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Dropped my camcorder and auto focus is now constantly cahanging.Can it be easily fixed?

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This happens when the internal focus lens is off track, usually caused by impact and can usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it’s not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired by a qualified service technician.

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