Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital Camera ?

Lens will not deploy or retract correctly

\015 The lens on my cannon powershot sd600 digital elph will not deploy or retract correctly. Is there anything I can do to fix it?\015

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While switching it on, try to tap it very gently, little bit force should be applied to reset the gears, do this several times till you are sure its working, other options are to take it to a qualified tech for reseting the gears, but tapping it, while holding it on right hand, and tapping it on left hand should make it work...check out
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Lens will not deploy or retract correctly


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