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I Took My Camera To The Beach :( And Now When...

Now When I Click The On/Off Button It Turns On And The Lens Pops Outs But Then Turns Its Self Off & I Have Kept Trying For Days Know. Cleaned Out All The Sand But It Still Is Not Working The Screen Is Fine Because When I Put It Into Favourites It Turns On But The Lens Doesnt Come Out. Please Help Me ! Arhh. :P

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Lens errors are fairly common. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended ...

Here's some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for less than 50% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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