Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera ?

Cannon PowerShot S2 IS lens is stuck

\015 When turning on my Canon PowerShot S2 IS camera the lens opened and it is stuck. It will not close and image is black. I cannot seem to get the lens to close nor take pictures. I love this camera will I be able to fix inexpensively?\015

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I have the exact same problem, took it completely apart removed the zoom motor, physically turned the zoom gear and retracted the lens, reinstalled the motor, put it all back together, and found that I had the same problem and the lens wouldn't move out, so im pretty certain that the motor is bad, as the lens moves smoothly once the motor is not attached to it... looking for a replacement motor as i type...
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