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Camera lens stuck

I left my camera in my purse so i guess it got all banged around. now whenever i turn it out it makes this grinding/buzzing noise and then the screen says "lens error!" help!!!!!

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See my other posts, which may be able to help in this case.
You may...may... be able to force the lens back into the track. The noise in this case sounds like it is off track....worth a try indeed.
The other can be that the gears are broken, and will have to be repaired or replaced.

Posted on Jun 21, 2008

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