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The lens doesn't have to be stuck to have a lens error. The auto-focusing ring could be sticking, or the gears could be jamming a bit because of dust, lint, dirt, or sand. Here is a good web blog that explains things you can try to free it up, and they say about 50% of the cameras can be fixed trying their suggestions:
http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html
The first thing to try is to spray the lens assembly with some compressed air. Hopefully, this will fix it.
If all fails and you elect to have it fixed, get an estimate first, since repair costs can be high.
Good luck, and hope this helps.

Posted on Oct 12, 2010

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