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Stuck Lens I accidently dropped my camera and it landed on a soft carpet and the lens got stuck!. i sent it back to fuji film but they charged almost as much when i bought the camera. I would like to take it apart so i can fix it myself any suggestions?

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I also dropped the cam on the lens! Locked up lens. I took the unit apart to discover an intense amount of micro-ciruits. Then I got a painful electric shock from the internal battery! Don't try it. I think I have ruined the camera further. 

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Re: Stuck Lens

You will not fix it, the mechanism is not usually fixable If you take it apart ,you will then need the new camera.

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It could be one of two things, you bend the lens when dropped or the pins in the lens has become loose and are stuck.
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The funny the is that I would have you drop it again on a carpet but on the opposite side to see if you can dislodge the pins from being stuck, try and have it land flat on its back from a decent height.
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