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Lense Issue When I turn on the camera the lense started to move out and then got stuck. How when you turn it on it just trys to adjust the lense but again it is stuck. I am required to remove the batteries to get it to shut off. I was going ot open the case but three of the screws requires a nice special allen wrench, but guess what, they did not provide it. Any ideas where I can score one?

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Does the screw you need to remove look like a triangle with 3 points? if it does i had the same problem! went to all kinds of repair stores looking for one, turns out that is a manufacturer only tool so that we cant repair them and we have to have them service it!!!! SOLUTION: Goto a hardware store and go to the screw driver aisle what you are looking for is basically a 3 point triangle screwdriver bit but it has to be a very sharp bit tho if not it will just strip the screws ..but needless to say it could be some work! i fought with one of the screws for about 30 minutes to get it broken loose enough to twist it out with plyers...ok well good luck!

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