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Minolta G500 My camera lense wont close says system error S0042. Didnt drop it just open the lense to take a picture and green,red light started to flash on and off and then on the screen it said system error S0042

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Your lens mechanism is stuck up! try pulling the lens with slight force, if you are lucky the culprit that is blocking the mechanism will get loose. If you are not lucky theres no way you can remove or fix the problem than sending it to the authorized service center. =-(

Posted on Aug 24, 2007

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