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Lens won't retract and now the screen flashes and then is black. Is it repairable for less than buying a new one in the $300 range?

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I had a camera that got sand in the lens and it had a problem similar to this. Those lenses are sensitive and once you jam one it's pretty hard to fix. It would probably cost less for a new camera, and hey, it's always a good excuse to upgrade ;)

Posted on Jun 23, 2008

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Try an easy fix by pushing gently the lens (do not force them, just help them) while you turn off camera at same time. Try also switching the mode selector.

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