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Current version by: oldturkey03 ,

Title:

lens will neither extend nor fully retract

Text:

I have an S50 Canon PowerShot. For a year, it has taken some jiggling to close the cover and get the lens to fully retract. During a recent vacation, the telescoping function stopped working entirely. The lens is about 1/16" shy of fully retracting. When I move the cover one way or the other, the lens makes some noise, but will neither fully extend nor fully retract.

Repairing the camera myself is a last resort. I would prefer to find an entrepreneur with a good reputation and the ability to repair the camera. Is there such a person? If not, what can I do on my own?

Device:

Canon PowerShot S SeriesS50
Canon PowerShot S SeriesS50

Status:

open

Original post by: Norton Wheeler ,

Title:

lens will neither extend nor fully retract

Text:

I have an S50 Canon PowerShot. For a year, it has taken some jiggling to close the cover and get the lens to fully retract. During a recent vacation, the telescoping function stopped working entirely. The lens is about 1/16" shy of fully retracting. When I move the cover one way or the other, the lens makes some noise, but will neither fully extend nor fully retract.

Repairing the camera myself is a last resort. I would prefer to find an entrepreneur with a good reputation and the ability to repair the camera. Is there such a person? If not, what can I do on my own?

Device:

Canon PowerShot S Series

Status:

open