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I dropped my powershot sd1300 and the lens won't open. Any suggestions?

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Call Canon, they will hopefully fix or replace the unit.

Posted on Aug 30, 2011

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I've narrowed it down to a small motor that controls the lens and consequently the focus part. But you simply can't buy the parts. A professional repair quoted more than the camera was worth so I sold it on ebay for 'spares or repair' and bought a new one.
The 'lens error' problem plagues all of these compact zoom cameras, so unfortunately it's a very common fault and expensive to repair.
Sorry it's not good news.

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