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Can no longer focus when taking close up pictures.

Can no longer focus whe taking close up pictures. The camera no longer has the front plate on the lens. I was wondering if this is something that I could replace and clear up the problem. And do you know where I could get the part needed?

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This is a repair shop job and they may not be able to get the plate either. Low end camera are essentially throw away when bust

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