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I drop my camera while the lens was out and when it droppped the lens bent in and now it cant close. i cant do anything to with it.

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Try needle nose plyers to bend it back.it will not be covered under the warrenty and will cost more then the price you paid to fix! or better use your hand be firm but gentle once lined up it should be fine

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Please rate this solution.. Thank You..

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