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Lens Stuck My Lens is stuck on my Coolpix S200 and I'm getting the Lens Error message. I tried to push it back in like I read on here and it went partly in and now its completely jammed. I've only had my camera for about 4 months. Please help!! I'm hoping to fix it myself.

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  • Anonymous May 28, 2008

    My camera worked fine one day, then it was in my purse. When I went to use it the light was on and the screen said there was a lens error. Everytime I try to turn it on now it makes a grinding noise and refuses to open and then closes completely with the lens error reading

  • tatao815 Jun 24, 2008

    lens is struck out on nikon s200

  • clh003 Jun 25, 2008

    i took a picture, then tried to turn the camera off. the Lens Error message came on and the lens wouldnt close. I tried to push it back in and unsuccessfully got it all the way. its jammed, and i dont know if warranty will cover it. please help me!

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Same problem lens error, the person in the shop said there might be a grain of sand stuck in the lens and it was my fault so the shop wouldnt change it. shame on you spetra photo in the cresent shopping center in limerick, shame on you. anyway ended up pushing in the lens and it went in but the black glass bit ended up inside the camera, so im not sure if thats the solution to the problem.
i reckon its just a really bad crappy product by nikon.

Posted on Oct 21, 2008

I have an Idea. Spend about an hour taking out the aporx 28 microscopic screws scattered throughout the inards of the camera, only to find that there is no way to access the lense assembly.
No, wait. I already did that, and it didn't work. Never mind.

Posted on Jun 28, 2008

Same thing happened to me. Honestly you have to push the screen in as a hard as you can, I was afraid this would break it(honestly it is already broken) but it went right in!

Posted on Jun 20, 2008

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