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Has anyone had an issue with the black foam strip inside the camera deteriorating and getting between the upper clear plastic lenses?

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Sorry, Theres no setting to fix that.

Posted on Oct 25, 2010

  • frozenmom485 Oct 25, 2010

    I am fully aware there's not a setting to fix this. I am wondering if anyone else has experienced this problem and if there were any recalls or similar problems others have had, and how they fixed the issue.

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