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Lens jammed The camera was in my purse and when i took it out the lens looked half open and the view pictures option won't even come on.

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Re: lens jammed

It sound like a problem with the zooming mechanism (lens would not retract or extended) Press the power button on and hold it down while extending and twisting the telescopic zoom lens. It might fix your problem. In any case it could not make it worse Good luck!

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