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Nikon Coolpix L11 Lense Error

My camera lense is a little bit out and completely stuck. Everytime i turn it on it says "Camera Error". I really don't know what to do and I don't have any money to buy a new one (I got this as a gift). Please help me find a solution to this problem.

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Hello that would be "lens error", which means the camera may have been dropped, bumped or possibly a piece of sand/dirt got inside the lens mechanism.

there are tiny plastic gears inside and may have chipped causing the lens to jamb. "very fragile"

one solution is to ask a camera repair shop how much a lens mechanism would be to replace. (if cost is more than 1/2 of what you paid dont bother)

another solution is to have someone sell your camera on an auction site for parts, to make some money towards another camera purchase.

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

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