Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S45 Digital Camera ?
I can't shut it down, the lens stays out and won't close
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.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Canon PowerShot S45 Digital Camera
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