Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera ?

My lens is stuck in the open position on my Canon Power Shot S2 Is, how can I fix this.


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Unless you know your way around the innards of the camera I wouldn't advise trying it yourself. What you have is a very common problem with all retractable lens cameras and to fix them requirers a complete strip of the whole camera. It could be a foreign body like a grain of sand jammed between the lens elements or the lens body and the camera body. I have seen one fixed with a very lucky blast of compressed air but it's a thousand to one chance. It could also be a knock to the lens whilst being extended and it's been knocked out of alignment. One other thing could involve the sensor or motor which drives the lens in and out. So there's a 99% chance of it needing a complete strip down and it's not something I'd recommend an owner tackles. For one thing it's a fiddly job and another is a chance of a few thousand volts shooting up your arm, and that hurts, believe me.
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