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I dropped my NIKON COOLPIX L10!!

I dropped my NIKON COOLPIX L10 and the lens are stuck and they won't go back in! How can i fix it?

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Re: I dropped my NIKON COOLPIX L10!!

Sometimes to push the extended lens (with battery out) gently to the opposite side it is bending...may help. If it snaps back into the channel, fine, other wise you may not be able to do anything, and consider it a loss. That is because the cost to repair is too much. What you can do if the lens is broken is to sell the camera on Ebay as a broken or as is, or repair item. That way you may get some good money (up to $40.00) for this camera. There are those looking for parts cameras on Ebay.

Posted on Mar 18, 2008

Re: I dropped my NIKON COOLPIX L10!!

I fixed mine by gently pulling out on the lens and then gently pressing it back in. It was just jammed a bit. Good luck.

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Re: I dropped my NIKON COOLPIX L10!!

The camera is very probably beyond economical repair (check your house hold insurance for accidental cover though) and I'd advise you to give it a good yank. You will find it sometimes clicks back into place. If its not covered under any insurance you have little to loose.

Posted on Jan 24, 2008

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With the batteries out, press and hold the power button for 10 seconds or so.
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