If the lens will not retract, it usually means that something is bent or distorted.
The repair usually consists of replacing the lens assembly.
Anyone repairing the camera will have to buy the parts from Canon, so you are not likely to save any money by having someone else do the repair.
I dropped my new Canon PowerShot SX100 IS and now the lens will not retract. The retail value is $250. It seems to be a simple repair to the front of the lens to push it back into place.
Where can I go that can do quality repair work, but not cost too much?
I've seen info that Best Buy and Circuit City do some repairs, and the Canon send-off facility from what I hear charges over $100 to do the repair, which seems to be too much. Any advice??