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Yep. another lens stuck.

Hey. i've had my 770SW for a while now. today at the beach. the lens became stuck open. it appears to be loose, with a bump on either corner the lens can be knocked a couple of mm from the fully extracted position.. when turned on i can view my photos but i receive a black screen if i try to take a photo. an audible noise is heard from the lens trying to retract. is this a problem i can fix myself?

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I used my camera at the beach and now the lens doesn't close. he camera still turns on. I didn't think you had to clean the camera if it's a water proof camera. SO need help what to et fixed for my husband it was a very expensive camera.

Posted on Jul 17, 2011

Re: Yep. another lens stuck.

I had this problem after putting it in a jug of bear (i know, i know...not so smart)...i washed the camera with a small amount of dishwashing detergent and a good rinse and it seemed to solve the problem for me....not sure if this is the recommended way of dealing with it though.

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