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Dropped my camera out of my packet, while it subsiquently opened and jammed the lens open. now it wont it go back in or take pictures and says lens error (duh) casio exilim ex-z77

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  • tchristie2 Dec 01, 2008

    me 2

  • kbunny420x Dec 12, 2008

    same issue. **** casio cameras!

  • Anonymous May 23, 2009

    i have the same prob....help? :(

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I did the same exact thing a couple of months ago. All i did was wiggled it around and then I pushed it back in place.

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