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HELP! dropped camera, lens won't go back in, shutter won't close

So someone dropped my baby, my camera lol, and the lens won't go in. AT ALL. The shutter will not close either. When I press the ON button - the screen is blurred - i can hear the shutter trying to open - the sound for the start up goes a few seconds later - it turns off Please help. This camera cost a lot and I really need to have this sorted ASAP. Ok a child got ready to take a picture and dropped the camera. It was 400 dollars and i really don't have the money to fix it. We thought it might be low battery and charged it for a while. The next day, i put the battery in the camera and the lens would not go back in. I could hear it try and when it turned on the screen was black. and then turned off.

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Re: HELP! dropped camera, lens won't go back in, shutter...

Tapp the lense GENTLY in the opposite direction of the misalignment

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