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Basically the actual zoom lens is stuck out and wont go back into the camera, i have tried turning it off and on, but however still says "zoom error" and flashes red. i recently dropped in on the carpet and i think thats why the zoom lens is stuck out. please help

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The lens maybe displace. Better go to a service center or an expert.

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