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I was at a party and dropped it in sand and now it will be blury and not focus but still show my previous pictures. i tried to blow it out with a air compresser. please help :/

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That is look you will need a lens ajustement
try to find a tech or a good repair shop...
that all i can say,the shock as made move mirror and focus lens inside the camera...
i hope that will help you.
Regards Alan.

Posted on Jun 02, 2010

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