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Sticky lens cover doesn't open and close smoothly

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This may cause you camera to break, be very careful


Get a damp wash cloth and slowly stick the corner of the wash cloth in the lens.

Try to but a needle in the lens cap slowly pry it open.

Hope it solves your problem :D

Posted on Nov 10, 2010

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Your camera does have a small door or lens cover that slides up and down to cover the lens when the camera is turned off. Is it not closed and now the camera will not work at all?

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