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The lens on my camera got bent

I tried using "steady pressure applied to the back of the camera with the lens on a towel on a table to ensure it remains parallel to the camera body" like another user suggested. So far it isn't working. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE help me I'm leaving for vaction tomorrow!

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Hello

there are tiny plastic gears inside and may have chipped or a small piece of sand got in causing the lens to jamb. "very fragile"

one solution is to ask a camera repair shop how much a lens mechanism would be to replace. (if cost is more than 1/2 of what you paid dont bother)

another solution is to have someone sell your camera on an auction site for parts, to make some money towards another camera purchase

Posted on Sep 02, 2008

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