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Lense won't open

What size philips screwdriver did you use to open the camera? i'll try to remember/document how to put it back together.

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Stop! before you open the camera try gently knocking the corners to loosen any particles that may have gotten into the lens housing. It may start working. If you get it open spray compressed air to clean it out. Next camera just buy an extended warranty. I found www.northamericacoverage.com to offer reasonable priced extended coverage on all products. In general every digital camera I ever owned had problems after 1 1/2 years of usage. They don't made them as srurdy as the old film cameras.

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Some dirt somhow gets on the outside of the lense and they would prevent the lense from opening or closing 100% as it normally does.

Clean around the lense and turn your camera off and on a few times. If the lense opened out 100%, you should be able to take pictures as you usually did. If NOT

turn on the camera and help the lense to open up by pulling the lense out NOT too hard. If the lense goes up and down you follow the lense motion (up and down and turn). If the lense opened up 100%, then turn the camera on and off a few times, it may work now.

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