Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Digital Camera ?

Will not focus or zoom properly and everything is blurry, how do I fix this?My daughter took this camea to the beach and sand got into her bag and into the camera. How do I fix this problem?


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Use your vacuum cleaner to pull out the sand that may have gone into the lens housing. The lens would start moving in and out fully thus giving you best focus.
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Will not focus or zoom properly and everything is blurry, how do I fix this?My daughter took this camea to the beach and sand got into her bag and into the camera. How do I fix this problem?


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