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It was dropped and now the lens will not retract. When turned on it only says lens error and then turns off. Oh, it trys to clos or open but nothing. I've taken the body off but not sure what the next step if any should be. Any solving direction would be fantabulous. An I thank in advance. Katies dad

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The lens alignment have been lost when you dropped it down . So only it is throwing the LENS ERROR.

Try adjusting the lens to its original position..Do not apply too must pressure to break it...We have to open the lens area and readjust it which can be done by authorized technicians only..

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