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Why does the lens cover stick?

The lens cover does not open automatically. You have to prod it. Camera is a Canon PowerShot A530. How can I fix it.

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I used a silicone lubricant and worked it on and off a number of times. The a510 a520 seen to suffer the same malady. It worked for me . Sometimes when the camera sits, the first time you turn it on, it will stick. a slight jarring will revive the action again or simply turning it on and off a few times. Seems like the shutter springs are weak on those models

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