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Focus error Until last week it was working well. Unfortunately I dropped my camera, and since then it is not working. Whenever I try, it gives the message "Focus error". And when I try to close it, the lens does not close properly. ANy solution? Please.....

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It sounds like you've either broken the focusing motor or sheared the connecting gears. Though the latter is less serious (and cheaper to fix) both require the camera to be sent off to the repair man. Good luck!

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