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Lens The lens of my camera will not open up, so I can not take pictures or do anything with it. I can view my previous pictures though. Is there something i can do so the lens will be back to normal?

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The following blog outlines some repair options for a lens error. They won't work for all cases, but they're worth a try if the camera's no longer under warranty:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

Posted on Jan 05, 2008

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