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Lens will not open or extend

Dropped camera on grass in open lens position. It worked for awhile but was making a clicking sound when opening and closing lens. Now it won't move at all, it is in the in position but lens cover is open. I can hear the motor on when turning the camera on, but the lens will not extend.

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  • sartonlover Nov 29, 2008

    Did not drop my camera but my lens is also stuck half way. I can hear it trying to extend but it does not move. I also get a n E18 code on my screen.

  • shelilybee Jan 09, 2009

    I have the same problem. I was taking pictures, turned the camera off. That's it. It won't come on. I changed all the batteries. The light comes on and beeps and turns off. Now it stopped beeping. Just stuck and humms. Nothing on the screen. It's just black and dead. Unbelieveable. It's not that old either. What to do??????????

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