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Focus The focus lens of my camera got wet and now it does not zoom in or out and the image is not clear. Is there something I can do to fix it myself?

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Re: Focus

Ebay a parts camera - with a working camera ( most ' as is ' have tape problems ) , get jeweler ' s screwdrivers and take pictures ! as you begin disassembly - so you can put it back together ; a good technician can do the swap in 2 hours from start to testing ( your pictures will be interesting , whether you finish or not ! )

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