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Camera makes weird sounds and blurry images

Every time I turn on my camera, it makes scratchy sounds as the lens comes out. Once the lens is out all the pictures it takes are really blurry, and the lens seems to have a lot of difficulty adjusting itself or moving. It happened very suddenly and there are no evident causes. I would be very grateful if you could give me advice on how to fix this problem.

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Re: camera makes weird sounds and blurry images

It sonds like the lens went with you to the beach on March break. Because it sounds as though there might be sand in the lens. Either that or the camera received a knock or drop. The lens on the camera needs to be repaired and the camera reprogrammed.

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