Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera ?

Cannot open lens

\015 I try to turn on my camera to take still photos, but the lens will not open. And when it finally does, the lens won't retract for wuite some time. Powers off all the time. Do I need to clean the lens cause I don't know how to take the whole lens off?\015

Answers :

Hi,
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\015\012I think you have two problems One is the non retacting lenses and possble an defective CCD sensor.
\015\012Call for more information your Canon dept in your country on some faults they have fix it for free.
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\015\012regards,
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\015\012Rob NL
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