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CANON A70 - 2 YEAR OLD Took apart the lens

\015 CANON A70 - 2 YEAR OLD Took apart the front lens assembly - have all the pieces but can't figure out how the springs attach.\015

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This link has some examples of repair of the automatic lens cover. It may help you figure out how to reinstall the lens cover springs.
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CANON A70 - 2 YEAR OLD Took apart the lens


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