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My nikon s550 wont extend

At first when i turned it on the lens would go in and out a few times then say lens error. but now it dosent even open up. what can i do to fix it without having to pay a bunch of money for it?

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What finally worked for me was a mix of the ideas listed here. I placed a vacuum hose against the lens and turned on the vacuum, then turned on the camera and tried to gently pull them apart. There was just enough suction to pull the lens through the spot it was sticking on and PRESTO! It works again! The focus was nasty at first, but another quick power cycle fixed that up. The lens hasn't locked up again despite many power cycles. I used a proper canister vacuum which happens to have a new bag in it, so plenty of suction.

Posted on Feb 25, 2011

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    Rsrsrs Rsrs Nov 09, 2013

    Thanks for the tip. I had given up almost after trying 3 to 4 times. However, last two efforts, kept the Canister vacuum so close and it did the trick last try.

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