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Lens will not open!

When I turn the camera on, the lens zooms out as usual, but the lens cover itself will not open. It literally stopped opening in the middle of the day yesterday. Any advice? Thanks!

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  • Shwebby Nov 24, 2007

    On my Nikon Coolpix P4 camera - the lens zooms out, but the cover itself does not open. HELP PLEASE! I need to use it today....

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This troubleshooting can be due to dirt in the lens cover, needs to be cleaned.

Posted on Sep 08, 2007

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