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Lens goes out a little way then goes back in and shuts off

When i turn on my HP Photosmart 945 the lens will go out then go right back in whiuch will turn off the camera. I have had this problem multiple times it was working for a couple days but then shut off again I already tried new batteries ive had it for 3 yrs this same problem happened 2 yrs ago so i just stopped using it then it started working again and now I have the same problem

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You have a bad gear in the lens ***'y must be replaced.

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