Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD550 / IXUS 750 Digital Camera ?

My canon sd550 lens are not going down and when i try to take a picture it makes a funny noise and comes up with a blank screen


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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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