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Lens cover error

Hello i have a nikkon coolpix s52c and it was working fine until a couple of weeks ago. now every time i trun it on it reads lens cover error. to be honest i dont recal that the lens had a cover that open and close when turn on. so i have no idea what i should do. i did find some tips in fixya but among the raiting i found your concerns saying not to follow those. so here i am trying to see if you have an aswer to me because this is quite a new camera and i am frustrated. let me know please my email is yamira.acevedo@gmail.com


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Hi

Your camera does have a small door or lens cover that slides up and down to cover the lens when the camera is turned off. Is it not closed and now the camera will not work at all?

You can try tapping the camera in your hand, but not on a table... though I don't think it will accomplish much. Most likely there is dirt or a sticky liquid that has caused the cover to jam, so you will need to open the camera and clean it out with alcohol if it's sticky.

You can try compressed air, but not extremely powerful air.. be gentle; digital cameras are very advanced pieces of technology, just remember what you're holding in that little square in your hand, its an amazing piece of equipment!

My best advice, if you're comfortable with it, is to open the camera and clean it and see if something is broken. If you don't want to do it yourself (and I don't know what country you live in...) but we can do it for you for $35 total if you are in the US, slightly more for shipping costs if you are outside the US.

Let me know if you have any other questions and please don't rate me low and move on... ask for more help so that I may earn a higher rating from you. =)

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