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This machine has a powered lens cover that when you try and power up it goes through a checklist of things to do before you can use it. All of this is to follow the lens cover moving off of the closed position. On my unit this doesn't happen! Something in the mechanism is keeping the lens cover from moving away from the closed position, hence the unit doesn't work. How serious is this problem and is it worth having the unit fixed?

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Yes,get the unit fixed.

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