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Lense won't extend when camera is turned on

The lense won't extend all the way when camera is turned on, causing the camera to turn off. The camera was dropped, but the lense itself looks ok, there is nothing physically blocking the lense from extending. I'm wondering if there is something wrong with camera part that extends the lense (it extends automatically when camera turns on). It is a Kodak EasyShare X712 IS.

I'm willing to open the camera up for a simple repair if possible, or if someone can honestly tell me I can take it to a repair shop for something inexpensive, that might help. Thanks!

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Lens has been damaged and it's most likely not worth repairing. lens can look fine but internal damage will require more money than it's worth. recommend replace

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1- if you had dropped your camera hard, some mechanical parts may have got damaged or dislocated. In this case you have to open the lense and replace the damaged part, clean and put it back on the camera. This is too risky for most ordinary people. You would most likely make it WORST.

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