Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD500 / IXUS 700 Digital Camera ?

How to rapair Canon IXUS 950IS - aka Powershot SD850?

\015 I am looking for instructions on how to dismantle this camera to repair a lens error. Camera was dropped and is out of warranty so worth a try. I am unable to get the outer cover off!! Removing the five visible screws doesn't seem to do it. Any pointers to sites appreciated. I have tried all the usual ones but I need one that addresses this particular camera.Thanks in advancepopmorgangd\015

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Lens errors are fairly common. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended ...
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\015\012Here's some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for less than 50% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try:
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\015\012http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html
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