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Problem with my lense

The stuff which is supposed to protect my camera lense stay blocked in open mode or closed mode (I need to help it when it isn't opening in order to take a picture). Can I fix it myself or do I have to send it in warranty?

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A warranty job I would imagine I could be nothing more than a spec ot dirt of course. Try some simple things like a blast of air[ Don't blow- your breath is moisture laden - not a good thing for cameras] or a thin tissue[cigarette paper slipped around the hinge area. Would not go beyond there simple measures if it is to be a warranty job.

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