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I dropped my camera and now the lens won't retract

I dropped my camera while the lens was out and it won't retract. The lens is very slightly off center now. When I turn the camera on it says lens error 12, then changes to 22. Any suggestions on what I can do to fix it? Should I take it somewhere to get repaired or is the cost to repair it not worth it?

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Get written estimate - should be free and then cost new camera -expect they will say about 2 mos to get repaired

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