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Oops i dropped it! : (

I dropped my camera it didnt hit hard after it dropped i turned it on and it is now stuck with zoom out and will not do anything it apears to be off but i can not turn it on or do anything with it!

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  • Anonymous Jun 16, 2008

    How can you fix the camera, when the zoom is stuck out, it won't extend?



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Olympus will charge a flat rate repair fee for this product if beyond the one year factory warranty or the warranty is voided. The cost is $86.85 plus your local sales tax. This covers parts and labor, factory cleaning and diagnostic check, 6 month warranty and the cost of shipping the product back to you is all included in that price.

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