Question about Digital Cameras
Most likely sand got in to the lens, and is jamming the focusing gears. Also, if the lens is scratched, the elements would be permanently damaged.
The inside construction of the lens on these cameras is very fine like a watch. There are very precise alignments that are done on a columator during the assembly.
At the service department the lens is changed as a complete unit when it is defective.
At this point you probably have nothing to lose by taking the camra apart. I myself would be curious to find out what the repair would cost before taking it apart myself.
Out of warranty repairs on your camera may not be worth the cost of the parts and labour. You could take it to the manufacture service rep for an estimate. I think you will be shopping for a new camera when you find out the cost of servicing it in relation to replacing it.
Posted on Apr 20, 2008
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