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I have a coolpix L1, I switch it on and the lens comes out and then I get a Lens Error message and the lens retracts.

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Try jiggling the lens. Use compressed air to blow out any grit around the lens barrel. If that doesn't do it, you'll need to get the camera serviced.

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When you turn the camera on the lens comes out and has parameters when extending to focus, if the lens does not open fully it sees a problem and then closes.

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