Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera ?

My canon powershot a590 camera lens is stuck. When I attempt to start my camera I get a message saying Lens Error Restart Camera then the camera immediately powers off.


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Lens errors are fairly common. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended ...
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\015\012Unfortunately, many cameras that fall prey to this can only be corrected by professional repair. But here are some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for less than 40% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, or if repair costs close to the value of the camera, they're worth a try.
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