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It seems that the lens is not coming out fully. One reason is that some speck of dust may have got lodged between the lens housing and the lens pit in the body. Please use your hair dryer to blow out this dust and also the vacuum cleaner to suckout the dust from there.

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Try removing the battery and replacing it if this does not work you will definately need to take it in for maintenance


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