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Lens trouble My lens will not come out entirely on my camera, for when I push the button to turn it on, the lens tries to completaly come out but then quickly retracts back halfway and remains stuck about halfway open. The screen is black and the light flashes red everytime I turn on the camera, along with a noise of something stuck. I have tried using that little button that someone told me was the reset button, along with plugging it in, and charging it. None of this has helped me with fixing my camera and I was wondering if any of you could help me wit my probelms. I'd be truly grateful for any help offered to me.

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Appears to be a repair issue... lens track may be off

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