Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD870 IS Digital Camera ?

Canon SD870 IS lens does not open fully, motor runs.



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The best advice is to have it fixed properly. Once these are serviced correctly, they tend to perform like they should. The place that can fix that one is www.camerasandparts.com They do the service for the camera with the repair which is the key to it working the way it should. It's only $79 with them for that service package and it covers parts labor and shipping back. Their the best deal if you need to have a Canon serviced. Their work is as good as it gets for these cameras.
Hi there please follow the steps and let me know the result.\012
\0121. Ensure batteries are fully charged & clean the battery connector point in side the battery compartment.\012
\0122. Look carefully between the lens and the camera body for any sand, dirt or any damaged etc.\012
\0123. Try turning the camera with the lens facing down and shake to dislodge anything stuck\012
\0124. Try removing batteries and memory card, wait 5 minutes and refit the battery only.\012
\0125. Now turn on camera( with out card ) and see ,if working then fix the memory card & again turn on the camera. If working then fine . \012Otherwise format the memory card and fix back in camera again & try. Make sure before format the memory card take a \012back up all photos in your computer then format. If no luck then reset or restore the camera setting by pressing Menu key for 2 sec ..\012 in not done the press both Menu & self time key for 2 - 4 sec. \012
\012i hope it will gives you success.
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