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Work issues my camera makes 3 beeps then shuts off !!!!!! I tryed to use gentle pressure with the camera face down on a towel covered table and turn on to see if the camera tries to retract the lens. it still wont work!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHH SAVE MEEE!!!!!!

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Jammed or off the track, try rotating the lens if it rotates out, maybe the middle coller part, or take it apart and see if you can see the fault. No other options, sorry. SO many lens problems with this design, too bad.

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