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My camera says lens error

It got sand in my camera . when i try and turn it on , the lens comes out , and in , and out and in . it makes an error sound and goes in . it then says lens error  on the screen . what can i do to fix it please ??

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This is probably THE 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

Posted on Feb 24, 2010

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