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My nikon says lens error

My camera says lens error. The lens is also stuck in the position as if it where taking pictures. It will not retract.

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    same thing with mine... it was dropped

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Remove the 4 screws from the bottom 2 each from the sides, gently remove back leaving the wires and cables attached, remove 4 screws on logic board. left up slightly then set back down. Set the back cover in place put in batteries and test. When working put screws back in and your set.

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My camera says lens error. the lens is also stuck in the position as if it where taking pictures. it will not retract.

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