Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD950 IS Digital Camera ?

My Camera's battery is fully charged, but when I try to turn it on, it makes a noise, lense opens a little bit and screen flickers a small bit? Any ideas?!


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It sounds like your lens is out of alignment and dragging. Check to see if there is any debris caught around the edge of the lens. Other than that, a repair or replacement may be necessary.
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