Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD850 IS Digital Camera ?

My canon powershot SD850 IS fell. Since then the lens does not completely retract, and I get the lens error restart the camera.


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The motor would be jammed and this would need to be opened to clear the jam. Usually i would recommend taking this to a camera shop. What you can try is slowly push on the lens until it goes in take out the battery the put it back in, this should put the lens back on track if it doest ot you need repair and the only thing i could suggest is a local camera shop.
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The gears inside the lens assembly have been jammed. You can try to gently press it in as you turn on the camera, and see if it catches and goes in. I'll direct you to a web blog in a minute that details everything you can try to fix it yourself. If nothing works, you will have to have it serviced. Make sure you get an estimate first, since it can be quite expensive.
\015\012Here's the web blog:
\015\012http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html
\015\012The dust, sand issue, etc., doesn't concern you, but it's good to know. The other suggestions are worth trying, and they say about 1/2 the cameras can be fixed. Good luck, hope you're one of the lucky half!
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