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The lens won't close

I was taking pictures at school, and while I was waiting for the most recent picture to load I held the zoom down so the next picture would be ready to go immediately. I frequently do this, but this time it wouldn't zoom all the way and next thing I know I heard beeping and the screen said: "Lens error, turn off camera". I turned off my camera but the lens wouldn't close, and repeated this many times. How can I get my camera lens to close so it will be fixed and allow me to take pictures?

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Lens errors are fairly common. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended ... Unfortunately, many cameras that fall prey to this can only be corrected by professional repair. But, here are some things that you can do that may correct it. They only seem to work for less than 40% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try.

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