Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera ?
No power and lens will not come out
\015 When I turn on the PowerShot camera the red light comes on and it beeps but nothing else happens, then it turns off. It will not let me view pictures, view finder shows nothing, lens does nothing. \015\012\015\012I've recharged the batteries, correctly installed the memory card. I used the camera two days ago perfectly, it has been in the same place since then and now this.\015\012\015\012Any help is greatly appreciated!\015
I called Canon about my "lens error, restart camera" and they told me to send it to their repair facility. I did and for a flat fee of $149 plus tax and shipping they fixed it. I had it back within a week and a half.
Your lens mechanism is jammed or off its "track" you need to get it realigned and lubricated w/a safe lube, like a white grease. You can try and gently "help" it out while it is trying to do this mechanically and if you hear a little ckick, then it may have realigned itself. Some have used compressed air to blow out any crud in there. Try these or take it to a camera shop. maybe they can help instead of sending it back for service as there is usually a fixed fee for ANY repair, big or small and usually eclipses the cost of a replacement camera, or very close to it.
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