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Samsung D85 lens keeps getting jammed.

Today I switched my Samsung D85 on and the lens only came half way out and I got an error sound and the camera then shut off. I tried switchin it on and off quite a few times but it kept switching off and the lens didnt retract. I thought it might just have gotten jammed, and gave it a tap and the lens did retract, but when i switched the camera on again, the lens jammed as it did before and the camera switched itself off. Is there any way that I can fix this?

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