Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera "lens iris stuck" Questions

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lens as the shutter/iris quickly opens and close. If no movement is seen then the shutter is stuck. Unfortunately, professional repair will cost many times the current value of the camera. But you can

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...picture is just blank. 2 possibilities, Either CCD Imager is defective and does not produce image signal Or IRIS / Aperture is stuck in lens assembly. In both cases qualified camera tech can fix

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...problem mentioned on the site blames a sticky iris in the lens, caused by grease entering inside from the microphones built into the lens. The buildup freezes up the ability of the lens to

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...iris is staying closed. No matter what I do it just stays closed. What could have caused this? How would I fix this problem? A stuck shutter is another common failure mode for digital cameras. The ...

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...lens goes out, but it is black, see nothing through it or on lcd screen (yes, cover is off). There is no error messages, still takes pictures but just black. Can view previous pictures on SD card but ...

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...lens edges, one of the larger "inner" iris leaves fluttered out from its hiding place. This was while the lens was in the retracted position. I carefully "encouraged" the leaf with a small pointed ...

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...lens iris gets stuck at a small aperture. Most often you can get function back. Here's how: Turn the camera on in shooting mode. Turn the mode selector to shutter priority ("Tv"). Use the four-way ...

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...iris does not open, photo taking seems to work, but screen is black and photos are black. A stuck shutter is another common failure mode for digital cameras. The symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" ...

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...lens iris gets stuck at a small aperture. Most often you can get function back. Here's how: Turn the camera on in shooting mode. Turn the mode selector to shutter priority ("Tv"). Use the four-way ...

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