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Camera fell to the ground and now the lens wont retract. Screen says Lens error

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Can be damage to lens assembly gears and bad news, but maybe not. There's an excellent blog about this problem of things you can try. Some of them don't apply to your problem, but are good to know. Here's the site:
http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html
Aside from getting lucky, it will have to be disassembled to be fixed. It's quite a process, but can be done with patience and a good process or memory. If you have a shop repair it, get an estimate first. Some are more reasonable than others, and chances are this repair will run a bit.
Good luck, and join the millions of others who have had this happen, due to the construction and demand of zoom lenses.

Posted on Aug 01, 2010

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Fawabi


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http://www.fixya.com/support/t240817-camera_error_e45

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