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The lense sutter of Sony DCR-HC90 MiniDV is blocked by sand (I was filming on the beach) and does not open when camera is on. Is there is a way to clean it?

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The lens cover mechanism in these cameras is susceptible to debris and can usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired by a qualified service technician.


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