Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S230 / IXUS 179 Digital Camera ?
Lens will not retract.
\015 After more than 4 years of use when I turned on the camera this morning, it trys to go on, beeps about 3 or 4 times and then it turns off. The lens has stayed open and extended. What can I do?\015
Try taking some canned air and blowing around the lens while you turn it on and off. you might be able to free it up. your lens either has a broke gear or dust or dirt in between them. or you lens motor could have gone out or froze. a gentle tap on a flat surface lens down can sometime correct this. I repair these all the time sorry for your problem. Let me know if I can help you any further on this problem.
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