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L7 Camera Lens

On the SLVR, the lens is on the back of the camera. Lately, when I've tried to take pictures, they've been really grainy and hard to focus. I noticed that the lens has some sort of dirt or dust or something on it, but it's under the top glass. How do I fix this, or clean it?

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Remove back cover. Once removed you will see four screws they need to be removed using a T6 screwdriver. After removing the screws carefully remove the panel. Turn the panel over and clean the inside of the lens cover. Use either a soft bristled brush or a lens cloth to clean. After cleaning reassemble and test it out.

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