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Tha lens cover wont open

I cant open the lens cover

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Re: tha lens cover wont open

It sounds like Something got in the mech,Take a Hair dryer and not for a long time maybe 10 sec heat up the lense area keep pushing Power on till it opens,Once it opens,Clean the Area with Denatured Alcahol Hope this Helps ttech

Posted on Jul 20, 2007

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hello, the lens will not open for the following reasons
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