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My camera was dropped, and the lens will not retract, or work at all.

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  • migizzel May 02, 2008

    my camera fell and the lens goes in and out

  • Anonymous Jun 26, 2008

    i set the self-timer on a board...and i guess the board wasn't steady...and it fell from about5-6 feet...i bought it on December 8,2007 at 2:37 p.m. at the sears in pearl ridge,oahu...

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