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My nikon camera lens won't work

Every time i turn on my camera the screen pops up as lens error and then the camera turns off. i had gotten sand on it so i'm sure there's sand stuck in the lens but i don't know how to get it out. Please help me!

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Nikon is in Melville, NY or you may contact
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Posted on Apr 20, 2009

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