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Zoom lens stuck

I dropped my camera and when I tried to use it it looked blurry, I pushed the zoom button and now the zoom lens is stuck and will not go back in. Any hope for this?

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Hummmmmm.......I guess it all depends on how hard the drop was. At this point, you have nothing to lose by tinkering around with it.....but my guess would be that it's taken it's last picture. You might try locating a camera repair shop, or even an independent jeweler. They might could at least take a look at it and give you a second opinion. Hope this helps, and sorry about the bad luck!!!!

Chad

Posted on Oct 11, 2008

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Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.

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Look at the lens , and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).

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Try hitting your camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of your hand.

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