140. -James
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