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Repair stuck lense

Lense is out where it should be if taking a picture will not go back in, My Coolpix powered off with the lens in the "out" position. The battery was fully charged, but I replaced it anyway. The camera still won't start, and the lens is stuck open.

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Try to take out the memory card, the battery again.
is there a error message ? was it in water/sun for to long?
try to see if there is something stuck in the lend, like send or dust.

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