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Drooped camer now lens stuck

I have canon powershot A470 keep getting lens error turn camera off but its stuck i did dropp it though

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These cameras are easily broken by dropping them. Try to free it by hitting it easy at first, not too hard, you don't want more damage to it? Option number two is to take it to a camera shop for repair estimate. They will try what I'm telling you and chage you a lot if it works.

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