Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S50 Digital Camera ?

Sliding Lens Door Problem -- Canon S50

\015 This seems like a nice camera, but half the time it seems like the door won't slide shut and the lens won't retract. One has to be very patient. It feels like the sliding door is loose or "off the track" but unfortunately, it's not obvious how it's attached, but when it's almost closed, it's very wobbly. Something is not right about the way it slides.\015

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I had the same problem with a S50, where the lens door would not operate properly and would not open enough to cause the camera to activate. I took it apart and found that there are two small gears that keep the door on track, one had split in half and jammed the mechanism. They were white plastic, perhaps nylon? I found another S50 on ebay with broken electronics but a working lens door and took parts from it to fix my system. Getting the tiny gear in place was tricky as there are several springs used to activate the camera on switch.
I have the same problem as you said for a while. Now it totally can not retract the lens. I wait for the camera time out and remove battery.
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