Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD300 / IXUS 40 Digital Camera ?

IXUS 50 Had this camera for a number of years and have had no problems with it until the other evening. I was taking some pics and the lens stuck in the open/out position. I changed the battery to see if that was the reason it had happened but no change. Does anyone know of a fix or is it a trip to the camera shop? Judy


Answers :

You can try pushing the lens in by hand (i.e. if it stuck coming out, push it in and rotate in the direction to go back in... if it stuck closing, then try turning it the other way and pulling out). Sometimes these cameras stick on bits of sand etc, by pushing against it gently (closing) it can release a stuck bit of sand. Pushing the wrong direction (further against a piece of sand etc ) can damager the mechanism more.
This is assuming it is due to dirt, it is likely the motor drive has gone and it's time for a new cam.
No you fix or probably camera shop fix either
These little item are considered 'consumable'

The cost of underaking any work assuming part are available is as much as a new[more high specified] replacement
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