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Dropped sony DSC-P73 need lens assembly

I have aquired this camera with the lens stuck in the open position. When I stripped the camera I found the lens assembly has been damaged. Does anyone know where I can get one even if it is used.

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Re: Dropped sony DSC-P73 need lens assembly

Your best bet is to get another camera from an online auction site. Sony will not sell you a part direct & those suppliers that will sell you one will want more than the camera is worth. I have fixed many cameras by buying online from auctions & you can often get the part you need plus a whole lot of extras (battery, charger, memory) for what a replacement part from a dealer will cost.

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