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Olympus fe170 lens stuck

The lens of my camera tries to come out when i turn it on, and it does, but not all the way. it makes noises like its trying to but then it just shuts off. i have to press the button to make it go into review mode so the lens will go back in and turn it off.

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Re: olympus fe170 lens stuck

The following blog outlines some repair options for a lens error:

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