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Lense will not extend, or if it does it retracts after a short while. Batteries appear to be OK

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After talking, without any success, to your expert I tried experimenting. It seemed like the sliding lens cover was the main reason for it to behave as it did. It turned out that the lens cover had a worn track and did not always operate the lens motor switch to open it, or pressure on the cover caused the lens to retract. All it needs is a new sliding cover.

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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