Digital camera repair

  kevsul 17:39 19 Sep 07

I have a Canon 400D that was "dropped" by my daughter. The lens assembly is now out of alignment & consequently won't retract when powered off. This causes an error on start-up & renders the camera useless. I want to attempt a repair (professional costs are not worth it). Any suggestions / tips please.

  Graham. 17:43 19 Sep 07

If it doesn't work, you have nothing to lose by trying. Google for spares.

But first, check your house insurance.

  hssutton 18:47 19 Sep 07

Digital cameras are extremely difficult to repair, especially compacts.

I'm rather puzzled by your statement "The lens assembly is now out of alignment & consequently won't retract when powered off. The Canon 400D is an SLR and consequently the lens does not retract.

I'm assuming that the camera is not the 400D, but if indeed it is. Lenses can be bought quite cheaply on Ebay, depending on the lens concerned

  Technotiger 19:12 19 Sep 07

Not a cheap camera, if indeed you do mean the 400D.
But as hssutton has already said - the lens is not retractable, only removable.

  kevsul 19:15 19 Sep 07

Sorry, my mistake it's an A400.

  Technotiger 19:25 19 Sep 07

OK - well if it is not working, you have nothing to lose by having a go at DIY. Professional repair would no doubt be not worth the cost.

  Technotiger 19:29 19 Sep 07

Or perhaps you might get better suggestions in the Digital World forum - to the left, or in Digital Photography, under Topic Zones.

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