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Lens error When I switch on the camera the lens will not come out and on the screen it says lens error

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    Did you drop it or was the camera jarred ?

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This is probably THE single most common failure among digital cameras. There's a halfway chance of fixing it yourself, described here: http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

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