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My camera lens shutter won't open, but everything else is working fine. It keeps on repeating 'please turn camera off and then on again' but it's still the same.Is there a way that I can fix it by myself and not need to give it in to the shops instead?

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Sorry, it needs to go in for service.
Usually this type of fault happens due to sand/ grit in the mechanism or it has suffered a knock/ drop.
If it is grit/ sand then they may just clean the lens mechanism.
If it has suffered an impact, then it will probably need replacement.
Sorry for the bad news.
Cheers.

Posted on Sep 30, 2009

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