Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera ?

Lens error, the lens is stuck and the camera would not operate.


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The lens has probably got something in the retraction mechanism that is stopping it retracting. This can be something as simple as sand or grit or as a result of a drop or knock. In most cases the camera will need to be stripped apart to remove the lens assy before it can be repaired. This is best left to a professional camera repair shop.
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Lens error, the lens is stuck and the camera would not operate.


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