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I drpped my camera

I dropped my cam and the lense are messed up the cam is keep on sayin restart lense please help me i have been trying to fix it but can cuz am afrid i wil brake it please help me it was my birthday present please help me fix it ma self!

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Camera is not a cheap article to handle so easily. having invested much into it dont think twice to cost it for repair.
even tough repair cost is high, its not high compared to camera cost. so while dealing with internal hardware dont risk it with doing it by yourself. take it to service center and fix it.

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Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.

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1- Some mechanical part of the lense mechanism may have been damaged or broken. You would have to open the lense and check for broken parts, damage parts disconected cable. It is not advisable for most people to open the lense and put it back together. You would most likely make it worse.

It usually cost more to fix it than, if you invest in new camera.

2- If some dirt somehow got on the side of the lense, they may cause your lense not to open 100% when you turn it on or retract 100% when you turn it off. I had the same problem with my sony cyber-shot DSC-w7 which is very much similiar to yours. Here is what I did and my camera is working fine ever since.
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I then push the lense a little harder so that the lense was 100% retracted.
After I turn it on and off a few times, the lense opened and closed as it does normally.
If you try this, it should get fixed if it is fixible.

If it was not fixed and you decided to buy a new one and you intend to trash it. Give it to someone like me who loves to open up and mess it up or sometime fix it.

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