Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD400 / IXUS 50 Digital Camera ?

Stuck Lens I fell on my camera just recently and the lens is stuck open half way. When you power it on it moves a bit to the side and up, then to the other side and up and then beeps couple of times. You can view all the pictures and see the opening screen when you turn it on on picture-taking mode but it won't open up completely. Is it possible to fix? If so how?

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The following blog outlines some repair options for a lens error. They won't work for all cases, but they're worth a try if the camera's no longer under warranty:
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Canon PowerShot SD400 / IXUS 50 Digital Camera

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