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I turned off my camera and my zoon didn't went back in. now when i turn it back on it says there is a problem with the lens and it doesn't let me use it. what to do?

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This is likely due to a lens error.

A lens error can be caused by physical damage to the mechanism that controls the lens, or debris that is interfering with the operation of the lens.

This article may be able to help you with a "do it yourself" solution.

In the event that your problem is due to physical damage and not just dirt or debris, you will need to take it to a local camera repair shop for troubleshooting-- though with most consumer digital cameras, labor and parts cost of a repair can easily exceed the value of the camera.

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